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Engineer / Maker

We have over 65 local branches across the UK, helping people with disabilities to live more independent lives. Our network of skilled volunteers respond to thousands of requests each year to design and make customised equipment free of charge.


Our Engineer/Maker Volunteers are the essence of our local branch activities. They use their practical skills and ingenuity to help people with disabilities live fuller and more independent lives.

What the role involves

This role may vary depending on local needs, but is likely to include the following:
• Designing and making pieces of equipment for individuals with specific needs.
• Using your practical skills working with one or more of: Metal, wood, plastic, or electronics.
• Attending a monthly meeting of the local branch.

We can support you in developing the skills you need for this role, including induction into all the areas outlined. You will have a chance to discuss your role and any additional needs with us.

What you need for this role


Essential

• Practical experience in working with one of the above materials.
• Able to listen well, to understand someone’s needs.
• Able to follow Remap policies and procedures.
• Able to understand and apply our risk management system.
• Able to apply disability, equality, and inclusion practices.
• Able to keep people’s personal details safe.


Desirable

• Access to your own tools and workshop. (or can access these)
• Able to drive or have good transport links.
• Committed to our values.
• Enjoy working as part of a team.
• Willing to develop skills and experience.

Case Officer

 WHAT WILL I BE DOING? 

You will be using your engineer/maker skills to support a local branch to provide customised equipment to disabled people. 

You will be processing and allocating referrals which have come from health professionals and individuals to members of your branch.

 WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR? 

Ideally, you will have experience as either an engineer or hobbyist, who can assess the suitability of a referral to the branch. 

You will be warm, approachable and confident when working with call referrers/clients to initiate a detailed discussion around their request and assess its suitability. 

Good IT skills are essential as many of our referrals come through our online portal.

 PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS 

Access to a computer, and the ability to work from home are essential. Ideally, you will be available to contact clients during working hours. 

You will be required to attend regular branch meetings. Any out-of-pocket expenses will be paid.

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