All of Eden's current vacancies are listed below.
For further information on any of these positions, or to find out about working for Eden, call our recruitment line on 01726 811967 or email us, email@example.com
Events Sous Chef
Full time, permanent position
Eden has an exciting opportunity for an experienced chef to join its highly regarded events and hospitality team.
You will work in our very busy events team to develop the function menus and head up the cooking operation for the events team. These will include birthday parties, corporate events and weddings. The food prepared will need to be of high quality and taste while ensuring that budgets and costs are adhered to.
Our preferred candidate will have experience of working in a high volume, fast paced environment. They will be creative, ambitious, enthusiastic, inspiring and lead their team by example.
The closing date for completed applications is Monday 28th April 2014
Head of Digital
Full time, permanent position
Salary up to £50k pa
We are looking for someone to lead our Digital Team and further develop and implement our digital strategy.
Eden is an educational charity with significant ambitions - our digital strategy will play a key role in the delivery of those ambitions.
You will work on ensuring the Eden digital customer journey fulfils the needs of Eden as a visitor attraction and charity.
You will also manage a small, multidisciplinary team and be responsible for ensuring that digital content is relevant and engaging. The ability to balance the needs of stakeholders and internal customers across the Project is a key skill required. You will work at a senior level within the Marketing Team to ensure Eden’s Brand DNA is consistent across all channels.
Previous experience in digital strategy is essential, and knowledge of the visitor attraction and/or charity sectors would be an advantage.
If you think you can bring something unique to Eden’s digital output and would like to join our team please complete and return an application form.
Closing date for completed applications is Sunday 4th May
Interviews to be held week commencing Monday 12th May
Visitor Experience Manager
Full time, permanent position
Here at the Eden Project we believe that our visitors deserve more than just good service, they deserve world class service - an amazing, educational, engaging experience that they’ll never forget. As our Visitor Experience Manager you’ll make sure that this happens, that we exceed all our visitors’ expectations on a daily basis.
This is a pivotal role that comes at a key time for Eden, we need someone who can make an impact, someone who believes in our vision and who is able to promote this across the whole Eden team. In order to achieve this you will realise the importance of communicating clearly with internal and external stakeholders and can provide creative and inspirational leadership across the Project to ensure high levels of visitor engagement.
You’ll be assertive, have the ability to negotiate and persuade, but at the same time motivate team members to ensure that we are creating the best possible experience for our visitors. You can work strategically, and be able to interpret that vision so that the team on the ground can put it into practice and ensure this vision is delivered. Some of these teams you’ll manage, some you won’t, so gaining their respect, as well as that of your peers and senior managers is crucial to the success of this role.
Significant hands on experience of working in a customer service role, across diverse teams, in a dynamic organisation is essential, and preferably this experience will have been gained within the tourism or service industry. You’ll have excellent commercial awareness and be able to manage budgets. Enthusiastic, passionate, engaging and knowledgeable, you’ll love working with a diverse range of people.
The closing date for completed applications is 12 May 2014
Interviews to be held week commencing 19 May 2014
Retail Plant & Outdoor Buyer
Maternity Cover Position, full time
At the Eden Project we love to wow our customers with ethically sourced and unique products in our fantastic retail outlets.
You will be responsible for driving additional revenue by creating a range of plants and outdoor products which reflect our ethos and values. A keen knowledge and interest in plants would be beneficial for this position.
Key responsibilities will be to manage the supplier base and review the ranges on offer in conjunction with the Retail Buying team. You will source product, negotiate with your suppliers and manage the promotional calendar. You will also liaise with the retail management team in communicating new products.
Candidates must have previous buying experience gained within the horticulture or plant sector, either from a retailer, supplier or distributor. You will also need to have strong customer focus and a proactive outlook. Excellent organisation, supplier management and negotiation skills are required along with an eye for developing new products.
Closing date for completed applications is Sunday 4th May 2014
Visitor Experience Assistant
£6.44 per hour for age 18 and over. £5.75 per hour for under 18s
Our Admissions team have a number of vacancies for seasonal staff to join them until the end of September. Each vacancy will be based around a minimum of 10 hours and a maximum of 30 hours per week.
At the Eden Project our visitors mean everything to us. We pride ourselves on creating memories and experiences that will last and that will bring our visitors back to us time and time again. And that’s why we need welcoming people like you.
We are looking to recruit members for the team who have a passion for Eden and can consistently deliver a warm engaging welcome suitable for our world class destination, whilst focusing on the sales of Admission tickets, Gift Aid and the Eden Guide.
If you think you have the drive and motivation to join our sales team we would love to hear from you.
The closing date for this position is Sunday 27th April 2014
Events and Conferences Team Member
Fixed term until end of October 2014, 0 hour contract
Our Events and Hospitality team is looking for hardworking, confident people to join its events delivery team. A strong eye for detail is essential with an infectious enthusiasm for the role, a hand on approach will be needed at all times.
On a day to day basis you will be in close contact with customers and staff so an excellent customer service attitude and the ability to build working relationships with fellow team members is essential. The main responsibilities of the role include setting up the venues, setting tables, waiting tables, serving drinks and handling cash, all to be done in a friendly and professional manner.
Each event will be different, so you could be hosting a drinks reception in the biomes one week and covering every aspect of a formal dinner the next.
Hours include weekends and late nights.
Closing date for completed applications is Sunday 27th April 2014