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
Big Lunch Junior PR Executive (London)
£18 – 20k (dependent on experience)
The post is a short term contract during our busiest period March – June funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund.
Immediate start preferred
Work for the Eden Project to help invite 61 million people to lunch on one day. The Big Lunch, the UK’s largest annual get-together for neighbours, is looking for a Junior PR Executive to join the team.
Led by the Eden Project and funded by the Big Lottery Fund, the Big Lunch initiative has a simple and unchanging aim, to encourage people to sit down with their neighbours for a few hours of food, friendship and fun on the first Sunday each June.
The Junior PR Executive will be responsible for underpinning The Big Lunch regional PR campaign across England. The post holder will be expected to accurately research, tailor and sell-in a high volume of press releases to local press titles, ensuring all contain accurate and interesting content about local Big Lunches to drive media coverage of and public participation in The Big Lunch. The successful candidate will be a strong writer who can confidently draft detailed press releases; adding inspirational and accurate case study details and quotes to pre-approved press release templates. Good organisational skills, accuracy and efficiency are required to ensure case study details and quotes match with releases and media targets, ensuring all press releases are sold in to journalists methodically. The ideal candidate will have six to 12 months experience at a junior account executive or intern level in a PR or communication’s role (in-house or agency) desirable
The closing date for this position is Thursday 5th March 2015
Interviews will be held in London in the week commencing 16th March 2015
16 hours per week
£7.37 per hour
Fixed Term Contract until November 2015
We are looking for a new team member to join our Cashiers team on a part time basis, until November 2015.
We have a vacancy for a cashier; working with a small team you will manage all cash moved through the business supporting various other Eden Teams. We are looking for someone with experience of working in a cash office, ideally (but not essential) in a business of a similar size.
You will be expected to have achieved GCSE or equivalent level A-C for Maths and English and be able to demonstrate good levels of numeracy and literacy and be a competent user of Microsoft Excel or similar software. Eden is a unique year round visitor destination, offering a wide seasonal programme; the role requires weekend and evening working. You will be a good communicator, able to respond to changing demands and be flexible and responsive to support the changing business models across the seasons.
Closing date for completed applications is Monday 9th March 2015
15 hours per week, term time only (9am until Midday, Monday to Friday)
£7.93 per hour
Fixed Term Contract until 31st March 2016
Eden’s Schools Team works with over 45,000 learners each year and we’re looking for an Education Assistant to provide practical and logistical support for our on-site programmes.
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who enjoys working with groups of young people and their teachers. You need to be happy working on your own initiative to support the Schools Team's objectives.
You will be responsible for the arrival and welcome of school groups, this means speaking to young people in groups of 10 -200 and ranging in age from 4 – adult. The role includes coordination of our beautiful classrooms, preparing and maintaining props and resources and setting up for education workshops and events – so lots of lifting and shifting too. It’s unlikely to be suitable for someone whose ambition is a teaching role.
The successful applicant will be required to undertake a DBS check. The cost of this will be met by the Eden Project.
The closing date for this position is Friday 6th March 2015
Interviews will be held in the week commencing 23rd March 2015
Preferred start date Monday 20th April 2015
Permanent position, 40 hours per week
£20,000 - £22,000
We are looking for a Graphic Designer to join our Graphics Team to undertake allocated graphic design jobs and projects, from concept to installation, producing a wide variety of graphics and signage to facilitate the running of the Eden Project and effectively communicate Eden’s narrative in an accessible way, contributing to the engagement, enjoyment and understanding of visitors and other specific target audiences.
You will be required to works to Eden's Interpretation Strategy, brand guidelines, programme and budget.
In order to be successful in this position it would be beneficial if you had skill and experience in the use of current creative suite software, supported by a sound knowledge of typography, visual arts and layout techniques.
If you are a vibrant and creative individual who is happy to work alone and as a part of a team, happy to get involved and take on a challenge, we would love to hear from you!
The closing date for this position is 6th March 2015
£5.75 per hour for age 16-17, £6.44 for age 18-20 and £6.80 for ages 21 and over
You will be engaging and welcoming and will act as a Barista host, till host, area host and a welcome host. Excellent customer service skills and a positive attitude are essential for this role, previous experience working in a hospitality team would be advantageous.
The closing date for completed applications is Wednesday 4th March 2015
Group interviews will be held from Saturday 7th March 2015
Logistics Services Operative
30 hours per week - Permanent Position
£6.80 per hour for age 21 and over
The Eden project is a unique visitor attraction and this is a unique role to fill.
