Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Educational Charity & Visitor Attraction
  • Year established:
    1997
  • Website:
    http://www.edenproject.com
  • Contact
    • Eden Project, Bodelva, St Austell, Cornwall, PL24 2SG

About Eden Project

Since opening to members of the public in 2001, the Eden Project have attracted millions of visitors from far and wide to their site in Cornwall. The Eden Project are dedicated to connecting members of the community with each other and the living world, exploring how people can work towards a better future.

Their massive biomes house the largest rainforest in captivity, along with stunning plants, exhibitions and stories, serve as a backdrop to striking contemporary gardens, summer concerts and family events.

Along with their ongoing work into sustainable operations and conservation, the Eden Project are dedicated to being a great place to work. They recently launched an Employee Development Fund to support development activities staff members wish to undertake, with no restrictions on what they could apply for.

The charity has been headed by Chief Executive Officer Gordon Seabright since 2014.


What is it like to work for Eden Project

My Team
My Team
During busy times of the year, such as summer and Christmas, all office-based staff pledge four days to help their visitor-facing colleagues on site. This ‘Tricky Day’ programme is an important way to encourage team interaction, communication and increase morale.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Eden Project’s flagship project, entitled the Big Lunch, encourages people to have lunch with their neighbours on the first Sunday in June in order to help people in communities feel happier about where they live, safer and less lonely. In 2017, 9.3 million people took part in a Big Lunch.
My Company
My Company
The Eden Project runs a series of development programmes for both existing and new members of staff, which are effective for employee engagement by allowing individuals to connect emotionally and intellectually with the values of the organisation.

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  • Women
    Women

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  • Holidays
    Holidays

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  • Gym
    Gym

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Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    4

  • Average Age:

    40

  • Male : Female:

    45% / 55%

  • Staff:

    561

  • Earning £35,000+:

    6%

  • Staff Turnover:

    7%

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