Eden Project to cut fifteen more jobs

The Cornish visitor attraction, which includes the Rainforest Biome (pictured), has lost 53 posts as part of a cost-cutting drive to save more than £2m this year

Rainforest Biome, Eden Project
Rainforest Biome, Eden Project

The Eden Project has announced that it will cut a further 15 jobs.

The attraction near St Austell in Cornwall is owned by the Eden Trust, which is a registered charity. The project lost 53 posts as part of cost-cutting measures announced in January to help save more than £2m a year. 

A statement from the Eden Project said that the people whose jobs were likely to be affected this time around had been told and a 30-day consultation had begun earlier this week.

"In common with other organisations locally and nationally, the Eden Project is having to reduce its costs further, and regrettably this will result in the loss of up to 15 posts," the statement said. 

"The Eden Project went through a major restructure earlier this year to help cut its annual costs by more than £2m and this resulted in the loss of 53 full-time equivalent jobs."

The Cornish visitor attraction has 394 full-time equivalent posts.

Earlier this year, co-founder Sir Tim Smit stepped down from the day-to-day management of the project to become executive chairman of Eden Regeneration, a new unit that will focus on the creation of projects at the attraction.

In August, Gaynor Coley, executive director of the Eden Project, left to join the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, as director of public programmes.

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