PLANTS Project Manager

Organisation: The National Trust for Scotland

Salary: £32,202 - £35,781 pro-rata per annum

Location: Hermiston Quay


This exciting new role will lead 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 or 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 the role is to deliver a large scale NTS-wide plant collections inventory on time, and within budget. Reporting to the Curator of Plant Collections, the post-holder will have responsibility for managing the relationships between the PLANTS project and NTS operational teams, programme timetabling and logistics, and for monitoring and adapting the overall programme of work for up to ten project staff, working in three regional teams. The post holder will lead on quality assurance and will ensure the project delivers consistent inventory standards across the three teams to ensure that NTS achieves an accurate record of the garden plants in its care.

Application Deadline: Friday 18/02/2022