RHS Course Co-ordinator and Tutor, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

  • 1 Year Fixed Term Part Time Appointment, based in Edinburgh (4 days)
  • Salary range – £29,759 to £32,305 (pro-rata)

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is one of the world’s top four botanic gardens based on the quality, breadth and depth of our science, plant collections, public engagement and education. PropaGate Learning is RBGE’s online learning platform that provides learning opportunities to people across the UK and across the globe. RBGE is one of 5 approved RHS online distance learning providers enabling UK and international students to study for an RHS qualification. The RHS Level 2 Principles of Horticulture Certificate is RBGE’s flagship online course and we now have an exciting opportunity for a tutor to join us for a year to co-ordinate and update the RHS certificates we teach to attended and online students.

The successful post holder will be teaching on our RHS programmes. This will include lesson planning, teaching and developing resources (for attended and online students) as well as evaluation of the courses. You will also be providing student support, which will include answering questions on online forums and monitoring student progress.

We are looking for applicants who have a proven track record in teaching excellence within an adult education environment. You should be flexible in your approach, with strong planning and time management skills and the ability to use different teaching methods to engage students. Applicants should hold a degree or diploma in horticulture or have equivalent work experience. A recognised teaching qualification would be advantageous. Experience of teaching online and developing online resources is highly desirable. Strong IT skills are essential.

The role will include some weekend working.

Full job description and person specification is available for this role on the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh website.

Interested candidates should send a CV (2 sides A4 max.) and covering letter outlining the skills and experience you could bring to the post to recruitment@rbge.org.uk, along with a completed equal opportunities questionnaire by 12noon on Friday 12th July 2019. Interviews will take place on Thursday 25th July 2019.

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.