There is a planetary emergency. Only by deepening our collective understanding of the interconnections between all living things and seeing them as a whole can we protect the Earth and engender environmental harmony and social equity.
We need to inspire citizenship over consumption in order to care for this planet, Spaceship Earth, our only home, that provides us ‒ and all life ‒ with fresh air, clean water, fertile soil, rich biodiversity, a stable climate and an awesome recycling system. Exploring how it all interconnects can transform our understanding of the world and help us see, how together, our actions can make a difference. Eden is a beacon of hope.
That’s why we work collaboratively with other organisations, walk the talk at our own site in Cornwall, and share our stories through horticulture exhibits, arts and culture programmes, community initiatives and education work.
Educational Charity - Not for Profit Organisation
0 - 1000
Participating in DNA Values Workshops.
Feedback through quarterly and annual employee surveys.
Q&A at quarterly Business Briefings
Participation in Employee Forums, Inclusion Champions, Access Groups
We share our Mission and how employees can contribute to that
We are an organisation with sustainability and climate change at our core and help others to leave the world in a better place
We are a values led organisation where the employee voice and contribution is very important to us.
Listening openly through the channels we have
Showing where 'You Said / We Did' has happened.
Where a suggestion isn't viable, explaining why this is and how we might look at alternative ways of doing things
We work closely with our Members Assembly who are the formal, collective employee voice as well as individual employee feedback
Recognising Acts of Kindness and where behaviours have showcased our values
A strong Learning and Development Strategy that includes: Mandatory development, skill building and soft skill development, management training from levels 3-7, bespoke training for complex roles.
We have a strong training budget
We have a separate budget for the Eden Development Fund which employees can apply to for any form of development they wish to progress, that will benefit them personally and how they perform their role at Eden.
Supporting professional development, CDP and linked qualifications.
Shadowing and work experience opportunities.
Working on consultancy project and overseas programmes.
We have tested this with all of our employees through Eden DNA workshops
Encourage employees to look at their personal values and how these cross over with Eden's
We weave the values through how we work and support employees
We align this with an employee and leadership behaviours framework
Eden DNA / Values
Eden Development Fund
Mental Health & Wellbeing programme
Onsite wellbeing MOTs, physical activities
Wide range of employee benefits including things to support personal and mental wellbeing.
EAP and counselling programmes with an independent provider
Employee celebration events
Coaching and Mentoring programmes
Financial wellbeing and education programme
Displaying honest, transparent leadership behaviours.
Spending time on the floor with teams to understand their roles and challenges.
Listening authentically and what employees fell will help improve them/Eden.
Encouraging a learning environment where it is safe to try things as part of learning.
Leading by example and crediting others openly for the work they have done.
Free entry to other visitor attractions
Range of over 80 local businesses that provide discounts for Eden employees and volunteers.
Charity Worker Discount Scheme
Eden Sessions tickets
Free family and friends entry to Eden and Lost Gardens of Heligan
EV Car Scheme through salary sacrifice
Childcare Vouchers through salary sacrifice
Cycle to Work scheme through salary sacrifice
Generous pension and DIS schemes
Birthday Day off each year
Day off for hosting/participating in a Big Lunch
Long Service Awards
A virtual support programme throughout Covid with a variety of regular meetings, social groups, birthday parties and quiz's, virtual tea breaks.
Individual PPE packs for all employees and a specific H&S return to work programme about safe working.
Increased cleaning regimes across all areas of site.
Hybrid working on return to work where this is possible (non visitor facing areas)
A programme of resilience and wellbeing courses that we ran (and continue to run) over Zoom
Mental health support and tips/techniques