PLANTS Project Administrator

Organisation: The National Trust for Scotland

Salary: £22,672 pro-rata, per annum

Location: Edinburgh

This exciting new role will play a key part in the PLANTS Project – Plant Listing at National Trust for Scotland, a three-year programme to survey, and update the plant inventories at the 39 major gardens owned and managed by NTS across Scotland. Accurate plant records are essential, to ensure legal compliance, safe management of the collections, and for supporting visitor engagement and research. Working with the newly implemented IrisBG database, this project represents a major investment in our plant collections and will result in up-to-date plant records across the Trust. The completed inventory will help us safeguard the collections and will provide our property and gardens staff with a reliable, accessible source of collections information for interpretation and visitor enjoyment.

The purpose of this post is to provide administrative support to the Project Manager and the rest of the PLANTS Project team who are based at NTS regional offices across Scotland. Reporting to the Project Manager, the post holder will be responsible for managing all travel, subsistence and communication for the Inventory Teams as well as for providing general administrative support. The role will also support the PLANTS Data Manager and Inventory Teams by processing data collected during the audit process, creating new records for unregistered plants, and supporting the maintenance of plant inventory information in IrisBG.

Application Deadline: Sunday 12/11/2023