Education Officer (zero hours)

£10.63 per hour 

Fixed Term Contract from June 2015 until July 2016 

We are looking for dynamic, charismatic and effective teaching staff to join our bank of brilliant teachers as part of Eden’s Schools Team.   Eden works with over 45,000 learners each year aged 4-19, many of whom now stay at YHA Eden Project.  

We are looking for flexible, enthusiastic individuals who can inspire young people and their teachers about Eden and its mission.  You will be responsible for the delivery of our exciting education programmes and will be an experienced deliverer of outstanding teaching and learning in and out of the classroom to learners in the relevant age range.  

The work will be term-time only on an as required basis – booked in advance and with a mixture of half and full days.  You will need to be available for some evening working with our YHA groups.  

The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check, the cost of which will be met by Eden. 

The closing date for applications Friday 24 April. Interviews will be held in the week beginning 4 May 2015. 

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Events & Hospitality Administrator

Full time, permanent position

£16,000-£18,000pa depending on experience

Our award winning Events team is looking to recruit an organised and efficient Administrator to join their team.

Our unique and dynamic events venue hosts a wide variety of events throughout the year, each one unique and special. These can include, weddings, exhibitions, conferences and children’s parties, from 2 people to up to 1000 at each event.

Working in Events at Eden is fast paced yet rewarding. In order to be successful in your application you must be an excellent team player with outstanding communication skills. 

The closing date for this position is Wednesday 22 April 2015.

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Horticulturist – Mediterranean Biome

Full time, permanent position 

A great opportunity has arisen for a horticulturalist to work in the Mediterranean biome; focusing on South African, Californian and Mediterranean plants along with an interesting range of warm temperate crop plants. You will work alongside other horticulturalists assisting in maintaining and developing a range of ‘wild’ and cultivated plantings to the highest horticultural standards.

Essential to the role is the ability to embrace a team environment, and confidence interacting with numerous colleagues and public. We are looking for an individual with the ability and passion to support and guide horticultural students and /or volunteers. A friendly, positive outlook is essential.

Our ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, have good all round horticultural experience and an eye for detail. Some knowledge of Mediterranean climate plants and gardening, and of keeping plant records would be advantageous but is not essential. The position involves driving, spraying and some computer work.

The closing date for completed applications is Monday 20 April 2015. Interviews will take place in the week commencing 27 April 2015.

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Hospitality Assistant 

Contracts initially during Easter, with the possibility of extension through the summer
£5.75 per hour for age 16-17, £6.44 for age 18-20 and £6.80 for ages 21 and over

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.
The main purpose of the role is to engage with our visitors, to talk to them about the food we serve and ensure that they leave our hospitality venues delighted with the food and level of service they have received.

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.

We are taking applications for this position through the season, please indicate your availability on your application form.

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Junior Sous Chef

Full time, permanent position

Eden has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Chef to join its highly regarded hospitality team. You will take the lead on developing and cooking dishes that are highly appealing to both visitors and colleagues alike, whilst ensuring that you stay within set budgets.

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.  We are looking for candidates who have experience of working at a Sous Chef level or who are talented Chef de Partie’s looking to progress their career.

The closing date for completed applications is Friday 17 April 2015.

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Security and Safety Operative

£6.80 per hour, 40 hours per week

Annualised Hours Contract

We have a vacancy for a full time position with our Security and Safety Team.  The team looks after Eden 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year; so the role includes weekend working, evening and occasional night shifts. Primarily responsible for the security of Eden site you will ideally have a background in security or work place safety however, the role is not exclusive to these areas and with events like the Eden Sessions, seasonal offers, educational visits (frequently staying overnight at the YHA hostel on the Eden site), private and business events, you will find you have a varied working day, and of course an iconic location as an ‘office’.   

This is a customer facing role and you will be joining the wider Eden Team focused on delivering a memorable and inspiring experience for our visitors, so we are looking for someone who can also start a conversation, offer up a fact or spot an opportunity add a little extra to someone’s day, and all with a smile of course.

