Centre for Alternative Technology

CAT
Britain's major centre for environmental inspiration and courses.

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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.

 


 

 

The Centre for Alternative Technology is a leading education, research and visitor centre demonstrating practical solutions for sustainability. CAT inspires, informs and enables people to achieve positive changes in their personal and work lives and local communities. CAT is a national charity based in mid Wales and celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2014. The post is based at the picturesque Llwyngwern site, within easy reach of Machynlleth, the Snowdonia National Park and Cardigan Bay.

 

The Multi - Trades Maintenance Labourer is responsible for supporting all related maintenance work across the CAT site. This role will report to and work closely with the Estates Manager.

 

MAIN PURPOSE AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE JOB

 

  • Day to day maintenance tasks
  • To assist the Estates Manager in identifying work requirements and repairs as necessary
  • To support the Estates department in carrying out its preventative maintenance programme
  • To assist the Maintenance Technicians
  • To support servicing tasks related to biomass boiler
  • To assist in the delivery of the railway maintenance programme
  • To carry exhibit maintenance and checks
  • To comply with the CAT’s Health and Safety Policy at all times
  • Any other duties commensurate with the post

Applications via the CAT website - please use the short version at www.cat.org.uk

click on Communities tab then vacancies - the application form is in the right hand drop down menu.

Closing date: 9.00am 9th March 2018

 

The Centre for Alternative Technology is a leading education, research and visitor centre demonstrating practical solutions for sustainability. CAT inspires, informs and enables people to achieve positive changes in their personal and work lives and local communities. CAT is a national charity based in mid Wales and celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2014. The post is based at the picturesque Llwyngwern site, within easy reach of Machynlleth, the Snowdonia National Park and Cardigan Bay.

The Finance and Operations Director will ensure the effective financial management and efficient running of the organisation. This role will be a key part of the charity’s Senior Management Team, working closely with the Chief Executive to oversee internal operations and support the development of one of UK’s most established and well-respected environmental organisations.

In this hands-on role, the Finance and Operations Director will manage a small team of finance, IT and central admin staff and will lead on the production of management information and on the development and implementation of financial, admin and IT systems to support the growth strategy of the organisation.

The successful candidate will have experience of strong financial management and control in a multi revenue stream organisation. Experience of the charity and/or educational sectors would be beneficial.

The role involves overall financial management for the organisation including the promotion of the short and long term financial health of the organisation, and ensuring due consideration of financial matters in the development, review and implementation of strategy.

The Finance and Operations Director is responsible for active management of the organisation’s cash balances, strong financial control and for maintaining and reviewing financial forecasts. The postholder also manages the organisation’s IT function, leading the IT team in development and implementation of systems needed to serve the needs of staff and customers.

The Finance and Operations Director will be responsible for creating a centralised Administration function to efficiently support the wider organisation on a day to day basis.

Initial expressions of interest by submission of CV and covering letter.

Closing date: 9.00am  2 March 2018

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