Job Summary

The Project Learning Officer will play a key role in Celebrating Scotland’s Art. The post-holder will work independently within the Learning & Engagement team and as part of a cross-NGS team focusing on content, interpretation and activity within this major capital project. The Project Learning Officer will coordinate, develop and deliver the learning activities for the priority audiences set out in the Activity Plan. These activities are a central way of meeting the needs of these priority audiences identified for development through the project. The audiences are: schools, families with children under 7, adults and communities with a focus on audiences who do not currently visit.

The post will work entirely on Celebrating Scotland’s Art and will liaise closely with project-specific staff (in curatorial, digital and volunteering) and with key NGS colleagues across several departments to ensure the new activities integrate into existing programmes and work plans. The post-holder should have experience of working with a range of audiences and communities, ideally within a gallery or museum setting, and have experience of developing, coordinating and delivering learning programmes using art collections. In addition, the post-holder will be developing resources (including digital) for families, schools and communities. The post will report directly to the Deputy Head of Learning & Engagement.

This role will be based mainly at our Retail Warehouse with some on site working at the Ecommerce office. The role will be to support the Ecommerce department with stock movement, order fulfilment and customer service. This role will act as support and liaison between warehouse and ecommerce for stock.
This role will also cover customer service for annual leave and support as required during seasonal busy periods.
This role will be line managed by Photography and Licensing Manager who is responsible for Ecommerce, you will also work closely with Ecommerce Assistant and the Warehouse Manager.


To support the Retail Warehouse and Ecommerce Team
To ensure security of stock, equipment and property within the warehouse
To carry out warehouse and ecommerce administration tasks where required
To cover annual leave for customer service assistant (phone and email)
To ensure the National Gallery Scotland Health and Safety at work policies are observed within the Retail warehouse
Reporting any damaged or missing goods to Warehouse Managers or Supervisors
Keeping the warehouse environment clean and tidy and maintaining equipment
Assisting with warehouse inventory controls, which typically involves using a hand-held scanner
Treating merchandise with care and concern at all times
Storing and rotating stock according to established procedures


The following range of knowledge skills and experience are required. Please ensure these are reflected in your application. Short listing for interview will be based on meeting these requirements.

• Experience of using administrative procedures relevant to a shop or warehouse environment, which include using stock databases, Microsoft office software (Outlook, Teams etc)
• Proven experience working in a warehouse/customer service role or similar
• Good interpersonal / communication skills
• Good numeracy skills
• Ability to use initiative
• High standards of accuracy and attention to detail
• Flexible approach to the job
• Enthusiasm
• Helpful manner
• Team player
• The role requires a degree of fitness and the warehouse work will be mainly standing/lifting

The role

To contribute to the development and/or delivery of specified innovative and creative discovery and learning programmes. Within the RZSS Discovery and Learning team, in your assigned areas of responsibility, engage and excite participants, enhance connection and understanding between participants and wildlife, and strengthen knowledge and skills in line with RZSS’ mission and vision, and relevant curriculums.

This is a full-time role approximately 32.5 hours per week, from 27th June until 29th July 2022 plus additional subsequent opportunities.

Some of the things you’ll do:

* Work with colleagues and independently to develop, deliver and evaluate an agreed range of discovery and learning programmes, lessons and resources to achieve agreed outcomes and meet the requirements of relevant objectives, curricula, qualification and training systems; and which are accessible to all. The programme you will be assigned will initially be the Summer School programme, which you can find out more about here: RZSS Edinburgh Zoo Summer Schools | Edinburgh Zoo | Edinburgh Zoo
* Deliver all aspects of a defined range of Discovery and Learning activities for agreed target participants, standards and in support of RZSS’ Vision and mission, ensuring all activities deliver value for money, experience and impact.
* Coordinate logistics and maintain accurate records and reports relating to your assigned D&L activities adhering to agreed standards
* Build and maintain collaborative working relationships with colleagues to ensure programmes are administered, delivered and the logistics managed effectively as part of the wider Discovery and Learning programme.

