Working for Reading Mencap
Reading Mencap is a small charity making a big difference to children and adults with a learning disability and their families. Join our friendly, committed team and you'll be making a real difference to vulnerable people in Reading. You'll also be doing meaningful work where no two days are the same and the rewards are priceless.
Our current job or Trustee vacancies are listed here, together with information on how to apply. Please apply using our job application form. We look forward to hearing from you.
£8 an hour.
Reading Mencap is looking for a minibus driver for our Saturday Youth Club, for young people aged 12 – 18.
Starting at 12.30pm you and a minibus escort will collect children from their homes in the Reading area and bring them to our centre in Alexandra Road, Reading for 2pm. When the club finishes at 5pm you and the escort will drop the children back to their homes.
For this position you will be required to have at least two satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check. This is a regulated activity so a search of the barring list will also be carried out.
Opportunities for new Trustees
Reading Mencap is seeking new volunteers to join our small, friendly trustee board and help shape the future direction of the organisation.
We provide a range of different services aimed at improving the quality of life for adults and children with a learning disability and their families.
Services include information and advice, our highly regarded family support service, innovative Mencap Enables (ME) Day Activity Service and clubs, events and outings.
We are particularly keen to hear from potential trustees who have an interest in learning disability, including parents of children or adults with a learning disability.
We would also like to hear from potential trustees who have expertise in marketing, IT and building maintenance.
Trustees work alongside a small group of staff in guiding the charity, ensuring its continuing good governance and effective practice.
Responsibilities of the roles include:
Full induction is given and all applicants will be DBS checked.
Sessional Support Workers
Reading Mencap is seeking sessional support workers for our unique ME Day Activity Service to provide cover for sickness and holidays.
No two days are the same at ME (Mencap Enables), which supports adults aged 18+ and is based at Alexandra Road, Reading RG1 2PE.
Members choose the activities they would like to do and regularly enjoy canoeing, basketball, tennis, Zumba, cooking and arts and crafts.
£8 per hour. The ME Day Activity Service currently runs Tuesday to Friday. These roles would suit people who have experience of working with adults with learning disabilities.