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Chef de Partie

Fixed term contracts initially until January 2020 with possibility of extension. 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 


Country Manager, Scotland

Full time position 
Fixed term contract up to December 2021*

Eden Project Communities has UK wide reach and delivers initiatives that encourage public engagement and participation in positive action and create real social capital on a mass scale.  Since it began in 2009, participation in The Big Lunch, the UK’s annual get-together for neighbours, has grown continually with the average number of people taking part over 6 million a year.  Alongside this we deliver initiatives that encourage connections, engage the public and help people across the UK build the skills and confidence to drive positive social action where it is needed most.

We are looking for a Scotland Country Manager who is experienced in devising and developing Country wide strategies and who will be able to embed Eden Project Communities in the hearts and minds of the public, media, partners and leaders in the community sector to support increased participation year on year in our flagship initiative The Big Lunch.  

Over the coming years we are growing participation in the programme to new heights and aim to increase the social impact we have on communities and neighbourhoods all over the UK.  As a front line ambassador in nation, we want you to lead the development and delivery of Eden Project Communities within a nation. You’ll help us plan, delivery and evaluate Eden Project Communities initiatives working closely with the UK Delivery Manager and Scotland Campaign Manager as well as line managing the Scotland based Community Network Developers. 

Our ideal candidate will have gained a minimum of three years’ experience in a similar role, where they will have managed delivery of a Scotland wide community programme or movement. Experience of working on behaviour change or movement building campaigns is desirable. You’ll be a strategic thinker with strong relationship management abilities, creatively and innovatively solving problems and identify new approaches to deliver a continually evolving programme within Scotland.   A thorough knowledge of the specific challenges affecting local communities and an understanding of the political, cultural and societal issues affecting Scotland is essential.  

Working for the Eden Project (Charity number 1093070), roles within the programme are funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund.  This is a fixed term contract for until December 2021 subject to funding. The post holder will be based within the region (Scotland), and will be required to travel across the territory, the UK and to the Eden Project in Cornwall for key events and meetings.   

The closing date for all applications is Monday 9th December.  We aim to hold interviews in Scotland on the Monday 16th December.                      

*subject to funding


Eden Live Facilitator

Zero hours position,
Hourly rate for ages 16-17 £5.85, ages 18-20 £6.54 and ages 21+ £8.31

Eden is looking for creative and outgoing individuals who have a passion to get involved with others, have fun and interact with all age groups in a fun and fast paced environment. 

This winter we have a fun filled programme planned, where you will be helping to facilitate the running of these activities. This includes our Christmas jumper swap shop, make a pledge photobooth, and winter crafts. 

You will be encouraging our visitors to have fun, join in, learn and experience our range of activities and exhibits.

The programme is running on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 23 November to 17 December, then daily from 18-24 December and 27-30 December, most shifts will be from 12pm-8pm but we can also accommodate some shorter 12pm-5pm shifts too. 

Closing date: 22nd November 9am 

Interview date: 25th November

Start date: Friday 29th November 


Father Christmas Experience Assistant

Zero hours position,
Hourly rate for ages 18-20 £6.54 and ages 21+ £8.31
Over 18's only

Eden is looking for creative and outgoing individuals who have a passion to get involved with others, have fun and interact with all age groups in a fun and fast paced environment. 

This winter the Eden Project welcomes back Father Christmas. This is an extra ticketed experience for our visitors set within a magical dome tent in the centre of the Eden Project. Inside the cosy tent you’ll get to see ‘behind the scenes’, the pigeonholes full of children’s letters, and all the stockings laid out ready for the big day. After settling down for a story beside an open fire, each child can enjoy a special moment with the man in red. 

This role is vital to the smooth running of the experience, making sure that all Christmas magic is kept to the highest standard. You will be ensuring all health and safety guidelines are in place, checking tickets, interacting with the public, and keeping an eye on the running of the show. Previous stage management experience is beneficial not essential.

The shows are running on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 23 November to 17 December, then daily from 18-24 December.

Closing date: 22nd November 9am 

Interview date: 25th November

Start date: Friday 29th November


Painter & Decorator 

£18,720 per annum
Permanent, 40 hours per week

Eden is looking for a qualified Painter & Decorator to join its Estates team to help ensure we maintain our standards across site by both preventative and reactive maintenance to enhance the visitor experience. You will ensure site assets and buildings are maintained using best practice, ensuring resilience and longevity, whilst maintaining high standards and ensuring best value for money. You will help develop, support and promote the Estates team, provide advice and guidance on correct methods and best practice. You will have excellent knowledge and a wide experience of new technology, both materials and systems using modern up to date ways of working. You will be an excellent communicator with the ability to work and build relationships across teams and with external stakeholders. Excellent decorating skills and attention to detail are essential along with the ability to generate new ideas to help take the site forward. Signwriting would be an advantage but not essential.This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Painter & Decorator to develop their skills in the unique surroundings of the Eden Project.

The closing date for this role is Monday 18 November 2019 


Senior Horticulturist (Nursery Propagator)

£18,720 per annum
Permanent, 40 hours per week

An exciting opportunity to join the Eden Project’s horticultural team has become available at our nursery. Watering Lane Nursery is situated 6 miles away from the main Eden Project site and supplies plants for the world famous Biomes. We are looking for someone with experience of working in a horticultural nursery with knowledge of plants and their propagation.  Providing seasonal displays and new exhibit developments for the main site of Eden Project.

A basic knowledge of pest, disease and biosecurity is also needed as part of the plant production but also as this role will include the day to day care of the quarantine house.

This role will report to the Nursery Team Lead and will be based at the nursery site but will also require working closely with the horticultural team.

PA1 and PA6 qualifications are also required for this position. 

Good record keeping is needed as well as a full driving licence as delivering plants to the main Eden site is a regular part of the role.

To apply for this role, please visit the Eden Project website and download an application form -

The closing date for this role is Monday 25 November 2019