Application guidelines

  • Please download our application form in a MS Word format; we do not accept CVs as a method of application, unless stated. 
  • Save the blank application form to your desktop before inputting data – to ensure changes are saved.
  • All roles close at midday on the closing date listed, unless specified differently.
  • For more information on these vacancies, please call 01726 811963 or email recruitment@edenproject.com. You may also find the answer in our job FAQs.
  • We are an equal opportunities employer which places a high value on diversity. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups to roles at Eden
 
 

Apprenticeships

2 Year Apprenticeship Contracts 
Apprentice pay rate for all vacancies is £3.90 during the first year
30 days annual leave per year (including bank holidays) plus an additional day off on your birthday! 
Positions will start on Monday 23 September 2019  

Roles are based on working 40 hours per week 

We are looking for a number of enthusiastic and committed people to take up varied Apprenticeship positions starting in September.  All apprentices will complete a national recognised Level 2 qualification during their apprenticeship and where apprentices excel there is also an opportunity to progress to a Level 3 qualification, where appropriate. 

Horticulture ApprenticeView Job Description 
Chef ApprenticeView Job Description 
Events Management ApprenticeView Job Description 
Business Administration (Level 2 – Estates/Maintenance Team)View Job Description 
Business Administration (Level 3 – Eden International)View Job Description 
Finance Apprentice (AAT Level 3)View Job Description 

Mechanical Technician (Level 3 Engineering Technician) Apprenticeship - View Job Description

 The job descriptions above will give you further information on the individual Apprenticeships offered. 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! Our apprenticeships are open to anyone aged 16 and over. There is no upper age limit. However you will not be elligible if you hold a qualification in the same subject area as the apprenticeship that is of the same level or higher.

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. A travel bursary is available for those who live further than 3 miles away from Eden. 

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

The closing date for all apprenticeship positions is Monday 22nd July 2019. In order to apply for these positions please complete the application form below and return to recruitment@edenproject.com.

Application Form

 

Admissions Assistant

£5.85 per hour for ages 16-17, £6.54 for ages 18-20 and £8.31 for ages 21+

Zero Hour, fixed term contract until 8 September 2019

We know at Eden that first impressions count and our Admissions team are our first port of call for visitors.

We’re already looking at our season ahead and know we have exciting programmes taking place throughout 2019, 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 and are able to work under pressure we would love to hear from you.

The closing date for this position is Friday 19 July. Please send your completed application form to recruitment@edenproject.com.

  

Chef de Partie

Fixed term contracts with potential for extension beyond summer. Immediate start dates
£9.33 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.

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.

To apply for this role, please submit your CV and Diversity Form to recruitment@edenproject.comCVs will be regularly reviewed and you will be contacted within one week of applying 

 

Commis Chef

Fixed term contracts with potential for extension beyond September
£5.85 per hour for ages 16-17, £6.54 per hour for ages 18-20, £8.31 per hour for ages 21+ 

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

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.

If you would like to be considered for this position please send your CV to recruitment@edenproject.comCVs will be regularly reviewed and you will be contacted within one week of applying 

 

Hospitality Assistant 

Seasonal positions until September 2019
£8.21 per hour for ages 21 and over
£6.44 per hour for age 18-20
£5.75 per hour for age 16-17
All applicants must be available to work between 6 - 12 August 2019 
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 based in our Mediterranean restaurant in the biome, where we provide table service to our guests.
Ideally you will have great people skills; be passionate about delivering excellent customer service as well as working within a team.
You will engage with our visitors whist taking their food order, making them drinks, serving them food, or cleaning their tables, demonstrating your product knowledge by advising and making suggestions.
If you have a passion for food and love delivering excellent customer service we would love to hear from you.  Previous experience working in a customer facing environment would be advantageous but is not essential.
The closing date for this position is Monday 22 July 2019, we will be reviewing applications as they arrive

 

Horticulturalist – Watering Lane Nursery 

Permanent, Full time position

£17,805pa 

An opportunity has arisen for a new team member to join the Watering Lane Nursery team on a permanent basis.

Essential to the role is the ability to embrace a team environment, and confidence interacting with numerous colleagues. A friendly, positive outlook is essential. Tasks will include crop production and general maintenance of the wider nursery.

Candidates ideally should have relevant experience in horticulture, Pa1 and Pa6 qualifications and a minimum of a Level 2 Diploma in Horticulture. You will need to be a highly motivated team player and be enthusiastic with good communication skills.

Please send your completed application form below to recruitment@edenproject.com. The closing date for this position is Sunday 21 July.

 

Seasonal Horticulturalist (Multiple Positions) 

Fixed Term Contract over summer 
Hours various to be discussed and agreed, between 20 and 40 per week 

Pay – National Minimum Wage (Age Related)

An opportunity has arisen for a number of seasonal horticulturalists to join our team at the Eden Project and at Watering Lane Nursery (Pentewan) to assist our teams through our busy summer period. You will work alongside other horticulturalists assisting in maintaining the plant displays and exhibits.

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 plants would be advantageous but is not essential.

Applications will be reviewed as we receive them. Immediate start dates available.

 

Skilled Horticulturalist – Outer Estate 

Full time position, until August 2021

£18,720pa 

We are looking for an experienced horticulturist to join our team in the outer estates on a full time basis. 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.

This position would suit a skilled and experienced Landscape Gardener working within the Garden Development Team delivering high quality hard Landscape projects. In addition soft Landscaping and plant and machinery handling expertise are required.

Essential to the role is the ability to embrace a team environment, and confidence interacting with numerous colleagues and public. A friendly, positive outlook is essential. 

Candidates ideally should have 3 years relevant experience in horticulture, Pa1 and Pa6 qualifications and a minimum of a Diploma in Horticulture. You will need to be highly motivated and enthusiastic able to work under your own initiative as well as a team player and have good communications skills to work with other departments and visitors.

The closing date for this position is Friday 26 July. Please send your completed application form to recruitment@edenproject.com.


Eden Project Walk Coordinator – Carrick Area

Part time, fixed term contract for 12 months
16 hours per week
£18,720 pro-rata (actual salary of £7,488pa for part time working)

This post will establish and run supported walking groups for sedentary people with long term conditions.  The focus will be on people with prediabetes and diabetes and patients will be referred to the walk from their GP or other health care professional.  

The walks will be provided once a week across 3 different sites in the Carrick area.  The programme is supported by Nature’s Way – Eden Project’s Social Prescribing Programme. 

Travel is an essential part of the role, the post-holder will therefore be required to hold a valid driving license for the UK / travel independently to meet the requirements of the role.
The post holder will be employed by the Eden Project but will work remotely in the Carrick area.

The post holder will be required to be present at the walks, but additional hours can be worked flexibly.

For further information or an informal chat about the position please contact Heidi Morgan hmorgan@edenproject.com, 07817875165
The closing date for this position is Wednesday 31 July