We are looking for people to deal with a variety of different tasks across the whole site both in public areas and behind the scenes.
This will in the main include cleaning of toilets, offices, and associated areas across all of the Eden Project with use of Professional cleaning equipment.
In addition you will be required at times to assist at the recycling plant based at Eden and thus an understanding of recycling streams would be useful.
You need to be enthusiastic and prove a good level of flexibility as the role will also require driving hence a full driving licence is essential and other tasks at Eden as required offering a service to other site staff.
Knowledge of Health and Safety would also be an advantage however all training for the role would be given as required.
The closing date for this position is Monday 2nd March 2015
Eden Live Narrators
£5.75 per hour for age 16-17, £6.44 for age 18-20 and £6.80 for ages 21 and over
Eden is looking for creative, outgoing individuals who absolutely love to, make, do, talk, laugh and interact with all age groups in a fun and fast paced environment.
You will be helping to facilitate the running of The Great Eden Egg Hunt, working to create fun and memorable experiences for our visitors.
Activities will include facilitating The Egg Obstacle course, The Eden Egg Hunt, Easter crafts, traditional egg fairground games and much more. You will be encouraging our visitors to join in, learn, have fun and experience our range of activities and exhibits.
The closing date for this position is Wednesday 11th March 2015
Interviews will be held on Wednesday 18th March 2015
Sous Chef (Functions)
This is a very exciting position working with our talented and enthusiastic Events and Hospitality teams. This role is busy and varied, you will be working on and leading the menus and preparation for weddings, parties and corporate events, catering for numbers from 5 to 500!
The food prepared will need to be of high quality and taste while ensuring that budgets and costs are adhered to.
You will be creative, ambitious, enthusiastic, inspiring and lead your team by example. Previous experience of events and functions would be preferable.
For an informal discussion or further information please call Lorraine Tonkin on 01726 818739.
The closing date for completed applications is Friday 27th February 2015
Visitor Experience Assistant (Admissions)
We know at Eden that first impressions count and our Admissions team are our first port of call for visitors.
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 8th March 2015
Youth Hostel Association (YHA) Team Members
£14,365.00 - £16,627.00 (pro rata)
Part time, seasonal position until October 2015
YHA are looking for talented individuals to make our Hostel a special place for our guests to feel welcome. The positions will be based at the YHA Snoozeboxes on site at Eden, but you will be employed by YHA.
Whether their day has been spent exploring, cycling, walking or a group of school children have been on an adventure of discovery, our people are always on hand to make their stay one to remember.
YHA Eden Project is a new Youth Hostel situated at the Eden Project. We have 58 rooms and 224 beds, a large social space within a marquee as well as a reception café/bar hub. The hostel attracts many school groups as well as families and individuals who are looking to enjoy time at the Eden Project and around. We have a small, friendly team that will grow over the summer months.
YHA is a charity with a clear mission: to inspire all, especially young people to broaden their horizons gaining knowledge and independence through new experiences of adventure and discovery.
We have a network of diverse hostels throughout England and Wales - often situated in exceptional locations. These welcoming and sociable spaces are open to everyone.
We have strong beliefs and a passion for what we do. By encouraging a spirit of adventure, we aim to inspire people of all ages to discover the world around us.
What is life like as a Team Member with YHA?
Quite simply, fun and diverse!
No two days are ever the same at YHA but typical day includes:
• Checking guests in and out
• Promoting YHA and generating sales leads
• Catering support
• Housekeeping – including toilet cleaning!
If you’re looking for an exciting challenge outside the standard nine-to-five, then working for YHA could be the job for you.
It’s not about where you’ve been but where you’re going.
We do not require specific experience however you must be able to demonstrate the Spirit of YHA:
• Sustainability - Positively caring about your working environment and taking actions to protect it
• Passion - To be ‘bold and proud’ of working for YHA and delivering our Charitable Objective
• Innovation - Always looking for ways to improve
• Responsibility - Taking ownership of your development and performing to the best of your ability
• Inclusivity - Encouraging participation from all
• Trust - Being reliable, resourceful and trustworthy with everyone you meet
How to Apply
Please send a CV and covering letter to James Ryan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Or post to James Ryan, C/O Foundation Building, Eden Project, Bodelva, PL24 2SG
In the covering letter, please explain why you would be suited for this position and what housekeeping or customer service experience you have, if any.
The closing date for this position is Friday 27th February 2015