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All types of job opportunities currently available at the National Botanic Garden of Wales will be listed here.

For details of each post, please click on the post titles below.

Head of Facilities and Operations

As Head of Facilities and Operations you will be a key member of the Senior Management
Team, lead a small and experienced maintenance team, manage an associated budget of
around £500k per annum, and be closely involved in delivering significant capital investment
projects.

This is a full time permanent position starting from the soonest date which can be arranged.
Hours of work are 37.5 on any five days out of seven as required to ensure team cover, with
flexibility to ensure a smooth operation across the 568 acre site. Weekend work is expected
on a rota basis. The salary is up to £35,000 per annum according to qualifications and
experience.

HR Officer 

You are most likely to already have an excellent track record providing Human Resource and administrative support together with evident competence acting in an HR support capacity for managers.

Starting from the soonest date which can be arranged, this is a part-time (60% fte) role. The working hours of 22.5 per week are expected to be covered over a minimum of 3 full days but flexibility to cover the hours over 5 days maybe required dependant on business needs. The salary is up to £13,800 (pro-rata to full-time £23,000) per annum, depending on experience.

Biophilic Wales

Biophilic Wales is an exciting three-year project funded by the Welsh Government under the Enabling Natural Resources and Well-being Grant Scheme (ENRaW). The project will increase the well-being of people, biodiversity and the environment, throughout Wales, using three interconnected work packages: Inspiring Spaces, Grasslands for Life and Plants for People. This is a partnership between the National Botanic Garden of Wales, Swansea Bay University Health Board, Natural Resources Wales and Swansea University, along with other partners and collaborators throughout Wales.

– Biodiversity and Green Infrastructure Officer (Biophilic Wales)

We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, energetic and inspiring to coordinate the Biophilic Wales project.  You will ensure that the objectives of the project are met, concentrating on the delivery of biodiversity and green infrastructure improvements within the Swansea Bay University Health Board Estate. You will manage project staff based at the National Botanic Garden of Wales and create and coordinate volunteer groups throughout the project area. Ensuring that the project outcomes are correctly measured, evaluated and reported, you will help to manage the project budget and submit reports and claims.

This is a full-time, fixed term, position starting from 25th September 2019 (or as soon as possible after that) and finishing 31st March 2022.  The salary is up to £30,000 per annum according to qualifications and experience.

Applications, in the form of a cover letter and CV clearly showing how you meet the criteria, together with full contact details of two referees, should be emailed to natasha.devere@gardenofwales.org.uk by 4th August 2019. Interviews will take place the week commencing 12th August.  For more information, please follow the link above.

– Biodiversity Conservation Assistant (Biophilic Wales)

This is an exciting and wide-ranging post providing botanical and biodiversity support to the Biophilic Wales project, delivering across all of the work packages. Within the Inspiring Spaces work package you will support the Green Infrastructure Officer and Swansea Bay University Health Board Estates Team to carry out biodiversity improvements across the Health Board Estate. In the Grasslands for Life work package you will assist the National Botanic Garden of Wales’ Science Officer by collecting soil and insect samples from grasslands throughout Wales for DNA metabarcoding in the Botanic Garden’s Molecular Labs. Within the Plants for People work package you will help to collect seed of some of Wales’ most threatened plants and help to process seed within the National Seed Bank of Wales. As part of the Biophilic Wales team the post holder will also help with public engagement activities and work with volunteers on project delivery. Full training will be provided in any aspects of project delivery that the successful candidate is not familiar with. This is an excellent opportunity to learn and apply skills from botany, horticulture, environmental management and scientific research.

This is a full-time, fixed term, position starting from 25th September 2019 (or as soon as possible after that) and finishing 31st March 2022. Hours of work are 37.5 per week, working five days out of seven, with some weekend work required. The post is based at the National Botanic Garden of Wales with regular site visits throughout Wales to support project delivery. The salary is up to £18,700 per annum according to qualifications and experience.

Applications, in the form of a cover letter and CV clearly showing how you meet the criteria, together with full contact details of two referees, should be emailed to natasha.devere@gardenofwales.org.uk by 4th August 2019. Interviews will take place the week commencing 12th August.  For more information, please follow the link above.

– Project Administrator (Biophilic Wales)

We are looking for someone who is highly organised, with excellent attention to detail and a high level of numeracy to provide administrative support to the Biophilic Wales project. You will help to ensure that the project outputs and outcomes are correctly measured and reported, collecting and summarising the metrics required to evidence this. You will prepare and help to submit claims, collating invoices and timesheets and ensuring that record keeping is up to date and accurate. The Project Administrator will help to ensure effective communication within the Project Partnership Group, project collaborators and other stakeholders. This will involve organising meetings of the Project Partnership Group, taking minutes and disseminating project information. You will provide a primary point of contact for volunteers interested in being involved with the project and help to administer the Biophilic Wales Skills Development Award. Fluency in written and spoken Welsh is highly desirable and an understanding and commitment to the mission of the National Botanic Garden of Wales is essential.

This is a full-time, fixed term, position starting from 25th September 2019 (or as soon as possible after that) and finishing 31st March 2022. Hours of work are 37.5 per week, working five days out of seven, with some weekend work required occasionally. The post is based at the National Botanic Garden of Wales with some visits to the Swansea Bay University Health Board Estate to support project delivery. The salary is up to £20,000 per annum according to qualifications and experience.

Applications, in the form of a cover letter and CV clearly showing how you meet the criteria, together with full contact details of two referees, should be emailed to natasha.devere@gardenofwales.org.uk by 4th August 2019. Interviews will take place the week commencing 12th August.  For more information, please follow the link above.

Marketing Officer

This is an opportunity for you to become part of a lively and innovative team, working to promote the profile and achievements of one of the most iconic destinations in Wales. The National Botanic Garden of Wales is making a real difference to conservation, education, sustainability and the enjoyment of the visitor.

The postholder will drive the Garden’s social media strategy – on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Linkedln. You will also need proven organisational ability, with keen attention to detail, and be capable of working at a fast-pace as part of a small team, as well as independently with minimal supervision. High level IT and keyboard skill, are essential. Together with creativity and problem-solving approach, you will also have a good understanding o the needs and goals of a small organisation.

Informal enquires are welcome and should be directed to David Hardy, Head of Marketing and Communications – david.hardy@gardenofwales.org.uk

Catering Assistants

Catering Assistants are part of the catering team at the Garden working in one of three catering outlets. These outlets are the Seasons Restaurant in the Stable block, the Mediterranean Cafe in the Great Glasshouse and the Gatehouse Coffee Shop at the main entrance.

For more job details, contact Cellan Williams on 01558 667147 or email cellan.williams@gardenofwales.org.uk