Organisation overview: Brainwave is a charity that exists to help children with disabilities and additional needs to achieve greater independence by aiming to improve mobility, communication skills and learning potential through a range of educational and physical therapies. 
Role Title: Handyperson
Location of Position: Brainwave South West Centre - Marsh Lane, Huntworth Gate, Bridgwater, Somerset. TA6 6LQ
Responsible to: Maintenance Manager
Purpose/Summary of Role: Working as part of a team, dealing with on-going low-level maintenance to help with the upkeep, development and protection of the building and grounds.
Description of Tasks:

Helping out with the general upkeep:

  • Minor repairs
  • Small diy plumbing jobs including fixing dripping taps
  • Small decorating tasks such as putting up pictures and painting
  • Moving items within and between offices

Odd jobs across the buildings which may include jobs such as unblocking sinks, hanging blinds or mirrors, changing tap washers, replacing batteries in smoke alarms, building flat pack furniture or even changing a light bulb.

Time Commitment: Flexible
Skills & Qualifications:
  • Have the skills and abilities to complete small and minor maintenance jobs
  • Enjoy working as part of a team
  • Reasonably fit
Training & Support: You will be given induction training into the various aspects of the work
Benefits to Volunteer:
  • Being part of a friendly and dedicated team
  • Making new friends from all walks of life
  • Learning new skills or passing on your skills and experience
  • Keeping active
Application Procedure:
  • Application Form
  • Informal Interview
  • Reference
  • Trial Period
Contact Information:

Su Jenkins,

Head of Human Resources

Tel: 01278 429089   Email: [email protected]

How to apply:

To apply for a role, please complete this application form:


This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.