Sunseed Desert Technology seeks to appoint an Appropriate Technology AT Coordinator for a minimum of one year from September 2012.
The post is voluntary, but accommodation and board are provided, plus a small pocket money allowance. The Appropriate Technology Coordinator will live in a small community together with six other staff, full and part-time volunteers and short-term visitors on working holidays.
Living and working conditions are basic with little divide between work and life, and the emphasis is on a sustainable lifestyle. The post entails general staff duties as well as the Appropriate Technology AT work and will include a variety of working hours including weekends and evenings.
General information on the Sunseed Trust can be seen at www.sunseed.org.uk
To apply for this position, please access the AT job descriptions and general job descriptions, through the ‘Staff vacancies’ section of our homepage. Please apply with your CV and covering letter explaining how you meet the requirements of the job, including your motivation and relevant experiences. You can apply by email or by mail, contact details are on our database.
Please note that we can only accept applicants who are eligible to stay in the EU for a year or more, and we cannot help with visa application processes.
The Appropriate Technology (AT) department co-ordinates the maintenance and improvement of community technologies and services at Sunseed. The two key areas are sun and water:
Renewable electricity generation and consumption, solar water heating, and solar cookers; and Water service provision, maintenance of the ram pump and overseeing a water distribution system.
The co-ordinator supervises volunteers in choosing and carrying out project work and may run courses. They oversee the AT workshop, using recycled and found materials to solve problems in a low-tech and innovative way. Consultation with other departments on issues of materials, new and existing technology and applications is a vital part that AT plays in the project as a whole.
Please see full details on our website for the AT and general job descriptions before applying.