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Director of Horticulture

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
City of Edinburgh
£63,000 to £73,000
Closing date
9 Jul 2022

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Director of Horticulture

Permanent post, based in Edinburgh. Hybrid working arrangements may be possible.

Starting salary £63,000 to £73,000 plus civil service pension and other benefits

We 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. It is 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 are 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.

We are now looking to recruit into a critical exciting new role leading the strategic leadership of our key horticulture division. Reporting to the Regius Keeper, as our new Director of Horticulture you will be responsible for maintaining, advancing, and championing one the world’s leading plant collections, and leading the strategic, innovative, and collaborative development of our horticulture division.

More information on the role, including a full job description and person specification and details of how to apply, can be found in our recruitment brochure for the role on our website Although we see this as a full-time role (37 hours per week), applications will also be considered from exceptional candidates looking to work on a part-time basis.

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.

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