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Richard has been working with The November Project as an adviser on our campaigning and environmental strategies

A veteran campaigner with a passion for the polar oceans and the Patagonian toothfish, we lured Richard to the inland waters of The Thames where we have benefited greatly from his knowledge, expertise and encouragement 

You can follow him @OceansRichard
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We want to thank  Derek Albiston for the amazing work he has done editing our business plan.  Derek has worked in publishing for years – we will spare his blushes and not say how many, but working on a renewable energy project was a first for him.  It is testament to his skills as an editor that he got up to speed with us and our work really quickly and in a few weeks produced a fully proof read plan ready to go.  The finished article is highly professional and like every good iceberg – all the work lies under the surface of the carefully chosen words and phrases that lie on the top

He hasn’t got a website but if you want to follow him on twitter he is @delmail

Welcoming Andre Pageot as our latest member of the November team…

Jay and Andre meeting

Head of software development and Support @ Swisscanto Funds Centre Ltd.

I attained my BEng hons in 2001, since then my career has kept me focused on software engineering. Outside the office I enjoy getting involved with interesting RnD projects that keep my engineering skills alive, it gives me great pleasure to be a part of the November project.

I first heard about the November project through a close friend who asked if I could help with a few energy calculations on a project he was involved with, shortly after which, I met Jay.

Directly opposite the Houses of Parliament hovering on the very river with the gift that keeps on giving, will be a completely self sustaining renewable energy exhibition centre. There is no better place for a practical demonstration for harnessing the tidal power from river flow. Using the energy from rivers has been happening for centuries in various ways, That being said, this past century or two focus has been very much fossil fuel driven, which sadly is not sustainable nor is it good for the environment in which we all live.

I believe this project will bring scalable, accessible, green technology to a wider market, by enabling others to follow the same formula, which incidentally once this proof of concept has become the prototype it is planned to be, the designs will be open sourced.

The very location will attract a wide audience bringing people into contact with the practicality of how using local renewable energy sources is now a reality and just so happens to be self sustaining. Making it the perfect show case accessible to anyone.

Administrator – Intern

We are a new and exciting venture situated on central London on a mid stream mooring opposite the Houses of Parliament. We have two main functions the first being a research and development hub dedicated to hydro electric generation and electric boats. The second being a venue for hire with our events partners.

Summary

This is a core role within the project as we move forward. You will be the main point of contact for all enquiries and be responsible for all the administrative functions on a day to day basis. Working closely with the MD and other staff and volunteers you will play an active part developing and consolidating our social media presence. You will be financial competent in the use of Kashflow and link in with our accountants as necessary. You will also have the responsibility of ensuring that all relevant documentation is filed in time with Companies House. Your excellent online skills will be needed on a daily basis as well as carrying out ad hoc research.

Terms and conditions

This is initially a pro bono position with the potential to become a paid post as the project moves forward.

What the November project can offer you:

You will be part of our professional team which will enable you to access all our training (including powerboat level 2), first aid courses and ongoing courses linked to the role.
You will be able to attend:

  • Our wide range of events – music, cinema, theatre, TED talks, corporate functions and exhibitions
  • The November Project Staff Pamper Day which includes a hot tub
  • The November Project Staff outings.

You will be able to experience boat rides on various types of craft including Ribs (rigid inflatable boats) and trips on the sailing ship YE37

What we need you to do

  • Act as administrator to The November Project in all day to day operational matters
  • Act as the first point of contact for calls, visits and enquiries to The November project
  • Organising meetings as required, co-ordinate online diaries and set reminders
  • Carry out online research as directed
  • Answer the phone and deal with initial enquiries (phone, written and electronic)
  • Maintain financial records (including processing receipts on Kashflow) deal with The November Project’s accountants and ensure all returns to Companies House are made on time
  • Ensure social media sites are updated as requested by the MD and respond as required
  • Ensure blogs are updated as requested by the MD and edit feedback
  • Undertake online research as directed

What we need you to have:

  • Experience of office administration – including filing systems and supplies etc
  • Experience of financial administration on a day to day basis including making and receiving payments and maintaining electronic records
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work with a wide range of people
  • Good IT skills: WordPress and Kashflow and website editing
  • Excellent attention to detail in numeric and written work
  • Knowledge of social media
  • A commitment to the work of The November project

All the new ribs have now been shaped and glassed in, as are the stunning new engine bearers and fittings. We have completely rebuilt the top sides, and are in the process of painting the hull and fitting the rubber D section fendering that will protect the hull.

More to come soon.

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Welcome to Daniel, the latest new member of the November team:

“Volunteering at The November Project has given me a great opportunity to get ‘hands on’ with a radical and innovative community renewable energy project. In my professional life I work as a renewable energy engineer but often get trapped behind a computer; therefore floating outside some of the worlds’ most iconic buildings and working on ‘November’ is a pretty refreshing experience! I have come across a myriad of renewable energy projects but believe the November Project to be a real one-of-a-kind with incredible potential.”

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As part of the November Project’s recycle and re-use philosophy we have converted an old diesel heater into a wood burning stove.

 

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