*There is an opportunity to apply for funded full time PhDs in the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences, UWE Bristol.*

The Science Communication Unit at UWE are delighted to announce an opportunity for a fully-funded PhD studentship, to be co-funded by UWE Bristol, and the Eden Project. This project ‘Visualising impact: Engaging visitors with complex science and environmental issues’, offers the successful applicant the chance to work in collaboration with the Science Communication Unit, at UWE, who are internationally recognised for their innovative science communication approaches, and the Eden Project, a world-famous visitor attraction and educational charity. The Eden Project has recently been awarded £1.9 million by the Wellcome Trust to create a permanent immersive exhibition, Invisible Worlds, exploring the interconnectedness of life and the environment around us at every scale. These innovative new exhibits are due to be developed from May 2017, with the exhibit opening to visitors in Spring 2018. This PhD project will provide a unique opportunity to follow the development of an exhibition through its life cycle. The PhD will start in January 2017 and is ideal for a self-motivated and enthusiastic student with a broad interest in science communication and/or public engagement who is willing to learn the interdisciplinary skills required in the field.

The University funding will cover 50% of the annual tuition fees and annual stipend.  The remaining 50% will be generated from an external organisation willing to sponsor the research project for 3 years.

Funding details

The studentship is available from 1 January 2017 for a period of 3 years, subject to satisfactory progress and includes a tax exempt stipend, which is currently £14,296 per annum. 

In addition, full-time tuition fees will be covered for up to three years (Home/EU rates only). Overseas applicants will be required to cover the difference between Home/EU and the overseas tuition fee rates in each year of study.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must have a good honours degree (2.1 or equivalent).

A recognised English language qualification is required.

The closing date for applications is Monday 7 November 2016 and further information can be found at:


Car Parks Operative 

Temporary contract until January 2016,

25hr per week contract, 

£5.75 ages 16-17, £6.44 ages 18-20, £7.20 ages 21+

We are looking for people to work with our car parks team during our busy periods.  We have 11 car parks of varying sizes and we can fill all of these, so you will need to be a quick learner, confident, able to make decisions and to react to changing circumstances to make sure our visitors have a smooth arrival and can find a parking space. 

Our car parkers are the first staff that our visitors meet, so we are looking for people who are also friendly, approachable, informative and helpful. If you can do this with a flourish and a smile, even on the wettest of summer days, we would love to hear from you! 

The closing date for this position is 31st October 2016

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Chef de Partie

£8.10 per hour

We are looking for chefs to join our experienced and passionate team.

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!

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 preparation, cooking and presentation of all dishes as well as overseeing, coaching and training junior staff to deliver at the same level.

The closing date for this role is 24th October 2016 at midday.

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Deputy Financial Controller

Full time, permanent position

£36-£40k pa

Would you like be part of our growing success?

Would you like to help shape your future, Eden’s future and the planets future?

We are transforming our Finance team and seek exceptional candidates to add value to our most business critical operations.

You may know us as Cornwall’s premier tourist attraction, or our worldwide reputation as an educational charity with the vision of connecting people with the living world and each other. Perhaps you have seen one of the Eden Sessions such as Lionel Richie, Elton John or Paloma Faith, or you may have seen the BBC broadcast of The One Show and Duran Duran Live at Eden. We also lead the Big Lunch programme with over 7 million people taking part in an annual community lunch, plus we operate an extensive Apprenticeship and Degree education programme.

In short Eden is an exciting and inspiring place to work! The Finance team have an important and valued contribution in developing, operating and reporting on a unique and diverse range of activities.

A key role to work with the Financial Controller to deliver accurate and timely month end processes with management accounts and future forecasting. This is a new role, which will also be responsible for the sales ledger, banking and cash reconciliations and line management of a Sales Ledger Clerk. The role-holder will be the Finance Business Partner (see below) for Eden’s extensive multi-venue catering operation and Eden’s corporate events business. This role will likely suit a Chartered Accountant (ACCA or ACA).

You will be joining a Finance team of 11 in our bright, friendly and open plan offices at Eden’s headquarters on site in Bodelva, Cornwall. Applications are welcome from both local and relocating applicants (there is no relocation package).

Ideally you will be a qualified Accountant (ACCA, CIMA or ACA) with chartered membership of relevant awarding body and at least two years’ experience working in a role similar to those advertised. We will consider applications of nearly-qualified ACCA, ACA or CIMA candidates with relevant experience.

