Reports To: Tom Williams, Technical Director
Hours: 37 hours (between Monday and Friday; 9 am – 5 pm)
Contract / Pay : 3 years (with the possibility of extension). Between £24,000 and £26,000 per year – dependent on experience.
This is an exciting role within a small, friendly, and growing international development charity. You will be working to dismantle, service and clean rescued prosthetic legs at our workshop in Bristol and preparing the components for delivery to our network of clinics in sub-Saharan Africa.
- Dismantling prosthetic legs
- Disinfecting components
- Checking for damage
- Preparing consignments
- Stock management
Skills you should have already:
We are looking for a friendly, motivated and professional person to be part of our team.
- Experience in the prosthetics industry
- Experience and understanding of West African culture and international development
- Health and safety trained
- Tidy and considerate
- Good organisational skills
- Great collaboration and communication skills
- Experience in biomechanical engineering
- Experience in shipping and international logistics
What will the Workshop Technician achieve within 12 months?
- Have knowledge that their work has directly supported clinics in sub-Saharan Africa with prosthetic leg components, giving the chance for more people with limb difference to walk again.
- Have organised and prepared an annual supply of incoming components and material resources.
- Have worked with staff to ensure consignments are prepared in line with courier guidelines for swift transit to the destination country.
You will also learn a lot about prosthetic legs, how they work and how they benefit people with limb loss.
Value-driven international development organisation. Pension plan in which the organisation pays 5% on top of your earnings. Internal and external training and support.
Who are Legs4Africa
Legs4Africa is the charity that gets people walking again in sub-Saharan Africa. We collect prosthetic legs destined for landfill, dismantle them into parts and then ship them over to partner hospitals across sub-Saharan Africa. The parts are then used to build or repair legs for people who otherwise may never walk again. Since 2014, we have sent enough parts to build over 10,000 prosthetic legs. Our work also focuses on aiding emotional rehabilitation for amputees by working with community groups and sharing online resources, and improving prosthetic and orthotics services in these countries by funding training for prosthetists and funding upgrades for orthopedic workshops.”
How to apply
Please send a CV and a cover letter (less than 1 page) OR a video that explains how your skills and interests match this role to email@example.com.
Deadline: 31st October 2022
We are an equal opportunities employer. We particularly encourage applications from people living with disabilities, gender variant individuals and people from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, as these groups are currently under-represented in the charity sector.