Shop Manager

Organisation: The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Salary: £23,000

Location: Edinburgh

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) is a 5-star visitor attraction in the heart of Edinburgh and one of the world’s leading botanic gardens. Together with three regional gardens, Dawyck, Logan and Benmore, its mission is to ‘Explore, conserve and explain plants for a better future’. All profits raised through its retail operations support the important research work of the garden.  The garden is embarking on an ambitious capital project – Edinburgh Biomes – to redevelop its glasshouses over the coming years.   There are two shops at the Edinburgh site: the recently refurbished main shop in the John Hope Gateway and an exhibitions shop at Inverleith House.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Shop Manager based at our Edinburgh site. you will be responsible for the day-to-day management of a retail team of around 10-12 staff, driving sales and profitability, working with the management team on seasonal planning and ensuring the smooth running of the retail operation and the delivery of 5-star customer service.  You will also be the key point of contact for the retail teams at our regional gardens in relation to operational matters, staffing, stock replenishment and visual merchandising and will conduct seasonal site visits.

Candidates should possess strong organisational and leadership skills and have proven experience of managing and motivating staff in a retail setting, as well as delivering 5-star customer service, driving sales and delivering excellent visual merchandising standards.  A confident and outgoing personality and the ability to work with both the retail team and staff across the organisation to deliver objectives is essential.

A full job description and person specification which outlines all of the essential and desirable criteria for this post can be downloaded from our website

Applications should be made by way of CV and a covering letter which outlines your experience and suitability for this post to by end of day Sunday 31st October 2021.

Application Deadline: Sunday 31/10/2021