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Chef Apprenticeship

2 Year Contracts
Apprentice pay rate for all vacancies is £3.50 during the first year
Contracts will start in September 2017 and are based on working 40 hours per week 
We are looking for a number of enthusiastic and committed people to take up Apprenticeship positions starting in September.  All apprentices will complete a national recognised Level 2 qualification during their apprenticeship and where individuals excel there is also an opportunity to progress to a Level 3 qualification, where appropriate.

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In order to be successful you will need to be motivated and committed to completing the 2 years. We don’t need you to have lots of previous qualifications or experience, we are looking for the right attitude and a willingness to learn and get stuck in!

If you do not have your own transport available you should consider how you will travel to work, as Eden is in a rural location and public transport is not always available.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the apprenticeship position on offer at Eden please contact Lorraine Tonkin, HR Officer, on 01726 818739.

The closing date for all apprenticeship positions is Thursday 20 July 2017 at Midday

In order to apply for these positions please complete the application form below and return to

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Biome Caretaker/Cleaner

Part time, Permanent Role
20 hours per week
£7,904pa (£7.60 per hour)

We are looking for someone to work with our Horticulture team to keep our Rainforest, Mediterranean and Outdoor Biomes looking their best all year around.

The role will include routine cleaning and horticultural maintenance within our biomes and horticulture’s back of house facilities. Experience of using leaf blowers, power washers and other small machinery would be beneficial.

A driving licence is essential for this position as you will be required to drive a number of Eden’s vehicles to transport tools and waste around the site.

Whilst working you will come into contact with our visitors, who are likely to ask questions about Eden. Experience of dealing with the public in a customer service role would be beneficial.

The closing date for this role is Monday 24 July 2017  

Job Description

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Chef de Partie

£8.90 per hour

Permanent and seasonal positions available. Please state your contract preference and availability in your cover letter

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.

Hours worked will vary but shifts will predominantly be during the day, with additional hours required for our events held on site and Eden Sessions concerts.

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Commis Chef

£7.60 per hour (for ages 21 and over) 

Seasonal positions available. Please state your availability for start date and hours required in your cover letter

Our ideal candidates will have a passion for food, enthusiasm to learn and the ability to work in a demanding, fast paced environment.  Duties will include preparation, cooking and presentation of all dishes in numerous venues around site.

Being able to work in a busy environment in an organised and efficient way is key to success in this role. 

Hours worked will vary but shifts will predominantly be during the day, with additional hours required for our events held on site and Eden Sessions concerts.

Job Description

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Events Sous Chef 


Full time, permanent position 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented and enthusiastic sous chef to join the Eden Project events team. Eden is one of Cornwall’s most renowned event venues and hosts a wide range of events from weddings; corporate events; parties to residential team building camps, catering from 5 people to 500 people, this role offers the successful candidate plenty of variety. 

As part of the role you will be tasked with creating bespoke menus based on client briefs and adhering to budgets and margins; preparing and delivering dishes in the iconic Eden Project biomes, which taste and presentation match the venue.

During quieter times on events you will also be required to work in other venues on site, including our Mediterranean restaurant and the Eden Kitchen. 

The successful candidate will be creative and passionate about food, a solution finder and a natural team leader, who has the drive and desire to excel in this role. Experience of events and functions would be beneficial but not mandatory.

The closing date for completed applications is Friday 4th August 2017

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Kitchen Porter 

£5.75 per hour for age 16-17, £6.44 for 18-20 year olds and £7.50 for ages 21 and over 

There are multiple seasonal contracts starting ASAP, with various end dates up to the end of October.

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. 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. 

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. 

The closing date for this position is Friday 4th August at Midday

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Site Hygienist

40 hours per week
£7.50 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. 
If you would like to apply for this vacancy, please download an application form below. 
The closing date for this position is Friday 4th August 2017

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