Job opportunities with ASBP members! March 2024

Adaptavate seek Production Technician

Adaptavate is a business of the future, a dynamic team of engineers, thinkers, walkers, parents, dreamers, climbers, scientists, gardeners, friends, and visionaries.  People who think differently to make a significant impact through our work… together.  They have developed Breathaboard as a sustainable, low-carbon alternative to standard plasterboard. By delivering this innovation through our pilot line, we will catalyse genuine environmental change to the UK and beyond at a time when the planet needs it most.

Adaptavate are expanding their team and need a Production Technician to support them, collaborate with them and help them achieve all that they are aiming for.

Further details on the Adaptavate website


Back to Earth seek Technical Sales & Specification Advisor

Back to Earth was started in 1995 by Chris Brookman, a Chemistry graduate, and was originally a building company specialising construction with sustainable materials such as cob and lime. By 2007 the business had morphed into a materials supplier at which point Back to Earth’s sole business was supplying sustainable building materials.

The current vacancy is for a Technical Sales & Specification Advisor to give technical advice and specifying sustainable building materials for a variety of applications via telephone and email. A knowledge of U-Values and construction is essential and knowledge of Hygrothermal calculations would be beneficial. This role is full time and based in our office on the outskirts of Exeter with the opportunity for mixed hybrid working.  For the right candidate part time working may also be  accommodated. There may be occasions when travel throughout the UK is required to attend trade shows.

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School of Natural Building (SNaB) seek Administrative and Fundraising Coordinator

The School of Natural Building is a pioneer in teaching self-builders, professionals and communities the skills necessary to construct high-quality buildings made from straw, timber and other natural materials. Founded in direct response to the urgent issues of sustainability, climate change, and the need to reduce carbon emissions, they are dedicated to making natural building mainstream and inclusive, and revolutionising the construction industry in the UK. Their strategic plan positions them to drive holistic and significant change in the built environment, helping change the trajectory of construction in this country and combat the pressing issue of carbon emissions. They are aiming to achieve what has never been realised in the UK before, but it is a timely, necessary, and exciting challenge.

They are looking for someone to "To help deliver against our strategic goals, we are seeking a passionate and detail-oriented Administrative and Fundraising Coordinator to come on board with us. This role is crucial to our
operations and to supporting our Managing Director; you'll be overseeing critical fundraising activities and managing all aspects of course administration and logistics, and as such, there is significant scope for growth. This exciting role is at the forefront of a movement that has the potential to reshape the future of construction in the UK."

Closing date: 15 March 2024

Full details here

Two Job opportunities from RAFT: Project Architect and Services Engineer

Project Architect

 Retrofit Action for Tomorrow:is seeking a Project Architect with 5 years + experience to join their passionate team and contribute to exciting and innovative retrofit projects across the UK. An ideal candidate will have relevant experience in retrofit and community engagement, and be confident in a project management role, where they will be learning new skills and developing new approaches to retrofit in collaboration with the wider team at RAFT.
Hours: 40 hours per week. Workspace: Hybrid – Part-time work at RAFT office in Waterloo or work from home. Available From: May. Salary Range: £44k to £48k. Contract: Permanent

Deadline: 28th March 2024

Services Engineer 

This core role is to assist RAFT with services design for retrofit projects from earlystage heat decarbonisation plans and detailed design through to delivery, soft landings, and post occupancy evaluation. You will be designing heat pump systems, MVHR, lighting and assessing and mitigating overheating. You will receive support and bespoke on-project training from the experienced PassivHaus designer and engineer Alan Clarke.
Hours: 40 hours per week. Workspace: Hybrid – Part-time work at RAFT office in Waterloo or work from home. Available From: May Salary Range: £38k to £42k

Deadline: 28th March 2024

Full details and application forms on the RAFT website.


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