What we’re looking for:
* Equivalent experience or relevant qualification.
* Competent in Microsoft office suite.
* Experience of teaching or working in a teaching-related environment with particular emphasis upon science communication and/or teaching outside.
* Working knowledge of the natural world, conservation and science.
* Third year or above in a degree programme or equivalent level of qualification in a relevant subject.
* Due to the nature of the role, any offer of employment is subject to satisfactory references, right to work in the UK and PVG check prior to commencement.

Please visit the RZSS Job Opportunities page for details on how to apply and for further information on what the role involves and essential/desirable criteria.


Under the direction of the Head Gardener, to ensure that the garden and estate are managed and maintained to a high standard in line with the aims and objectives of the National Trust for Scotland.


• Assisting with general horticultural duties to the required standards expected by the Trust and for the maximum safety of, and enjoyment by, visitors. Activities may include:
• Grass-cutting, strimming, hedge-cutting and raking/collection
• Cutting of lawn edges
• Hand-weeding of beds and borders
• Weeding, watering and feeding vegetable beds and harvesting produce
• Planting out (under direction of staff)
• Application of mulches
• Assisting with general property maintenance duties and for the maximum safety of, and enjoyment by, visitors. Activities may include:
• Refuse disposal
• Raking gravel paths
• Assisting as required with the general enjoyment of the gardens and estate by:
• Responding to general visitor enquiries
• Assisting at events held within the garden or on the estate
• Assisting with interpretation activities such as answering basic horticultural enquiries from visitors and providing clear and accurate plant labeling.
• Working with the full time staff to foster positive relationships with local communities, visitors and promoting the work of the Trust, and actively seeking opportunities to increase Trust membership
• Working with volunteers to ensure they deliver required outputs at the appropriate standard and gain benefits from their volunteering
• Ensuring compliance with the Trust’s health, safety and environment policies and procedures to ensure the safety of staff, volunteers and visitors. This includes recognition of the Trust’s environmental policy with respect to sustainable gardening policies.


Under the day-to-day direction of the Estate Manager, and in liaison with others as necessary, the Estate Worker works at the Trust’s properties in Dumfries and Galloway to maintain the path network and boundaries at all properties including strimming, fencing, dyking and chainsaw work and path maintenance. The Estate Worker will occasionally work with the Estate Volunteers and other volunteer groups to undertake other estate work/Grounds duties as required.


As part of the property team, assist with the conservation and development of the properties and gardens to ensure that Craigievar Castle and Estate are presented at the highest standards to its visitors and guests.


The Key Purposes of the job will be met by:
1. Undertaking practical maintenance of the garden (e.g. managing trees and shrubs, herbaceous plants, and bulbsturf care; pest/disease/weed control; composting and soil improvement; hard-landscaping; path care) to the required standards expected by the Trust and for the maximum safety of, and enjoyment by, visitors;
2. As requested, assisting with education/interpretation activities such as introductory talks and guided walks;
3. Fostering positive relationships promote the work of the Trust, and actively seek opportunities to increase Trust membership;
4. On occasion, working with volunteers and/or staff members to ensure they deliver required outputs at the appropriate standard, and gain benefit/satisfaction from their activities;
5. Demonstrating self motivation, organizing, planning, and prioritizing and good time management;
6. Undertaking such other reasonable duties as may from time to time be required to ensure the smooth running of the property as required by the Head Gardener.
7. Ensuring compliance with the Trust’s health, safety, and environment policies and procedures.

The role of the Ranger will combine responsibilities on nature conservation, visitor services, learning and community engagement and contribute to the delivery of the National Trust for Scotland’s conservation and operational objectives on the Isle of Canna.
The Isle of Canna is one of a group of islands known as the Small Isles situated 19 miles off the coast of the nearest mainland port of Mallaig, Western Scotland and is owned and managed within the Trust’s Highland & Islands regional portfolio. On average Canna receives approximately 6000 visitors arriving from Mallaig by ferry, cruise ships, RIBS and private yachts.

