Brandon Trust is an independent charity, supporting around 1,600 children, young people and adults with a learning disability, autism or both.
Around 1.5 million people in the UK have a learning disability. Despite significant improvements in care and support in the last 20 years, people with a learning disability still experience significant inequalities.
We’re striving to change this. We work alongside people of different ability so they are able to create opportunity and feel empowered to live the life they want.
We do that by providing individualised, high-quality support that is genuinely life-enhancing. This ranges from light-touch enabling services through to long-term residential care for people with complex needs. Headquartered in Bristol, we operate across the south of England and south Midlands, from London through Warwickshire to Cornwall. Our support is designed and delivered by a staff team of over 2,500 and underpinned by our values.
We are committed to working with the people we support, and those who surround them, to shape a future where every person with a learning disability will be empowered to live their life to its full potential.
What it’s like to work for us?
Here are some quotes from our staff to explain what it is like to work for us:
"I’ve loved every single role that I’ve had at Brandon. I feel like I've always had a new challenge or something new to be excited about. I think the job is what you make it – you'll get out what you put in." – Donna
“Being a support worker has definitely lived up to my expectations, and even exceeded them. I've settled in really well. It's a career you can come into at any time in your life – the ages of people on my team range from 21 to 60 and everyone brings something different.” - Robyn
“I love my colleagues and my team leader is brilliant – they're all so supportive. If I had to describe my experience as a support worker so far, I would say that overall, it has been rewarding and inspiring.” - Stephen
“I have often heard people say 'I love my job' and thought 'yeah right', but I can now genuinely say I love my job.” - Lyndon
The type of jobs we recruit for?
We're hiring for support worker roles in our areas.
Your skills and life experience could be a great match for a role at Brandon. All you need is a willingness to learn, flexibility, a can-do attitude and a desire to help someone live a full life!
The support you provide will be centred around each person’s values, preferences and needs which could include developing daily living skills, accessing a wider community, personal care and medication needs.