The main duties of the role include ensuring all buildings are locked and unlocked as appropriate, monitoring all alarms on site, assisting the day to day health and safety duties on site and providing emergency control support.

Our ideal candidate will be flexible, willing to work unsociable hours, have excellent communication and customer service skills and work well as part of a team.

The closing date for this position is Monday 20 April 2015 at midday.

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Site Manager

Fixed term contract until 1/11/2015
Part time position, working 32 hours per week
£25,000 pro rata

The Eden Project needs to be ready for business seven days a week, 365 days of the year, and in order to make this happen we need a strong site management team. Our Site Managers play a pivotal role in the day to day running of the Eden Project site, from opening the gates in the morning, ensuring the site is running smoothly thought out the day, to closing up when all our visitors have gone home.

This is a varied and unpredictable role, no two days are the same and you will need to expect the unexpected. A competent problem solver, you will have the ability to spot potential issues and fix them before they even arise, nothing can compromise our visitors experience.

You will be an excellent negotiator and have the ability to assert your authority when necessary. A skilled communicator, you will be able to interact with our visitors, the wider Eden team, and external contractors. You will be a quick thinker, calm under pressure and adaptable.
Previous experience of working in an operationally focussed role in a dynamic organisation is essential. You’ll be enthusiastic, passionate, engaging and knowledgeable, and most importantly you’ll love working with a diverse range of people.

The closing date for completed applications is Monday 20 April 2015.

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Skilled Horticulturist – Outdoor Biome

£16,000 to £17,136pa
Full time, permanent position

We are looking for a skilled and experienced Horticulturist to join our team responsible for managing and maintaining the plant displays and exhibits in the outdoor gardens.

You will be expected to work to very high standards and have a good eye for detail.  An all round knowledge of horticultural skills will be necessary as well as the ability to develop a specialists understanding for specific areas of responsibility.

Ideally you will be a qualified to at least Diploma level with experience of maintaining high quality ornamental displays.  Machinery competence and pesticide application, Pa1 and Pa6 qualifications would be an advantage.

You will need to be a team player and be highly motivated and enthusiastic with good communications skills.

The Closing date for this position is Monday 11 May 2015. 

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Sous Chef (Functions)

Full time, permanent position

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. 

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Kitchen Porters, Commis Chefs and Chef de Parties

There are various seasonal contracts starting at Easter 

Summer is fast approaching and now is the time when we’re looking for additional team members to support our existing back of house hospitality team. We love to wow our visitors with our stunning architecture, our amazing horticulture and our fantastic food extravaganza.  It’s all part of the entire unique visitor experience which is only available at the Eden Project!

Hours worked will vary but shifts will be during the day, with additional hours required for our events held on site and Eden Sessions concerts. Contracts will be based on a minimum of 10 hours per week and a maximum of 30 hour per week, with additional hours available during busier periods. There will be no split shifts.

Kitchen Porter

£5.75 per hour for age 16-17, £6.44 for 18-20 year olds and £6.80 for ages 21 and over 

This is a key role within the Hospitality team and main duties will include maintaining the cleanliness of the kitchen, including washing pots, pans and dishes, cleaning the cookers, sweeping the floors and in general any other activity which is need to ensure the safe and efficient running of the kitchen.

Commis Chef

£6.90 per hour

You will need a passion for food and be interested in different sites, smells and tastes. Being able to work in a busy environment in an organised and efficient way is key to success in this role. Our ideal candidates will have a passion for food, enthusiasm to learn and the ability to work in a demanding, fast paced environment.    

Chef de Partie

£7.89 per hour

You will be experienced at this level, creativity is a must as is the ability to work individually, be organised and lead by example. Duties will include overseeing, coaching and training junior staff in preparation, cooking and presentation of all dishes. If you have a passion for food, a commitment to the development of staff and have experience in a role of a similar level then this is the job for you!

We are taking applications for these positions through the season. Please indicate your availability on your application form.

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Youth Hostel Association (YHA) Team Members 

Based on site at the Eden Project (employed by YHA not the Eden Project)
£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. 

Required Experience

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, 

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 applications is Tuesday 21st April 2015. 


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