The Eden Project is planning to reopen on 17 May 2021, subject to the latest Government guidance. Timed entry tickets for 17 May onwards are available to pre-book online. Our online shop remains open.

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 £4.30 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 6 September 2021
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. 

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. 

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 positions on offer at Eden please email recruitment@edenproject.com.

The closing date for all apprenticeship positions is Friday 30 April 2021.  

In order to apply for these positions please complete the application form below and return to recruitment@edenproject.com

Application Form

 

Chef de Partie

Fixed term contracts until at least September, extensions beyond this likely 
30+ hours per week
£11.10 per hour with a bonus of £850 for joining our team

Do you have a passion for food, love creativity and thrive in a vibrant and fast-paced environment? Are you organised and can work independently and efficiently? Then we would love to hear from you.

We are looking for talented, driven and friendly Chefs to join our Eden Team for the busy season ahead.

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.

Shifts will usually be during the day, with no split shifts!

Uniforms are provided.

Please email your CV to recruitment@edenproject.com

 
 

Chief Digital Content Officer

Full-time, permanent
£60,000 per annum

Part-remote working possible but with regular time spent on site at the Eden Project in Cornwall 

An exciting opportunity to join the Senior Leadership team of one of the UK’s most iconic brands, the Eden Project. Eden is a major tourist attraction, educational charity and social enterprise in one, with ambitious plans for expansion on a global scale.  We are now seeking to appoint a Chief Content Officer (digital) to help amplify our voice in the debate around the future of the planet, building on our twenty-year history of exploring the interconnectedness of life and the environment at every scale.

Reporting to the CEO, the Chief Content Officer (digital) will develop and deliver an over-arching digital content strategy and framework for Eden, collaborating with partners internal (within interpretation, education and learning, marketing) and external (establishing and commissioning a network of contributors and editors) to generate world-class and inspiring digital content for use across multiple platforms and formats. They will play a key role in developing and delivering Eden’s digital vision, positioning Eden as a leading convener of debate, discussion and conversation around relevant issues, championing new technology to tell our stories more widely.

The ideal candidate will be an exceptional storyteller, who asks all the right questions and writes with impact and flair. They will come from a strong editorial or media background, with a minimum of five years’ senior experience within a similar role, preferably within the environmental sector (or with strong knowledge of/interest in this area); they will demonstrate in-depth knowledge of how content is developed and consumed across different platforms and by a range of audiences, and display a talent for taking complex subjects and translating these into compelling stories, which are both engaging and easily understood.

They should enjoy working collaboratively to get the support of different internal teams and senior stakeholders, and have wide ranging experience of briefing and commissioning content from external contributors, coming to the role with an established network of editorial/journalistic contacts within relevant areas. Strong interest in and knowledge of emerging digital technologies and platforms is essential.

Closing date: 12 noon on Friday 14 May 2021

First round interviews (by video conference): w/c 24 May 2021

 

Commis Chef

Fixed-term contracts
10-30 hours per week
£9.01 per hour for ages 21+
£5.85 per hour for ages 16-17, £6.66 per hour for ages 18-20

We are looking for friendly, reliable and hard-working chefs to join our experienced and vibrant Eden team.

If you have a passion for food, enthusiasm to learn and the ability to work in a demanding, fast paced environment then we would love to hear from you!

Duties will include preparation, cooking and presentation of all dishes in different venues around site.

Shifts will usually be during the day, with no split shifts!

Uniforms are provided.

Please email your CV to recruitment@edenproject.com.

 

Events Administrator

Part-time, permanent position
32 hours per week, salary £15,409pa (£19,261 full time equivalent) 

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

You will be a key member of our team, supporting them with administration duties such as invoicing, booking forms, raising purchase orders, managing our booking diaries and communicating to our wider team about event bookings. You will frequently be answering initial enquiries from clients, therefore will have a great telephone manner and customer service skill to match.

The successful candidate will be organised, confident with financing procedure and will have meticulous attention for detail, you will be confident using Microsoft Excel and a knowledge of CRM software would be beneficial, but not mandatory. 

The closing date for this position is Monday 17 May 2021 

 

Events Planner 

Full time (40 hours), permanent position
£21,252pa  

A unique opportunity has arisen for a talented and enthusiastic individual to join the Eden Project Events Team. The team work on a range of events from weddings; corporate events; parties to residential team building camps, catering from 5 people to 500people, this role offers the successful candidate plenty of variety in an exciting faced-paced environment. 

Within the role you, as Event Planner, will be liaising with clients from concept through to delivery and being the main point of contact on the day ensuring the clients vision is fulfilled. You will be working across a broad spectrum of events, so will need to ensure that your communication and attention to detail is impeccable, whilst always maintaining your enthusiasm for each event.

The successful candidate will be a motivated and forward-thinking team leader, with meticulous planning skills and a strong desire to create amazing events. Your time will be office based for planning work and on-site evenings and weekends for event delivery and liaising with clients around client needs.

The closing date for this position is Monday 17 May 2021

 

Events Sous Chef 

Full time, permanent position 
£26,000pa 

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 500people, 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.

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. 

During quieter times on events you will also be required to work in other venues on site.

The closing date for this role is Monday 17 May 2021 

 

Health Works Project Officer

This post is a fixed term contract to work on the Health Works for Cornwall project, part funded by the European Social Fund, from 1st May 2021 – 30th Sept 2023 
Salary £24,581 pro rata
32 hours per week, fixed-term position

Eden Project is looking for an individual with good project management skills to operate its Eden Health Works programme. The scheme will be recruiting participants who are currently excluded from the job market and support them to develop new skills in horticulture. You will be required to manage contractual relationships with Cornwall Development Company and DWP, comply with the funding regulations, recruit participants onto the programme and help them to overcome barriers to employment and training. 

