Estates Project Manager

Organisation: The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Salary: Starting salary £39.5k-£44k (pay award pending)

Location: Edinburgh

Starting salary £39.5k-£44k (pay award pending), plus generous holiday entitlement and defined benefit civil service pension scheme

Permanent post based in Edinburgh/on a hybrid basis

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 currently looking to recruit an experienced project manager to support our Estates Capital & Revenue delivery plan. Reporting into our Head of Estates & Technology Services you will work with internal colleagues, external consultants, contractors, and partners to support and coordinate the delivery of a wide-ranging programme utilising a wide variety of construction management tools and techniques.

We’re looking for an individual with significant project management experience, who thrives on playing a key influential role in an organisation. You’ll be a positive persuader who isn’t afraid to roll up your sleeves when required, someone able to influence at a variety of levels across an organisation.

As a 352-year-old institution with an estate that stretches from Edinburgh across Scotland, you can imagine this role will face a variety of challenges – but it will also give you the opportunity to make your mark in a very visible way and help us make substantial improvements to our estate in support of RBGE strategic objectives in horticulture, research, education and public engagement, and income generation.

You can find a full job description and outline of the skills we’re looking for. Although we consider this to be a full-time post, we would be happy to consider applications from exceptional candidates looking to work on a part-time basis. For enquiries about the post please contact Kevin Haddow at

To apply please email with:

your CV
a covering letter outlining the skills, knowledge and experience you’d bring to the post
a completed equal opportunities questionnaire: EOQ form
Closing date:                    12.00 GMT Friday , 2 December 2022

Interview date:               Week Commencing 12 December 2022

Recruitment Information:

Job description can be downloaded from our website

 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.

Application Deadline: Friday 02/12/2022