Work For Us

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.


Saturday Youth Club Minibus Driver

Hours: Saturday during term-time

Pay: £8.75 per hour

Saturday Youth Club is a term-time club for children and young people aged 10 - 19, with a learning disability. It runs weekly from 10am - 3.30pm.

We are looking for an experienced driver with a qualifying licence to drive a 16-seat minibus. The ideal candidate will be able to remain calm under pressure. The driver will ensure clients are transported to and from their homes to Saturday Club in good time. 

For further information, please download a job descriptionTo apply, please fill in an application form and return to or by post to 21 Alexandra Road, Reading RG1 5PE.


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:

  • Attending bi-monthly Management Committee meetings and joining with the other trustees to make specific and strategic decisions about the business and direction of the charity
  • Being responsive to and knowledgeable about changes in local and national government policy and legislation concerning children and adults with LDD and their carers
  • Supporting the society with attendance at major fundraising and publicity events, time allowing
  • Volunteering to represent the society on a forum or steering group, time allowing
  • Attending the AGM.

Full induction is given and new trustees will be DBS checked.

To apply, please ring or email the Chair of Trustees, Leslie Macdonald to arrange a visit for a chat and a coffee. or Tel: 07780 680739