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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.


For more details about volunteer placements, please go to www.cat.org.uk/volunteers.

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.




Cafe Supervisor (168.00 kB)

CAT is seeking a Café Supervisor to take responsibility for the front of house operations of our lovely café, ensuring that a high standard of customer service, cleanliness and presentation are maintained at all times.

CAT’s catering team provides a high quality service to its range of customers who include day visitors, school groups, students, course attendees, B&B guests, events and conference delegates. CAT’s café is one of the leading vegetarian and sustainable food outlets in Wales, showcasing low-carbon, nutritious and tasty food. Current areas of operation include the main café and the bar and restaurant in the WISE building.

Please download the full job description for further information and complete our Short Application form 2.

Closing date for applications : 10th August 2016 at 9.00am

Head Chef (171.50 kB)

An exciting opportunity to show off your vegetarian chef skills.  CAT’s café is one of the leading vegetarian, vegan and sustainable food outlets in Wales, showcasing low-carbon, nutritious and tasty food. Current areas of operation include the main café, the bar and private event catering in the WISE building.  CAT’s catering team provide a high quality service to its range of customers including day visitors, students and wedding parties.

The Head Chef will be working alongside the Accommodation & Catering Manager to develop the operation of the kitchen and catering services, ensuring that they produce high quality products in an efficient and profitable way whilst operating within CAT’s environmental and procurement policies. The role combines a high level of chef duties along with product development, financial and personnel management functions.

Please download a full job description and complete our short Application Form 2.

Closing date for Applications :  9.00am on Tuesday 09 August 2016.


This post provides an exciting opportunity to play a central role in CAT’s growth and development. The Human Resources Manager will support this work, leading the development of staff appraisal and training programmes, reviewing and enhancing HR policies and procedures and providing HR support to the senior management team, as well as developing and overseeing CAT’s programmes of local and residential volunteers.

The ideal candidate will have significant experience of policy development, staff development and appraisal schemes and supporting senior management through change; previous experience of developing and overseeing volunteering programmes would be an advantage. Administrative support will be provided.

This post would make an excellent development opportunity for an experienced HR Officer or junior HR Manager in a public or third sector organisation which is larger than CAT. The postholder will finish their year at CAT with significant experience at HR Manager level and valuable insights into the appropriate level of process and procedure to ensure compliance while facilitating growth and creativity.

This role is a 12 month contract and would suit a secondment. The successful applicant, if applying as a secondment, will need the agreement of their current employer to take up the position.  Requests for flexible working or some home working will be considered for this role.

For an informal discussion about this role please call Adrian Ramsay, Chief Executive, on 01654 704959

Please download a full job description and application form.

Closing date for applications : 9.00am Monday 8th August 2016

Interviews for this post will be held on Thursday 18th August 2016.

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