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Permanent, Part-time 14–18.5 hours (job share)

Based in Edinburgh

Salary £31,572 pro-rata (Band D)

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) is looking for an Editor to join its Publications team on a part-time basis, a part of a job share arrangement.

The Publications department prints a host of impressive books, collection titles, academic and research publications.  The department has created a precious library of publications printed under the RBGE banner which serve to highlight and record the organisation’s important work.    

The successful candidate will take editorial lead on a number of projects, from the creation of some of the Garden’s mainstream books to the production of other garden literature including guides, botanical journals, events booklets and corporate publications.

Applicants should have outstanding writing, editing and proof-reading skills and have previous experience of working in a publishing or editorial environment. A relevant degree-level qualification, or equivalent, is essential and a professional qualification is desirable.

An understanding of the work of RBGE and appreciation of current environmental issues is also a requirement for this role.

Full details of the post, including a job description and person specification can be downloaded from our website. 

Interested applicants should send a CV and covering letter which outlines your suitability for this post as well as a completed equal opportunities questionnaire to by Monday 12 October.

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.

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.


The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Part-time, Permanent
31 572 £ gross annual income
Salary description: 
£31,572 pro-rata (Band D)