Vacancies

A list of our current vacancies.

Current Vacancies

Alpine Trainee Placement

Full time, fixed term (12 months), based in Edinburgh, funded by Alpine Garden Society

Salary: £19,241 – 20,497 (Pay Band B)

We are looking to recruit a Horticulturist to join the Rock and Alpine team at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh for a period of one year.  This placement is funded by the Alpine Garden Society.

In this job you will be receive training in all aspects of growing alpine plants and also how to use these plants effectively in displays.  In this position you will be involved in maintaining and enhancing the alpine collections at RBGE, including propagation, maintenance of alpine collections and data recording.  In addition some time will be spent visiting other gardens, including a short period spent at the AGS garden, Pershore.  

Applicants should be qualified to SVQ Level 1/2 or equivalent, have the ability to work to a very high standard, be computer literate, able to work in a group situation or individually, be highly motivated and be a good communicator.  Additionally, the successful candidate should ideally have some knowledge of botanical horticulture, garden maintenance but particularly an interest in alpine plants.

Please click here for a full job description and person specification which outlines the key and specific responsibilities as well as the essential and desirable criteria for this post.

Applicants should send a CV and covering letter which outlines their suitability for the post as well as a completed equal opportunities form to recruitment@rbge.org.uk by noon on Friday, 22 February 2019.

If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been shortlisted.

No recruitment agencies please.

Finance Co-ordinator

Permanent post based in Edinburgh

Salary £19,241-£20,497 (band B)  

We are looking to recruit a Finance Co-ordinator to join our team at an exciting period of growth. You will be working as part of a small team to deliver core finance processing for RBGE, the Botanics Trading Company and the Botanics Foundation across a range of activities.

You will be responsible for processing invoices using our FindDocs system, as well as dealing with and resolving invoice and payment enquiries from external suppliers and reconciling supplier statements. In addition you’ll be reconciling bank accounts and providing information to support cash flow monitoring, ensuring compliance with VAT rules affecting income, and preparing information for our quarterly VAT returns.

Applicants will need to have some previous experience in purchase and sales ledger work, and a good understanding of financial administration and accounting processes and procedures. You’ll also need to have good communication and numerical skills, strong attention to detail, and be able to organise and prioritise your own workload as part of a small team. Knowledge of the SUN accounting package and FindDocs purchase to pay system or similar would also be useful, though not essential, as would an SVQ/NVQ level 2 in a related subject.

A full job description and person specification outlining the key responsibilities of the role and a full person specification can be downloaded from this page.

Applicants should send a covering letter and CV outlining the skills and experience you’d bring to the post, along with an equal opportunities questionnaire from our website, to recruitment@rbge.org.uk by midday on Mon. 28th January 2019.

If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been shortlisted.

No recruitment agencies please.

Taxonomic Assistant

Full-time, fixed term (14 months), based in Edinburgh

Salary £24,725 (Band C)

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is looking for a Taxonomic Assistant to join our team on a fixed term basis for a period of 14 months. Responsibilities will include:

  • Working with a field team in Peru composed of several researchers, PhD students, and technical staff to collect plant specimens from the Peruvian Andes
  • Co-ordinating the identification process, managing specimen export, specimen curation, writing identification keys, and descriptions of new species
  • Designing and running a training course in Peru on databasing and digitising herbarium specimens
  • Co-ordinating the production of a taxonomic checklist for the río Marañón watershed, including building, managing, and curating a research database

Applicants should have fieldwork experience in collecting herbarium specimens in the tropics, have good written and verbal language skills, experience in co-ordinating projects, and in dealing with multidisciplinary groups across countries and cultures. In addition, you should be able to work in the field for long periods and have experience in managing herbarium specimen databases.

Please click here for a full job description and person specification which outlines all of the essential and desirable criteria for this post.

Applicants should send a CV and covering letter which outlines their suitability for the post, along with an equal opportunities questionnaire to recruitment@rbge.org.uk by noon on Friday, 15 February 2019.

Payroll / HR Administrator

Fixed-term contract – 9 months

Part-time (22.2 hours per week), based in Edinburgh

Salary £19,241 pro rata Band B

Working within the HR team, you will provide administrative support to key HR processes including payroll and pension processing, changes to terms and conditions of employment, staff induction and recruitment.   In addition, you will ensure HR systems and filing are up to date, provide statistics as required, and other general administrative duties.

Applicants should have previous administration experience, ideally gained within an HR/Payroll environment. We are looking for someone who can demonstrate excellent attention to detail and accuracy as well as strong verbal and written communication skills. You should be self-motivated, with the ability to work either unsupervised or as part of a small team, be able to work to strict deadlines and have good time management and multitasking skills.

Full details of the job description and person specification can be downloaded from this page

Applicants should send a CV and covering letter, outlining the skills and experience you could bring to the post, along with an equal opportunities form from our website to recruitment@rbge.org.uk by midday on Friday 8th February.

If you haven’t heard from us within 2 weeks of your application, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

No recruitment agencies please.

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