Administrative and Executive Assistant
Salary: £18,688 pro rata
Hours: 20-24 hours per week (0.5-0.6 FTE). Monday-Friday
Contract: 2 years fixed
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 2 years visitor numbers have increased over 50%. SABG has a team of 14 FTE across a headcount of 23, including seasonal and occasional staff.
St Andrews Botanic Garden wishes to appoint a capable, organised and effective administrative assistant who is able to provide administrative services for both the Garden and Director.
This is an important role reporting to the Director and requiring a close working relationship with other senior staff involved in programme and business delivery. SABG is committed to attracting and developing the expertise and careers of exceptional individuals at all levels as part of its core mission and values. You can expect to work with other motivated and qualified colleagues and you will receive a professional development budget.
The successful candidate will need to be resilient and adaptable, able to thrive in a fast changing working environment, flexible with regards to roles as growth occurs, and able to be creative to find and implement administrative solutions where no precedent exists.
The successful candidate will also have excellent communication (oral and written) skills and an ability to work as part of a team and with people at all levels. They will have administrative and customer service experience, familiarity with common database and communications systems and a commitment to providing a first-rate guest and administrative service.
Educated to ‘Highers’ standard or above, the role-holder will be able to prioritise effectively, organise meticulously and be a first point of call for all aspects of the business side of Garden operations. They will have a high level of computer literacy and technological awareness together with a methodical approach to work.
For a full job description and person specification pack please email [email protected]
All applications should be received by 5pm on Wednesday 17th April 2019. Interviews will take place on Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th April 2019.