Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Charity registered in Scotland SC007983

The RBGE is an international centre of excellence in plant science and horticulture.  It undertakes a wide educational programme for every stage in life, is one of Scotland’s leading tourist destinations,  and is a centre for community engagement and recreation – connecting plants to people.

First and foremost, the Garden is a scientific institution focussed on understanding and conserving the world’s plant diversity.  Its work on accelerating species discovery facilitates a wide range of conservation projects around the world, and its expertise in DNA sequencing provides important insights into plant evolution and ecology.  This research is underpinned by one of the richest collections of wild plant species in the world, an herbarium containing three million preserved plant specimens and a highly acclaimed specialist library and archive.


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Development & Membership Administrator

  • Full time
  • £21,213 – £22,262
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 2nd July 2021

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is embarking on the multi-year, transformational Edinburgh Biomes programme, which offers an exciting opportunity for the fundraising and membership team. If you would like to play an important part in helping to improve the lives of people and the environment then this is the job for you.

We have an exciting opportunity to recruit a Development and Membership Administrator to increase RBGE’s fundraising capacity, and to provide a high standard of donor and customer care.

We are looking for a creative and dynamic individual who enjoys working collaboratively as part of a small tight knit team. You will be responsible for the accurate recording subscriptions on our donor database as well as processing purchase orders, dealing with membership correspondence and maintaining our donor and membership database using Raiser’s Edge. You will also assist the team with event planning programmes and manage logistics associated with events to the highest standard. As a highly organised individual, you should have good written, numerical and verbal communication skills and be computer literate. You must have sound administrative and organisational skills and will need to have good attention to detail. Some flexibility may be required to assist with events in the evenings and weekends. Experience of working with Raiser’s Edge or similar CRM database is highly desirable.

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Data and Operations Officer

  • Full time
  • £26,756 – £29,779
  • Based in Edinburgh/remote
  • Closing 11th February 2022

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is one of the top four botanic gardens in the world and home to one of the world’s best living collections of plants (13,500 species), a herbarium of three million preserved specimens and one of the UK’s most comprehensive botanical libraries. With specialist expertise and resources built over 350 years, gardens across Scotland, and research and conservation programmes across the world, our aim is to understand, protect and restore the world’s plant species and ecosystems, providing scientific solutions to safeguard our planet for future generations.

We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced Data and Operations Officer. This role is based within our Membership and Development team, but you will work closely with the wider Public Engagement, Collections and Science & Conservation teams and with other teams in which fundraising and membership work closely for example Digital, Finance, and Estates and Facilities. You will also closely with the Marketing and Communications team to support the consumer data acquisition strategy, building on the existing marketing database to drive targeted marketing activity and loyalty, and providing regular reports on key metrics.

This is a varied role, and you will manage processes and systems to ensure the smooth running of all development operations, have overall responsibility for data within our CRM system, lead on the preparation of month, quarterly and annual finance reports, work with colleagues to ensure data protection and fundraising regulatory compliance requirements are met and develop and improve overall data efficiency and working practices.

Applicants should have previous experience working in a similar role, you should be highly organised and motivated and can plan, prioritise, and manage multiple projects simultaneously whilst managing other conflicting demands. You should be an assured and confident communicator with the ability to summarise complex information with clarity, brevity, and speed with the ability to maintain high levels of confidentiality and integrity at all times.

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Development Manager – Trusts and Foundations

  • Full time
  • £32,203 – £34,957
  • Based in Edinburgh/remote
  • Closing 4th March 2022

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is one of the world’s top four botanic gardens based on the quality, breadth and depth of our science, plant collections, public engagement, and education. We are looking to recruit an exceptional Development Manager, focused on our Trusts and Foundations giving to cover a period of maternity leave. This role is being offered as a 9 month fixed term contract but this may be extended to up to 12 months.

Working closely with the Head of Major Gifts, senior RBGE leaders, and staff across the Garden to drive income generation, coordinate fundraising approaches to trusts and foundations, and write detailed proposals to secure gifts for priority projects. This will include working on the high-profile Edinburgh Biomes project, a hugely ambitious estates masterplan that is central to our response to the climate emergency and biodiversity crisis.

