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ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN EDINBURGH AT BENMORE
Horticulturist
Permanent, full-time, based at Benmore Botanic Garden
Starting Salary £19,818 - £21,112
We are looking to recruit a Horticulturist to join our team at Benmore Botanic Garden.
You shall be working within a team of eleven Horticulturists who have responsibility for the
maintenance and development of the diverse, internationally significant plant collections
grown at Benmore. This will include activities such as planting, mowing, weed control, hard
landscaping, winter debris clearance, drainage and removal of Rhododendron ponticum. Part
of your role shall also be propagation and husbandry of plants within the Benmore nursery with
associated activities of maintaining plant database records, application of fertilisers, pesticides
and biological controls, maintaining plant labelling and carrying out stocktakes.
Ideally applicants should hold a recognised horticultural qualification and have relevant
practical experience. You shall have a positive, pro-active personality and be comfortable
working within a team environment but also be self-motivated as there will be periods of lone
working. You should have good horticultural and plant knowledge, be familiar with common
pests and diseases, and have experience of the operation and maintenance of a range of
horticultural machinery. It would also be beneficial for candidates to have both spraying and
chainsaw certification. You should be a good communicator capable of receiving instruction,
providing feed-back and be at ease with garden visitors.
A full job description and person specification outlining all the essential and desirable criteria
can be downloaded from our website at www.rbge.org.uk/about-us/vacancies
Interested applicants should send a CV and covering letter which outlines your suitability
for this post. You should also complete and return an equal opportunities questionnaire.
Applications should be sent to recruitment@rbge.org.uk by noon on Friday 6th September
2019. Interviews are anticipated to take place week commencing 16th September 2019.
If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that your
application has not been shortlisted.
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is committed to providing a fair and equitable working
environment and supporting a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applicants from
all backgrounds to these posts. We have a range of initiatives to promote diversity and inclusivity,
including flexible working for staff with, for example, parenting and carer responsibilities, and
proactive celebration of diversity among our staff, students and volunteers. RBGE holds an
Athena SWAN Research Institute Bronze Award in acknowledgement of our commitment to
the advancement of gender equality.

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Walkers Coffee Shop
is seeking an enthusiastic, experienced
and dedicated Chef/Cook to join our team
This is a unique opportunity to join our small
kitchen team and work sociable daytime hours.
No split shifts required. Full-time, permanent
position. Rate of pay negotiable dependent on
experience.
Please apply in writing with C.V to: Claire Walker,
Walker Home & Garden Centre, 361 Argyll Street,
Dunoon, PA23 7RN

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STEWARTS GARAGE
PANEL BEATER/SPRAY PAINTER
The successful candidate would be part of a small team,
working alongside another colleague in the Bodyshop.
The preferred person would also have a mechanical
background albeit not necessarily a Time Served
Mechanic and prepared to assist in any part of the
business as required. There will be On Call duties.
HGV/Class II DRIVER
Preferably with experience of accident/recovery and a
Hiab ticket would be a bonus. Part-time - two-three days
per week. On Call which would include evenings and
weekend hours. A flexible approach to the job is a must
and the ability to work alone essential as a large part of
the job is recovering vehicles to the Glasgow area.
Please submit an e-mail/cv in the first instance to:
info@stewartsgarage.com
Or by post to: Stewarts Garage (Dunoon) Ltd.,
50 Wellington Street, Dunoon PA23 7LA

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ARGYLL ESTATES INVERARAY, ARGYLL
Part-Time Secretary/Admin Assistant
Argyll Estates seeks a part-time Secretary/Admin
Assistant (three days per week plus holiday cover)
A high level of typing skills and computer literacy is
required.
A full job description and further details can be
obtained from Argyll Estates Office by contacting
secretary@inveraray-castle.com
or telephoning 01499 302203
Applications in writing, together with a CV should
be sent to secretary@inveraray-castle.com to arrive
no later than Monday 2nd September 2019

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