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Do you want to join a revolution… supporting organisations to use assistive technology to transform the lives of people with autism, mental health problems and other conditions?

Then we want to hear from you!


About us

We are a young, fast growing technology company based in Exeter, in the beautiful county of Devon.

Brain in Hand has developed innovative technology which supports people to live more independent and fulfilling lives.  Our main focus to date has been on people with Autism and Asperger’s syndrome, but we are increasingly applying this to other areas such as acquired brain injury or broader mental health conditions. We have clients all over the country and the list is growing quickly.  We work with Local Authorities, the NHS, private and third sector providers as well as individuals who use Brain in Hand by themselves.  Brain in Hand is helping them improve outcomes for users and, of course, helping users be the best that they can be!

For full details about available roles, job descriptions and how to apply, see below.

Brain in Hand Specialists

Applications are currently closed for this role. Please check back soon for updates.

Brain in Hand Specialists
Self-Employed, UK-Wide, Competitive Hourly Rate

We are interested to hear from outstanding, motivated individuals with the skills to support a caseload of end-users to:

  • identify barriers to achieving their goals
  • build individual strategies to overcome them
  • set-up their Brain in Hand accounts
  • input their strategies so they are available when they need them the most
  • use Brain in Hand collaboratively with their supporters.

Sessions may be delivered in users’ own home, or at their place of work, education or support.  On occasion you may also support Programme Managers in training small teams of supporters to use the system and appropriately integrate Brain in Hand into their working practices.


Skills and Experience

Potential Brain in Hand Specialist Trainers must have:

  • professional or personal experience of supporting those with mental health difficulties, autism, SpLDs or brain injury
  • an understanding of the impact hidden impairments may have on learning, confidence and independence
  • an understanding of person-centred working and solution-focused techniques
  • experience in coaching / training / mentoring individuals
  • patience and the ability to communicate and quickly build rapport with people with anxiety or who might find communication difficult (both written and verbally)
  • the ability to manage and prioritise your own time and caseload, and work to strict deadlines
  • the ability to coordinate others
  • attention to detail / accuracy
  • flexibility to suit the needs of the business and be a team player.

You must also be confident working with technology – iOS and Android smartphones and tablet devices, downloading apps, internet and wifi connectivity on laptops / PCs / devices, cloud-based software, using Skype, etc.

We would welcome applications from those:

  • who have experience within occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, IAPT services, SEN provision, social work, or vocational rehabilitation
  • with experience working within HE or FE student support (disability or mental health) or DSA funded provision (Specialist Mentoring or Specialist Study Skills)
  • with experience working within job coaching, supported internships or supporting the delivery of Access to Work funded provision.

A good working knowledge of support and funding available within health and social care, education or workplace would be an advantage, but not essential.

Applicants must have their own transport or good links to public transport.


Application Process

If you are looking for an exciting new project and to be part of a passionate, fast-growing team, please register your interest with us by submitting a CV and a short (one-side of A4 max) covering letter outlining your suitability for the role.

Applications should be addressed to Sarah Todd, Service Delivery Director, on

This is an open application process. We typically have a number of intakes per year and so would welcome speculative applications at any time.

We are particularly interested in hearing from people who are located in Bristol, Swindon, London, Cambridge or Norwich.



Applying for jobs

Applications can be emailed to or direct to the email address specified in the role advert.

“It’s so rewarding to be part of a team which enables people to implement person-centred technology that helps individuals to transform their lives and achieve their goals.”

Laura Newton, Implementation Director, Brain in Hand

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