The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) needs keen and enthusiastic individuals to support the Garden’s mission to explore, conserve and explain the world of plants for a better future.
We have four sites around Scotland, Dawyck Botanic Garden near Peebles, Benmore Botanic Garden in Dunoon, Logan Botanic Garden near Stranraer and in Edinburgh.
We currently employ around 240 staff and work with around 300 volunteers to achieve our objectives.
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- Digitiser (Herbarium)
4 x one year fixed-term posts, full-time, based in Edinburgh
Starting salary £21,213 (Band B)
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is one of the world’s top four botanic gardens based on the quality, breadth and depth of our science, plant collections, public engagement and education. We are excited to offer 4 one-year fixed-term Digitiser (Herbarium) roles, where you will work towards digitising our preserved herbarium specimens held in the Herbarium. This is an internationally renowned collection which we aspire to make globally accessible.
The work will include the following main duties:
Selecting, databasing, imaging and returning specimens
- Pre-digitisation curation of folders and specimens
- Quality control of digitised records and images
You will need to have the ability to work independently as part of a small team, have the capacity for meticulous and sensitive handling of delicate specimens in sustained, careful, repetitive work, and be able to critically assess image quality.
Good botanical and geographical knowledge would be useful, as is proficiency with standard computing software, Microsoft Office. Experience with data entry, and imaging software such as Adobe Photoshop is also be desirable. A degree or equivalent experience in botany or related subject, or a degree or equivalent experience in working with collections such as libraries, archives or museums would be desirable.
Full details of the post including a job description and person specification can be downloaded from this page.
We would encourage applications from all suitable candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, disability, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.
Applicants should send a CV and covering letter which outlines their suitability for this vacancy to firstname.lastname@example.org as well as complete and submit an online equal opportunities questionnaire by noon on Monday, 26 July 2021. Interviews will take place via Microsoft Teams and will likely be held week commencing 2 August 2021.
If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the application deadline, please assume that your application has not been shortlisted on this occasion.
No recruitment agencies please.
- Finance Manager – Operations & Reporting
Full-time permanent post based in Edinburgh
Salary £39,502 to £44,054 (Band E)
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is one of the world’s top four botanic gardens based on the quality, breadth and depth of our science, plant collections, public engagement and education. We are at a hugely exciting time in our 350 year history as we look to deliver the Edinburgh Biomes project, a seven year capital build programme to restore our heritage glasshouses, create a stunning new public glasshouse, and build new research facilities.
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Finance team at our Edinburgh garden. The role will provide support for the Head of Finance and management of the Finance team whilst providing technical expertise and advice to colleagues across the organisation.
In particular, the role will be responsible for a number of complex and demanding areas including:
- The preparation and delivery of the year end statutory annual accounts, with support from the Head of Finance;
- Preparation of the monthly management accounts
- Ensuring compliance with direct and indirect taxation requirements and submitting all VAT and other returns accurately and on time;
- Maintaining the finance ledger and providing support on financial management;
- Team management
Applicants should be qualified or part qualified accountants (or qualified by experience) with charity accounting and VAT experience. As a non-departmental public body and a registered charity, we operate within the accounting and governance requirements of both the public and charity sectors. Previous experience of the SUN accounting system would be beneficial, though not essential.
Full details of the posts, including job descriptions and person specifications can be downloaded from this page.
Interested applicants should send a CV and covering letter outlining the skills and experience they could bring to the post, along with a completed online equal opportunities questionnaire to email@example.com by midday on Monday 9th August 2021.
If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date please assume that your application has not been shortlisted on this occasion.
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