Knowledge of managing ESF or other EU/Government funding programmes is important. A passion to support people back into work or training is essential.

This is a 2 year fixed-term contract starting May 1st or As Soon As Possible 

Full details of the position are in the attached job description. 

The closing date for this position is Friday 7 May 2021 

 

Hospitality Team Leader

Full time, fixed-term position until November 2021
£21.251pa 

The start of the season is fast approaching and therefore we are looking for a Hospitality Team Leader to join and support our existing team. We have a variety of food offerings right across Eden which means that joining our hospitality team is demanding and stimulating, but above all else, it’s very exciting. 

As a Team Leader you will be responsible for maintaining one of our food venues and the daily deployment and management of Hospitality Assistants. You will be working with a vibrant, passionate and energetic team, and have the ability to ensure our visitors experience the world class customer service expected from Eden during even the busiest of days. 

It is essential that you are available and flexible Monday to Sunday and able to work any days and hours required on a weekly rota basis.

The closing date for completed applications is Friday 7 May 2021

 

Hospitality Warehouse Team Member

Permanent, annualised hours
£8.91 per hour

Opportunities for immediate start to work in a unique and inspiring setting

Exciting opportunities to join the team and work within the iconic setting of the Eden Project.

Eden welcomes a million visitors a year and food is at the heart of our visitors’ experience and intrinsic to our mission and story: connecting us with each other and the living world. 

We are truly passionate about food; what we source, from where and its impact on the planet. We are looking to recruit a Warehouse Team Member to support the delivery of the Hospitality experience at Eden. 

Hospitality Warehouse Team members ensure the front of house and chef teams have all they need, in a timely manner, to provide outstanding customer service to our guests.  Balancing deliveries to hospitality venues around receiving and checking deliveries from suppliers and stock control.

The right person will have a can-do attitude, great organisational and time management skills, attention to detail, physically fit and strong for manual handling and an ability to work on your own initiative, and part of a team.  Full driving licence required. Fork lift licence (desirable but training can be given)

The closing date for this position is Monday 10 May 2021

 

Lecturer at Eden Project Learning (2 Full time equivalent positions available) 

These positions are based at the Eden Project but are employed by Cornwall College 
£30,587 pro rata 
 
Eden Project Learning is growing. We are an innovative educational partnership between The Cornwall College Group and the Eden Project, delivering applied undergraduate degrees (HND, FdSc and BSc) in Plant Science, Horticulture, and Garden and Landscape Design, a taught Masters degree in Land and Ecological Restoration, and a Level 7 Ecologist apprenticeship. 
If you are experienced, enthusiastic, and passionate about providing an outstanding learning experience for Higher Education students then we would like to meet you. We wish to appoint two lecturers with expertise in one or more of the following areas:
• Plant science
• Soil science
• Horticulture
• Garden design
• Ecology
• Restoration Ecology
An online recruitment event will be held on Monday 17th May between 6pm and 8pm where you can find out more information and have the chance to ask any questions you may have.
You should hold a minimum of a relevant undergraduate degree and preferably also a postgraduate qualification, which is essential for contributing to our MSc. A teaching qualification is desirable, and the successful candidate must be willing to undertake a teaching qualification and participate in other staff development activities. We particularly welcome applications from candidates with professional or research experience.
 
If you require further information, please contact Dr Mark Nason at mark.nason@cornwall.ac.uk.
 
The Closing date for this position is 23 May 2021 - go to https://jobs.cornwall.ac.uk/ to apply 
 

Marketing Manager

Full time, Permanent Position
Currently remote-working – normally office-based at Eden Project, Cornwall
£35,000 per annum

Could you be the Eden Project’s new Marketing Manager?

We have a fantastic role within the marketing and audiences team at Eden, to help us develop and deliver best-in-class marketing campaigns to maximise our audience reach and engagement, and drive visitors to our iconic destination.

This is a fast-paced and varied role, which demands superb multi-tasking abilities, excellent communication skills, and proven experience of working closely with media and creative agencies. You’ll be expected to hit the ground running from day one, however, you’ll enjoy the support of working as part of the wider marketing and digital team at Eden, reporting into the Marketing Director.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a track record in developing and co-ordinating impactful multi-channel campaigns. You’ll have strong knowledge and experience of social media, email and digital marketing, and you’ll be an accomplished copywriter with confident creative judgement. You’ll take a pro-active and enthusiastic approach to your work, and happily absorb sudden changes to plans and priorities as the business needs dictate. Knowledge and experience of the tourism/visitor attraction, environmental or arts and culture sectors would be advantageous.

If you would like to apply for this position, please download an application form from edenproject.com. Once complete, please send it to recruitment@edenproject.com 

The closing date for this position is 12 noon on Friday 28 May 2021

 

Website Assistant 

Temporary (6-week) contract: ideally starting w/c 17 May
Remote working, full or part time considered (minimum 30 hours per week)
£12 per hour 

The Eden Project Digital Team is looking for an enthusiastic and proactive temporary assistant, to provide support in the editing and migration of content to deliver our major new website build.

You will aid the team in copywriting, editing existing copy, and uploading content onto the new content management system (Drupal). You may also be asked to provide more general assistance on the project during this 6-week period, such as proofreading, testing or photo uploading.

The job holder will be expected to have an excellent command of the English language, and good computer skills, ideally including experience of using a content management system. View the full Job Description here.

The closing date for this position is Sunday 9 May 2021

We intend to hold interviews on Wednesday 12 May