People & OD Partner

Organisation: The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Salary: Starting salary £32k-£40k, depending on experience, plus civil service pension scheme, generous holiday entitlement, and other benefits

Location: Edinburgh

Permanent post in Edinburgh, working on a hybrid basis of home and office

RBGE are 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, and it is our mission to explore, conserve and explain the world of plants for a better future. 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.

We now have an exciting opportunity for an experienced HR professional to join our small dynamic People & Organisational Development team as we look to develop and deliver a new People strategy for the organisation. This is a generalist role involving a wide variety of people-related activities, from advising our line managers and staff on a host of different areas, to managing recruitment, policy development, and learning and development. On top of that part of the role involves the overall co-ordination of our volunteer programme and management of our administrative team.

Applicants will need to have past experience of generalist HR roles, and as you’ll be helping to deliver OD initiatives across the organisation, a background in OD and successful implementation of change initiatives would be helpful. A keen influencer, you’ll be an excellent communicator, able to develop and maintain relationships successfully at a variety of levels within an organisation, and comfortable working autonomously as part of a small team. This will be a busy role, and you’ll be someone who thrives on managing a host of competing activities, able to ride the challenge of priorities changing at short notice in the face of business needs.

A full job description and person specification outlining the essential and desirable criteria for this post can be found on our website.

Interested applicants should send a CV and covering letter outlining the skills and experience you could bring to the post, along with a completed equal opportunities questionnaire from our website to by 1700 GMT on Monday 5th September 2022.

Although we see this as a full-time post, we would also welcome applications for individuals looking to work on a part-time basis. If this applies to you, please specify the part-time hours you would be looking to undertake.

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: Monday 05/09/2022