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 (mornings). 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.


For more details about volunteer placements, please go to www.cat.org.uk/volunteers. *Recruiting now for long term volunteers for 2014/2015*


For more environmental related jobs visit environmentjob.co.uk


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





This role provides an exciting opportunity to manage and develop one of the leading vegetarian and sustainable restaurants in Wales. The Catering & Hospitality Manager is responsible for overseeing and developing the catering, events and facilities services to a high quality, efficient and profitable standard, receiving excellent customer feedback whilst operating within CAT’s environmental and procurement policies. The role combines financial, personnel management and business development functions alongside some cooking and kitchen duties.

Closing date: December 15th 2014 9am

Interviews: January 9th 2015

We are seeking applicants who can contribute to one or more of the following Masters areas: MSc Sustainability and Adaption suite of programmes and MSc Renewable Energy and the Built Environment. Candidates will require specialist knowledge in one or more of the following areas: energy futures, renewable energy technologies, renewable energy engineering, sustainable building materials and construction, building physics, energy efficiency and energy flow in buildings, environmental politics and economics, social research methods, sustainable cities or adaptation and mitigation of climate change.

Closing date: December 15th 2014 9am

Reviewing and updating “Energy Trumps”, a STEM teaching resource demonstrating the benefits and drawbacks of a wide variety of energy sources (covering the range from fossil fuels to renewable sources). Revising the existing 28 information cards to ensure they reflect the latest scientific findings, and add new cards on energy sources (such as "fracking") that were less relevant when the activity was first developed.

Researching further and writing up existing fact files of scientific and technical information relating to the energy sources with information specifically relating to Wales – for example, current activity in Wales and size of potential resource for each of the energy sources. Inputting to writing STEM teaching activities for different age groups, mostly within the 11-16 range, making use of this updated resource.

Closing date: December 1st 2014 9am