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Centre for Alternative Technology

Job Description

Long Term Volunteer - Visitor Centre Marketing

Please Note: Applications for most departments have no closed but we still have not had many applicants for this position so have extended it accordingly. Please do apply as soon as possible though!

Job title: Visitor Centre Marketing Long Term Volunteer
Responsible to: Visitor Centre Marketing Manager
Working hours: 6 months.  Full time.

The Visitor Centre Marketing department aims to ensure a steady stream of visitors to the centre, in order to spread CAT’s message and to sustain core services of our organisation. We also work in co-ordination with other marketing officers at CAT (mail order, membership, and so on), as well as with the Quarry Café and Shop’s Managers.

The department is responsible for all leaflets, adverts, webpages, events and other marketing tools used to reach out to potential visitors. We assess results throughout the year and keep up-to-date with the latest market/tourism research. We work in collaboration with the Media department when journalists want to visit the site or speak about our events. We’re also in charge or creating, amending, and implementing the overall marketing strategy for the visitor centre.

About the job:

During your time in the marketing department you'll be involved in every area of our work. Our aim is that you leave the department with a good grounding in how a charity / NGO marketing office operates, with a good understanding of the tourism industry, and that you're able to use the skills you've learned in your future career.

  • Take part in implementing a marketing strategy.
  • Work with the media department and provide them with relevant media info.
  • Create design briefs and work on adverts creation.
  • Assist with the organisation of events.
  • Other tasks as required.

Person Specification:

You don't need previous experience of working in a marketing office, nor do you need in depth technical knowledge of the issues CAT works on. However you must have a genuine passion for the issues and a desire to start a career in marketing and communications. Although we're not asking for any previous technical or work based experience you must be able to demonstrate certain aptitudes, including:

  • Excellent organisation and time management.
  • A confident communicator.
  • Quick at learning and assimilating new information
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Assist with the organisation of events.
  • Capacity to work in a team, to express your needs and listen to others


For a chat about the opportunity, please phone 01654 705955 or email Interested individuals should apply for this unpaid placement by filling in our application form or alternatively sending a CV and a thorough covering letter explaining your motivation for volunteering, why you would be suitable for the role and any information that could be useful in your application. Although it says below that an Application Form is essential, for LTV positions a CV and covering letter is sufficient. Please state clearly which position you are applying for.

Thank you for your interest in this position. To apply:

By email:-

Please download job application form below, complete as fully as possible and return as an attachment to

Download Job Application Form (Word document)


Applications will only be accepted with a completed application form

Closing date for applications is: 19/1/11
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