Centre for Alternative Technology

Britain's major centre for environmental inspiration and courses.


Welcome to the Job vacancies section

Below are the current vacancies we have on offer at CAT.  If you would like to apply for a position, you will need to complete an Application Form (in Word format). You can download it together with the guidance notes from the list on the right. CVs will not be accepted.


Please return your application form by email to . If you would like to discuss a vacancy,  please telephone 01654 705955. All applications will be acknowledged by email, so if you've not heard back within a couple of days, please telephone to check that your application has been received as we sometimes have difficulties receiving emails from gmail & hotmail accounts.


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Thank you for your interest in working at CAT, we look forward to receiving your application.




The Visitor Centre & Education Marketing Officer is responsible for the promotion of CAT’s unique visitor centre and for publicising day and residential visits for educational groups.

With over seven acres of educational displays, and with 40 years' experience in sustainability, CAT is uniquely placed to inspire, inform and enable the shift to a more sustainable way of living.

The visitor centre attracts tens of thousands of people each year, including individual visitors and school and college groups, whilst our Eco-cabins provide an immersive learning environment for educational groups. This role has responsibility for the promotion of these key aspects of CAT’s work.

Closing date: 20th April 9am

Interviews: Week Commencing 27th April

The Short Courses and Venue Hire Marketing Officer is responsible for publicising CAT's wide range of short courses and for the promotion of venue hire to external organisations and individuals.

CAT's short courses programme covers a wide range of aspects of sustainability - from day courses in willow weaving to five-day residential renewable energy installer courses.  This role involves promoting these to the target audiences.

Conferences, meetings, weddings, celebrations...  CAT’s award-winning eco-education and conference centre, the Wales Institute for Sustainable Education (WISE), is the perfect venue for hosting special events for eco-minded organisations and individuals.  The marketing officer will use a range of targeted promotions to reach these key audiences.

Closing date: 20th April 9am

Interviews: Week commencing 27th April

The successful applicant will support the Head Gardener in carrying out weekend watering rotas and will be responsible for ensuring that the garden areas on the visitor circuit are attractive, well-presented and – most importantly – represent CAT’s core message of sustainability.

Job closes: 2nd April 2015 9am

We are seeking dynamic individuals who can bring enthusiasm and skill to the delivery of our MSc Renewable Energy and the Built Environment. Candidates will require specialist knowledge in wind power and project development, and advanced knowledge of other renewable energy technologies to compliment this. Candidates will also need to be proficient in lecturing and personal tutoring, in providing on-line academic support, and in marking students work and providing feedback at Masters Level. We are also seeking candidates who have the skills necessary to lead modules.

Deadline: 13.04.15

Please note that all applications must be submitted on the official CAT application form to the right of this advert. The preferred format is MS Word.

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