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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.


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


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.

£8.75 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.

If you would like further information about any of these roles, please contact Mandi Smith on 0118 966 2518 or email Please download an application form to apply.