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.
Part-time: 20 hours per week. Flexible day and evening working hours
Salary: £12 per hour
Pension: Reading Mencap uses the NEST pension scheme
Based at our centre in Alexandra Road, Reading
Reading Mencap runs a host of clubs and social activities for children and adults including Gateway Club, Coffee Club, Performing Arts Club, Youth Club and a monthly disco and karaoke.
We’re looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to run our clubs and social activities and manage the club leaders and volunteers who facilitate them.
Our clubs aim to enable the people who attend them to take part in leisure activities, develop skills and enjoy new opportunities in a safe and supportive environment.
Applicants should have good leadership, organisational and interpersonal skills along with experience of working with people with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour.
Ideally, candidates should have a working knowledge of safeguarding protocols and procedures.
Closing date is 5pm Friday 27 April.
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 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. email@example.com 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.