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Garden and Conservation Supervisor


St Andrews Botanic Garden wishes to appoint an ambitious individual to lead the Garden and Conservation team.


This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic and dynamic individual to join St Andrews Botanic Garden at an exciting time in its history. The role involves leading a small team of horticulturists, volunteers and interns to carry out all aspects of garden development and maintenance. A key part of this role is developing and coaching interns and trainees, so the successful person will really enjoy helping others to progress and will have excellent interpersonal skills as well as strong technical skills. This is a practical, hands-on role.


St Andrews Botanic Garden – St Andrews, Fife


The successful candidate will have several years’ experience in a practical role, either in a garden or other outdoor setting. They will also have experience of leading a small team of staff or volunteers. An interest in plant ecology is essential, as is a positive approach to collaborative team based working.




£25,000 - £30,000

Next Step

Please submit a Career History of no more than two sides of A4 that gives brief details of your education (Section 1) and also details of all posts you have to demonstrate how you have gained the experience (Section 2) required for the post.

Please also submit a Supporting Statement of no more than one side of A4 to provide evidence that you have the abilities and skills (Section 3) required for the post. In addition, within your statement please explain briefly what attracts you to both this post and organisation.

Please also give the names and addresses of two referees who we might contact if required. One of the referees must be your current or most recent employer. Please indicate on your application whether it would be possible for us to collect references in advance of any interview. We will only contact the referees with your prior agreement.

So that we may contact you about your application please include within your application your contact details – full name, address (for any correspondence), telephone numbers (day time and evening) and email address (if you have one).


Please contact Beccy Middleton at

Application Closing Date

Sunday 9th April 2023, 5pm

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