Head of Commercial Services

Organisation: The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Salary: £45,000 - £50,000

Location: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, EH3 5LR

Permanent post, based in Edinburgh with the option to work on a flexible hybrid basis, subject to business needs
Full-time – 37 hours per week, although consideration will be given to part-time applications
Starting salary: £45-50k depending on skills and experience, plus performance-related bonus

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh explores, conserves, and explains the world of plants for a better future.

We are a world leading botanical institute and international visitor attraction taking positive action for plants and people; from local communities across Scotland, to more than 40 countries around the world. Our priority is to tackle the biodiversity crisis and the climate emergency and support the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. Our work builds on our more than 350-year history as a scientific botanic garden, a centre of Education, the internationally important botanical collections in our care, and our extensive international partnerships.

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. As a registered Scottish charity, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is funded principally by the Scottish Government – but as an organisation, we are very much global.

We are now looking to further enhance our commercial leadership capability through the Botanics Trading Company, our wholly owned commercial subsidiary. We’re looking for someone to join us who can add to our high quality commercial services and significantly increase our income from commercial operations. We see this as being achieved through exceptional catering, events, retail and hospitality experiences across all four of gardens, identifying and developing new business opportunities, and supporting us in designing and delivering commercial contracts nationally and internationally. We think it’s a really exciting opportunity at a time of real growth for us.

Interested ? Then have a look at the recruitment brochure for the post on our website:

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. No recruitment agencies please.

Application Deadline: Thursday 04/05/2023