Creative Programmes Assistant

Organisation: The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Salary: Starting Salary £21,213, Band B (Pay Award Pending)

Location: Edinburgh

Full time, fixed term 22 months

We’re one of the world’s leading scientific botanic gardens, holding knowledge gained over centuries that the world needs today.  All known life depends on plants and fungi. It’s our mission to explore, conserve and explain the world of plants for a better future.  We know that biodiversity loss and climate change are threatening thousands of plants with extinction. Through cutting edge science, conservation and education, we’re helping to save them.  Our four Scottish gardens – Benmore, Dawyck, Logan and ‘The Botanics’ in Edinburgh – attract over a million visitors every year. Together, these gardens comprise one of the richest plant collections on earth. As a registered Scottish charity, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is funded principally by the Scottish Government – but as an organisation, we’re very much global. We’re taking positive action for plants and people around the world – from local communities in Scotland to over 40 countries overseas.

We are looking to recruit a self-motivated and enthusiastic individual to work as part of our Creative Programmes team, based in Inverleith House, Edinburgh. The working hours will generally be 10am to 6pm, Friday to Tuesday. You should be available to start work prior to Saturday 13 August 2022.

You should be graduates or have equivalent work experience, be highly organised and possess excellent communication skills. An interest in art, culture or nature is essential.  Full details of the post including a job description and person specification can be found on our website

Interested applicants should send a CV and covering letter outlining the skills and experience they could bring to the post, along with a completed equal opportunities questionnaire to no later than 12pm on Tuesday 5 July.  Interviews will be held on Tuesday 19 July.  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.

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is committed to providing a fair and equitable working environment and supporting a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds to these posts. We have a range of initiatives to promote diversity and inclusivity, including flexible working for staff with, for example, parenting and carer responsibilities, and proactive celebration of diversity among our staff, students and volunteers. RBGE holds an Athena SWAN Research Institute Bronze Award in acknowledgement of our commitment to the advancement of gender equality. 


Application Deadline: Tuesday 05/07/2022