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Date posted: 15 February 2023

Job Title: White Goods/ Appliance Engineer

Location: Central Bristol

Earnings: £30,000 p.a.

Fantastic working hours: 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday only. No evenings, weekends, or Bank Holidays!

We are looking for a fully qualified White Goods / Domestic Appliance Engineer to join our small and friendly Bristol-based charity & social enterprise.

You will carry out refurbishment processes on domestic appliances and supervise the SOFA Project electrical appliance workshop, ensuring all items passing through are logged, inspected, tested, repaired, safe, and fully working to meet SOFA Project, Environment Agency & Audited standards and all legal H&S requirements.

Occasionally you will be required to visit customer properties to carry out minor repairs / swapping out faulty appliances and help with other tasks in our Workshop as required. You will also work with our commercial partner on one day per week selecting suitable usable appliances for repair at their site in Avonmouth.

Essential Requirements:

  • Knowledge of domestic appliance repairs and installation

  • Knowledge of electrical components, and safe working practices

  • Able to accurately record data.

  • A commitment to our charitable aims and objectives

  • Able to lift and manoeuvre heavy appliances and furniture

  • A clean driving licence (for car or light van) with at least 3 years of experience.

  • Able to deal with a range of people and situations with tact & diplomacy

  • Able to work as part of a team and on own initiative

Desired Requirements:

  • Experience in any other trade (with qualifications) including appliance repair, plumbing, heating, drainage, carpentry, electrics or roofing

  • Experience in a customer-facing role

  • C&G (or equivalent) in Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)

  • Experience in a workshop environment

  • Experience of supervising staff

  • Experienced in managing resources

  • Able to drive a forklift truck (i.e. with a licence)

  • Knowledge of risk assessment & Health & Safety procedures

What we can offer you

  • Small and friendly team

  • 'Feelgood-vibes' - making a difference by working for an important Bristol charity & social enterprise

  • Great work/life balance: Working hours Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm only - no evenings, weekends, or bank holidays

  • 20 days annual leave in your first year (not including bank holidays), increasing up to 25 days in your second full year of employment

  • Company workplace pension

  • Opportunity to attend training courses

  • Free parking on-site

  • Smartphone and all testing equipment + tools provided

  • Safety equipment

If you'd like to find out more or discuss the role, please call into either of our stores, email or call 0117 954 7800

Applications: drop your CV off at one of our stores or email it to


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