Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Manager

Organisation: The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Salary: £33800

Location: The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, EH3 5LR

Permanent post, working on a hybrid basis. Flexible work location, with at least some time spent in Edinburgh.
22 hours per week.
Starting salary £33.8k pro rata, plus generous holiday entitlement, civil service pension
and other benefits.

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) explores, conserves and explains the world of plants for a better future.
RBGE is a world leading botanical institute and international visitor attraction taking positive action for plants and people; from local communities across Scotland, to more than 40 countries around the world. Our priority is to tackle the biodiversity crisis and the climate emergency and support the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. Our work builds on over 350 years of history as a scientific botanic garden, a centre of education, the internationally important botanical collections in our care, and our extensive international partnerships.

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 are very much global.

We have an exciting opportunity for an EDI Manager to join our small but dynamic People & Organisational Development team. This is a key post responsible for leading and managing the delivery of our equality, diversity, and inclusivity agenda, plans and ambitions across the organisation. You’ll be championing the integration of EDI principles into daily working life at an organisational level, further developing an environment free from discrimination of any kind, and in partnership with colleagues seeking opportunities to influence and sustain change at a societal level both nationally and internationally.

The role will focus in particular on supporting us in our ambition to continue the
implementation of our racial justice action plan, and broadening representation across the organisation from under-represented groups among our staff and volunteers. We’ll be looking to you to enhance employment and career development opportunities and address barriers to participation, while supporting equity in access to education and knowledge.

In 2023 you’ll lead our Athena Swan reaccreditation application, as well as further
implementing our racial justice report actions and equality impact assessments and
managing the introduction of organisation-wide training in racial awareness and general equalities.

More information on the role, including a full job description and person specification can be found on our website We’re happy to be very flexible around weekly working schedules to enable as wide a range of candidates to apply as possible.

To apply please email with:
• your CV
• a covering letter outlining the skills, knowledge and experience you’d bring to the
• a completed equal opportunities questionnaire: EOQ form

Closing date: 12.00 GMT Monday 20th February 2023
Interview date: Early March (TBC)
Recruitment information: Job description and person specification

To arrange an informal discussion about the post, please contact Fiona Parker at

If you haven’t heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, please assume your
application hasn’t been successful on this occasion

Application Deadline: Monday 20/02/2023