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Workshop Technician

 

Working under supervision as part of the workshop team, you'll be helping fabricate equipment that generates renewable energy and recovers nutrients, water and fibre as part of an innovative circular bio-economy model. We are looking for hard working people with practical workshop skills, keen to do something for environment to support the fabrication team. You will be involved in building infrastructure, assembling components and testing innovative mobile technology, which treats digestate - the liquid fertiliser recovered from organic waste. Arranged over 2x 40' trailers, it will be demonstrated across the UK/EU in 2022. Other work includes developing micro anaerobic digestion systems to support our decentralised circular bio-economy model designed to benefit communities and businesses at the local level.
 

Skills required

  • Practical workshops skills important: using hand/power tools, welding an advantage but not essential

  • Must be physically fit and able as there will be lifting and materials handling involved.

  • Able as work as part of a team as well as independently 

  • Good communication skills and an interest in the environment

  • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines

  • Right to work in the UK

  • Minimum 3-years experience in technical/practical fabrication skills but exceptions can be made for the right candidate

  • Some training may be given to expand skills.

 

Location: Our workshop is based in Chelworth near Kemble, Wiltshire.

 

Hours: 5 days p/w or 2-3 days p/w part time 9am - 5pm. 

Salary: £14 p/hr part time, £29,120 pro rata


Aged between 8-24 and on Universal Credit?

If so, we are also looking for the following:

Admin and Finance Assistant

We are looking for an Admin and Finance Assistant for an EC funded (Horizon 2020) research project developing technology to process organic waste by-products as part of a circular bio-economy model. The role will involve procurement, communication with suppliers, customers and the Project Manager, workshop administration, tracking project spend on excel and liaising with the finance team. The technology will be a breakthrough in supporting communities and businesses to manage their waste sustainably and we need your help to keep the fabrication team on track!
 

Skills required

  • Good Excel and Word skills

  • Good organisational, admin and communication skills

  • Excellent numeracy

  • Attention to detail 

  • Good phone manner

  • 3D CAD skills an advantage but not essential

 

Location: The workshop is based in Chelworth near Kemble, Wiltshire and includes office space. Some tasks can be done from home.


Hours: 25 hours p/w across 3 days, timing flexible between 9am - 6pm. 

 

Salary range: National Minimum Wage with adjustments made for higher skill levels

 

 

 

 

CAD designer

We are looking for someone to produce technical drawings and help with the design on communication materials working with the Project Manager. The right candidate will benefit from working in a friendly, professional environment as part of a dynamic, growing company with a strong social and environmental ethos team. They will also gain experience producing detailed engineering drawings. LEAP combines engineering, design and training expertise and is passionate about transforming waste into value, applying creative thinking in solving complex global challenges for developed and developing countries.

 

Activities and tasks

  • Production of CAD drawings, P&IDs and other design drawings (flow diagrams etc.). 

  • Helping collate technical information and drawings for written reports and presentations

 

Other requirements:

  • Engineering background/understanding an advantage,

  • Design /layout skills,

  • Able to take the initiative where necessary,

  • An interest in the environment and advantage,

  • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines,

  • Right to work in the UK.

Location: The workshop is based in Chelworth near Kemble, Wiltshire and includes office space. Some tasks can be done from home.


Hours: 25 hours p/w across 3 days, timing flexible between 9am - 6pm. 

 

Salary range: National Minimum Wage with adjustments made for higher skill levels

 

 

Marketing and communications designer

Activities and tasks

We are looking for someone with a passion for the environment and the ability to communicate it through graphic design and layout. You will be involved in translating draft presentations into polished pitch decks and information on our technology into product brochures and developing graphics and other visuals for the website, templates for communication etc.

 

Skills required

  • Must have: 

  • AutoCAD skills

  • Graphic design /layout

  • Creative - able to think outside the box

  • Good communication skills

 

Location : Flexible, can be based anywhere but must have good internet connectivity.

 

Hours: 25 hours p/w, timing flexible between 9am - 6pm

 

Hours: 25 hours p/w across 3 days, timing flexible between 9am - 6pm

Salary range: National Minimum Wage, adjustments made for higher skill levels

 

 

 

 

Sustainable food-energy-waste operator

This role supports the operation and monitoring of a new prototype food waste management system to inform the development of the technology at larger scale. You will be working as part of a project aiming to create a blueprint for sustainable food-energy-waste management for social housing flats. Full training will be provided.
 

Skills required

  • Must be physically fit and able as there will be lifting and materials handling involved.

  • Technical skills are not necessary for this role although some practical skills will be an advantage

  • Must be prepared to handle waste materials.

  • Able as work as part of a team as well as independently 

  • Good communication skills and an interest in the environment

  • Graphic design skills a bonus but not a requirement

 

Location: R-Urban, Poplar, East London E14 0SP

R-Urban is a unique community resource located in a car park opposite social housing. It aims to engage local residents to increase recycling and reuse in the community with a tool library, mini kitchen and allotment spaces, regular food growing, composting and other workshops, low-cost workspace and a community energy hub combining AD, solar PV and solar thermal technologies.

Hours: 25 hours p/w across 3 days, timing flexible between 9am - 6pm

Salary range: National Minimum Wage with adjustments made for higher skill level