You will manage a portfolio of Trust and Foundations, with particular focus on high-value partnerships; lead on negotiations with major trusts for RBGE; and identify strategic funding opportunities and new partnerships which are aligned with the values, ethos, and ambitions of RBGE, and which also meet partner objectives.

Applicants should be educated to degree level or have previous, relevant work experience in a similar role. You should have experience of Trusts and Foundations fundraising, customer relationship management, strategic planning, and managing a portfolio of donor prospects. You should also have excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a keen attention to detail, as well as strong influencing and negotiating skills, with the ability and inclination to meet representatives from major trusts and foundations and to ask them for significant financial support.

Full details of the post, including a job description and person specification can be downloaded fromour website.

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Individual Giving Administrator

  • Part time
  • £21,213 – £22,662 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh/remote
  • Closing 9th May 2022

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is one of the world’s top four botanic gardens based on the quality, breadth and depth of our science, plant collections, public engagement, and education. We are looking for a highly motivated Administrator to join our Development and Membership team on a part-time basis.

You will be responsible for membership and appeal administration, including the accurate recording of subscriptions on our database, processing purchase orders, dealing with membership/fundraising correspondence and phone enquiries, and general data entry to Raiser’s Edge. You will also assist the team with event planning programmes and manage logistics associated with events to the highest standard. As a highly organised individual, you should have good written, numerical, and verbal communication skills and be computer literate. You must have sound administrative and organisational skills and will need to have good attention to detail. Some flexibility may be required to assist with events in the evenings and weekends.

Full details of the post, including a job description and person specification can be downloaded from our website.

We would encourage applications from all suitable candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, disability, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.

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Fundraising Officer – Edinburgh Biomes

  • Full time
  • £26,756 – £29,779
  • Edinburgh/remote
  • Closing 9th May 2022

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is one of the world’s top four botanic gardens based on the quality, breadth and depth of our science, plant collections, public engagement, and education. With specialist expertise built over 350 years, gardens across Scotland, and research and conservation programmes across the world, our aim is to understand, protect and restore the world’s plant species and ecosystems, providing scientific solutions to safeguard our planet for future generations.

Edinburgh Biomes is a hugely ambitious estates masterplan that is central to our response to the climate emergency and biodiversity crisis that will help us lead the fightback for plants, the planet, and our future at this critical moment for our natural world.

We are looking for a suitably skilled and experienced Fundraising Officer to join our team and support the Edinburgh Biomes fundraising campaign. The role will be available for 9 months but there may be the possibility of a short extension.

Reporting to the Head of Major Gifts, you will work with a mixed portfolio of prospects, working with High-Net-Worth Individuals and writing trust applications. The main objective of the role is to achieve income targets and maximise donor asks for the campaign, as well as raising funds through trust applications and mid-level donors. You will also support on delivering a range of Biomes engagement events in Edinburgh and the wider-UK area.

Full details of the post, including a job description and person specification can be downloaded from our website.

We would encourage applications from all suitable candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, disability, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.

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Finance and Insights Officer

  • Full time
  • £26,756 – £29,779
  • based in Edinburgh/remote
  • Closing 18th May 2022

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is one of the world’s top four botanic gardens based on the quality, breadth and depth of our science, plant collections, public engagement, and education. We are looking for an enthusiastic Finance and Insights Officer to join our team.

Based within our Finance team, you will provide support to the Development team to allow accurate financial reporting of funds raised, strengthening the links between the two departments, and improving the recording of income in both the Development and Finance systems. Key tasks will include aiding the wider Development team in terms of financial, reporting and analytics support. Development and finance work requires close inter-departmental working with other divisions related to grants and gifts, as well as having oversight of the interplay between central finance systems and Raisers Edge as well as contributing to the gathering, assessment and reporting of information which will help improve the planning, delivery, and evaluation of the Development Division.

You will also provide additional support to the Finance Business Partner - Capital & Projects to assist with reporting on the Edinburgh Biomes project’s finances, finance monitoring and reporting for significant grants, as well as other projects across the organisation.

A strong focus on communicating and building relationships with stakeholders is key to this position.

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