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Director of Horticulture & Education
Category: Horticulture


The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Edinburgh, Scotland

Posted: Monday, August 11, 2014

Director of Horticulture & Education

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh


Salary range £65,698-76,160

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is seeking a dynamic and effective leader to help manage and develop one of the world’s most renowned botanic gardens. Reporting directly to the Regius Keeper (Chief Executive), the successful candidate will lead the Division of Horticulture and Education and, working with fellow Directors, play a critical and influential role in the strategic development and management of this global institution.

Working as part of our senior management team, this is a varied role, contributing to a wide range of activities across the organisation. We curate internationally renowned collections of living plants in our four gardens which support our national and international conservation and research programmes we deliver a wide-ranging educational programme for every stage in life, and run one of the most popular tourist attractions in Scotland.  

The Garden has a highly ambitious vision. We are in the process of embarking on a number of exciting capital projects to enhance our capability and capacity to maintain our world-class status in conservation and plant sciences, as well as increasing the enjoyment provided to the visiting public.

This is a post for somebody with vision, enthusiasm, excellent communication skills and ability to inspire and engage others.  Candidates will need to have a strong background in horticulture, and ideally a good understanding and appreciation of education programmes in a horticultural and botanical context.  An understanding of how horticulture can work with other Garden operations to generate income is an increasingly important aspect of the position.

Further information on the post, including a job description and person specification, can be found at http://www.rbge.org.uk/about-us/vacancies.  This is a full-time post, and flexible working arrangements could be considered as part of the role.

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 recruitment@rbge.org.uk no later than 5pm GMT on September 8, 2014.

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.

No recruitment agencies please.

 

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