St Andrews Botanic Garden
1. Education and Outreach Officer
Salary Range: £25 350 – £33 000
40 hours per week
St Andrews Botanic Garden is looking for an Education and Outreach Officer who will lead both the formal and informal education programmes. The post holder will have the opportunity to both teach an established schools programme and receive support to develop further and implement the education strategy for the whole organisation.
The formal education work includes on-site sessions for primary and secondary school pupils, Continuing Professional Development sessions for teachers and taught Adult Education for recreation and professional interest. The Education and Outreach Officer will provide schools with a varied programme of engaging activities linked to the Curriculum for Excellence.
The informal education work includes providing activities and running events for family and general audiences, leading and resourcing regular clubs, development of interpretative trails and materials and contributing to a programme of guided tours. The Education and Outreach Officer will develop a wide range of on-going relationships to support both the formal and informal programme.
The Education and Outreach Officer will work with the Executive Director to develop a long-term vision and strategy for life-long education at St Andrews Botanic Garden, and take the lead on implementation. This will include development of existing programmes, extension of volunteer and tutor teams, contribution to fundraising and grant applications and liaising with key stakeholders including the University of St Andrews and Fife Council.
The Education and Outreach Officer will also develop educational activities for, and attend, community and public events representing the Garden. The post holder will maintain dedicated teaching and gardening spaces with the assistance of a team of volunteers. The Education and Outreach Officer will be expected to work closely with colleagues to contribute to the smooth running of the site.
The Education and Outreach Officer is a senior role at St Andrews Botanic Garden. As such he or she will be expected to contribute to strategic decision-making and consider their role within the context of overall organisational objectives. The Education and Outreach Officer will also be expected to collaboratively integrate education with major and seasonal projects across the Garden.
St Andrews Botanic Garden (SABG) holds an exceptional, diverse and documented botanical collection in 18 beautiful acres, including half an acre of glasshouses. Located in the centre of the iconic town of St Andrews, it benefits from its links to this UK top 5 University and the global tourist interest in St Andrews.
You would be joining SABG at an exciting time in its 126 year history as it refocuses on making its gardens, plants and expertise relevant and accessible to a wider audience. SABG has recently gone through a transition to become an independent charitable trust and is in a challenging time of growth and development. In the past 3 years visitor numbers have increased over 80%, facilities have been upgraded and planning initiated for long-term development. SABG has an income around £580 000 per year and employs 14FTE across a headcount of 23, including seasonal and occasional staff.
For a full job description and person specification pack please email [email protected]
All applications should be received by 12 noon on Friday 24th January 2020.
2. Horticultural Summer Internship (up to 2 positions available, 6-12 weeks)
Hourly Rate: £8.72
40 hours per week
St Andrews Botanic Garden, in conjunction with Friends of the Garden, is offering a horticultural summer internship opportunity for up to 2 suitable candidates for 2020. The candidate(s) will be enthusiastic about horticulture and will be aiming to establish themselves within the field of horticulture for their career.
You would be working with SABG at an exciting time in its 126 year history as it refocuses on making its gardens, plants and expertise relevant and accessible to a wider audience. SABG has recently gone through a transition to become an independent charitable trust and is in a challenging time of growth and development. In the past 3 years visitor numbers have increased, facilities have been upgraded and planning initiated for long-term development. SABG has an income around £580 000 per year and employs 14FTE across a headcount of 23, including seasonal and occasional staff.
The Internship is sponsored by the Friends of St Andrews Botanic Garden and was inaugurated in 2016 to commemorate the voluntary contribution to the Garden of Marigold Speir, Helen Dingle and Anne Lightwood. It consists of a 6 - 12 week schedule working alongside experienced horticulturists and mentors and will include gaining experience across all aspects of horticulture and Garden maintenance. This will cover rock garden, soil types, vegetables, propagation and pruning, as well as glasshouse and collections maintenance. The intern will also have the opportunity to work alongside the education and outreach team.
All applications should be received by 12 noon on Friday 27th March 2020.