Shop Manager

Organisation: The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Salary: £26,000

Location: Edinburgh

Permanent role, 37 hours per week, based in Edinburgh
Starting salary £26,000

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 exhibitions shop at Inverleith House as well as shops at each of its regional gardens.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Shop Manager based at our Edinburgh site. This is a full-time role and there will be a requirement to work at weekends. You will be responsible for the leading, managing and supporting 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 outlining the essential and desirable criteria for this post can be found on our website

Interested applicants should send a CV and covering letter outlining the skills and experience you could bring to the post, as well as complete an equal opportunities form. Applications should be sent to”by noon on 24 October 2022. Interviews are likely to take place week beginning 24 October 2022.

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: Monday 24/10/2022