The Closing Date for this position is Monday 31 October 2016

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Head of Eden Project Learning

Full Time, Permanent Position

£50,000 per annum

The World is changing – how we learn needs to change too…

The Eden Project and The Cornwall College Group have a new joint venture.  Eden Project Learning brings together two World Class skill sets to create an opportunity set to inspire current and future generations in a new way of learning. Eden Project Learning offers a work based learning approach through apprenticeships, further education and degree programmes, all based at the world renowned visitor attraction.

This is a brilliant opportunity lead this venture as Head of Eden Project Learning. Working for The Cornwall College Group and The Eden Project, based at the Eden Project in Cornwall the post offers the opportunity to shape and grow Eden Project Learning.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the day to day management of the venture, curriculum development to establish a unique market offer and the provision of high quality learning in an amazing environment. They will be highly skilled in business development, planning and leadership with experience of partnership working at a senior level.

We believe that social and environmental value can be achieved by inspiring people about their world through unforgettable learning experiences; education and learning helps people to define, adapt and shape their world. If you share our beliefs and feel inspired by our vision of future learning and have a background in leadership of education or a STEM sector organisation then we would love to hear from you.

For a full job description and person specification please visit www.cornwall.ac.uk and click on vacancies or call 01209 616123.

To apply for this position, please visit - www.cornwall.ac.uk

The closing date for this position is Friday 11 November 2016

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Logistics Services Operative 

30 hours per week

£7.20 per hour for ages 21 and over, £6.44 for ages 18-20

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 31st October at midday

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Narrator (Level 3) 

£8.25 per hour

32 hours per week, annualised hours 

2 Positions available

-Fixed Term until 28th February 2017

-Maternity Cover until 15th November 2017

The Narrator Team wish to enhance the range of skills within the team and are looking to fill available positions with those who have a passion for people and plants, first class customer 

service and communication skills, creativity and oodles of energy to join the team at Level 3. 

The role of the level 3 Narrator is to be an intelligent, interactive and passionate member of the team with great presentation skills who can adapt to the various learning styles of our visitors. You will maximise opportunities to bring the biomes (including the lookout) and gardens alive with well researched engagement through conversation, props and stories using flair, theatre or play holding a mixed audience for a minimum of 30 minutes. You will be able to learn to deliver overview guided tours in the biomes and gardens; hence, you will have a thorough knowledge of the Guide book and have a clear understanding of the Eden Project, its aims and ethos. This is an exciting, varied and diverse role where you will use your innovative and interactive engagement as an opportunity to bring out behavioral change and contribute to the transformational change the team continuously aspires to deliver. 

Importantly you should be a pro-active team player happy to work on a rotation that covers positions within Eden and its Biomes supporting the full Narrator team effort.   

If you feel this role suits you, please fill out an application form which can be found below and submit it to recruitment@edenproject.com.

The closing date for this position is 4th November

Interviews to be held week commencing 14th November 

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Training Coordinator

24 hours per week, salary £17-20k pro rata

The Eden Project is an educational charity that seeks to connect people with each other and the living world, exploring how we can work towards a better future. Our training programmes are vital in terms of ensuring our team members understand this mission, the ethos that underpins it and are equipped with the skills that enable them to deliver it

We are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic person to effectively coordinate an expanding training programme for our team of over 350 core and 150 seasonal team members, and 170 volunteers. Over time the post holder will be expected to be able to deliver all elements of the training programme in line with Eden’s interactive and experiential teaching ethos, including Health and Safety, Equality and Diversity, HR and Management workshops, as well as other courses that are identified to address skills gaps.

The successful candidate will need to be highly organised to successfully plan and coordinate a busy and diverse programme involving many different stakeholders. You must be a reflective practitioner who can contribute to the continuous improvement of our training programmes by collecting and analysing feedback data and using this to ensure they are effective and create a lasting positive impact.  

This is a part time, three day per week (24 hours) role and the time will be split between being in the office coordinating all elements of the training cycle, out and about on site promoting our training programmes and teaching courses to our team members and volunteers. 

Our ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in training coordination, with excellent IT and communication skills and the ability to engage with audiences at all levels whilst promoting our training programmes. Some experience of training delivery in a business context is required, but the role would suit someone who is looking to grow and gain more experience in this area.

The closing date for this position is Friday 4th November with interviews taking place on the week commencing 14th November and a preferred start date of 12th December.

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