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Biodiversity Ambassador Traineeship at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Working Hours: Part Time
ontract: Fixed Term – to March ’25
Salary: 80 hours at £12.50 per hour split over duration of traineeship in 7 equal instalments. £1000 in total.
Location: Edinburgh and the rest of Scotland
Closing date: 21/07/2024

About the Role

Paid traineeship, fixed term post (August 2024 – March 2025), based in Edinburgh with delivery sessions across Edinburgh and the rest of Scotland

 Planting Connection Project is looking for people who want to share with others the incredible world of plants and become our next biodiversity ambassadors.

Biodiversity Ambassador is a paid trainee who will learn more about biodiversity and will share this learning with community groups in Scotland.

This paid traineeship opportunity could be for you if:

  • you’re eager to enhance your understanding of biodiversity
  • Yow want to delve into the world of community engagement in the environmental field.
  • You have no previous knowledge or qualifications.

We have six positions available for this traineeship. Applicants will have a passion for nature and a desire to share this passion with communities in Edinburgh and the rest of Scotland. This role is part of the Planting Connections Project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. It is part of the Edinburgh Biomes Project, which will see the Edinburgh Garden’s glasshouses restored.

How to Apply

To apply please email  or send a WhatsApp message to 07973635931, telling us: What excites you about this opportunity?

 You can submit your answer in video (max 2 minutes), audio (max 2 minutes), visual (such as sketch, digital artwork or mind map), or writing (max 1 page).

  • Please add your name and contact information.
  • A completed equal opportunities questionnaire: EOQ form

Closing date: 23:59 BST, Sunday 21 July 2024

Interview date: Week beginning 29 July 2024

Recruitment information:

  • Application pack can be downloaded here: Biodiversity Ambassador Application Pack
  • Paid fee: 80 hours at £12.50 per hour split over duration of traineeship in 7 equal instalments. £1000 in total.
  • Location: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, covering reasonable travel and subsistence expenses for training and delivery sessions. Delivery sessions will be delivered in Edinburgh and the rest of Scotland.
  • Training Hours: 80 hours, over seven-month period, with flexibility.
  • No previous knowledge or experience is required.
  • Successful Biodiversity Ambassadors will be required to complete either a basic disclosure or PVG record check.

If you would like this application pack in a different format (e.g., large print or audio file), please email

If you have any questions about access or the traineeship, please do not hesitate to email or message us on 07973635931

Apply now

For more information please visit the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh's Website

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Website