The Canna Ranger role is positioned to provide an ‘on the ground’ support function to the island.
Overall, this will be in pursuit of the following outcomes for and with the natural heritage cared for by the National Trust for Scotland:


To combine responsibilities on nature conservation, visitor services, learning and community engagement to help deliver the objectives of the property and wider National Trust for Scotland.

Protect the cultural landscape of the Balmacara Estate and its associated natural and cultural heritage elements and features, and to communicate and promote the work of the Trust in this regard and in general through maintenance of the key features and infrastructure of the property, visitor engagement, education and interpretation. Working with the local community, and specifically crofters, is an important element of this role.

Scone Palace, a five star visitor attraction, is seeking a Seasonal Gardener to assist with general upkeep and maintenance work throughout the Palace’s extensive gardens and grounds for the 2022 season (April to November).

The role will include grass cutting, grass strimming, leaf blowing and general maintenance of the grounds; previous gardening experience is desirable.

A positive and helpful attitude is essential as is the ability to work well within a team. A sound knowledge of health and safety is required.

Applicants should have a flexible attitude to undertake a variety of tasks; occasional weekend and out of hours work may be required.

For more information: download job description and an application form from the Scone Palace website.

The role

To assist in the provision of stores section services to the Living Collection Department at Edinburgh Zoo in line with agreed procedures and quality standards and in support of RZSS’ vision and mission.

This is a full time, fixed term position, working hours are 37.5 hours per week and weekend working will be required.

Some of the things you’ll do:

* Ensures food supply comes into the zoo and is delivered to the animal areas each day as a priority.
* Assists in the control of stock levels, including annual and other regular stock takes.
* Maintains stock control records and other stock control activities in line with agreed procedures and standards.
* Issues and transports goods around the park to meet the requirements of the relevant animal sections daily.
* Collects agreed goods, supplies and samples from sections around the park, as well as suppliers, before delivering as required.
* Maintains the safe and clean condition of the stores section and vehicles, and reports all items requiring maintenance as set out in the relevant procedures.

What we’re looking for:

* Educated to standard grade level or equivalent qualifications
* Basic knowledge and understanding of stock control systems
* Full UK driving licence
* Accuracy and attention to detail in record-keeping

Please visit the RZSS Job Opportunities’ page for details on how to apply and to see the role profile for further information on what the role involves and essential/desirable criteria.

At this exciting time in Dundee Heritage Trust’s history, a major appeal is underway to transform RRS Discovery and Discovery Point to secure its future as an internationally significant centre for Antarctic heritage, environment and learning. The Development Team is being expanded to support both the delivery of the Transformation Campaign and to secure sustainable regular philanthropic support for the ongoing activities of the Trust. The purpose of the post is to identify and research funding opportunities and submit grant applications for both capital and revenue purposes to a variety of organisations on behalf of DHT.

March – September
4 days on 4 days off

We are looking for a hardworking and motivated individual to join our team at Drumlanrig Castle, one of Dumfries & Galloway’s finest tourist destinations, during the 2022 season.

In this customer facing role you will assist with general maintenance of the playground and garden areas. Maintenance responsibilities will include litter picking, emptying bins and ensuring the playground area is maintained in excellent condition for our visitors. Garden duties will include weeding, watering and strimming as well as helping visitors in our garden centre. Working hours will be 8.30am to 4.30pm on a 4 days on 4 days off basis including weekends.

• Do you enjoy working outdoors?
• Are you hardworking with a flexible approach to work?
• Can you demonstrate strong customer service skills?

Candidates should be able to demonstrate experience in a customer facing role and have an interest in horticulture (gardening experience is not essential as training will be provided). As Drumlanrig Castle is not accessible by public transport, access to your own transport is essential.

Interested? Please apply by emailing a copy of your CV and covering letter to recruitment@buccleuch.com.

The closing date for applications is 4 February.

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