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.
Community Engagement Coordinator
Working as part of our Fundraising team.
20 hours per week. Some flexibility with working hours and days may be required.
£10 per hour.
We are looking for a special person to join our fundraising team, which is responsible for raising more than £100,000 every year from a broad range of activities. This role is integral to growing Reading Mencap’s supporter base and to maximising long-term relationships with key supporters and donors. The post holder will also take the lead on marketing and communications for fundraising activities.
The Community Engagement Coordinator will also play a key role in managing Reading Mencap's involvement with the music festival, Are You Listening? The post holder will be responsible for recruiting and managing fundraising volunteers within the Fundraising Team.
The ideal candidate will have experience of working in the voluntary sector, fundraising, marketing and publicity or related fields, particularly in relation to implementing and maintaining support from community supporters and donors.
An excellent standard of written and spoken English (minimum GCSE English Grade C or equivalent) is required along with strong numeracy skills.
A driving licence and use of a car for business purposes is essential.
Closing date 30/11/17.
Family Support Worker – Family Support Service
Fixed term contract until November 2019
20 hours per week
£8.67 per hour
Funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund
The Family Support Worker will work as part of Reading Mencap's Family Support Service with children and adults with learning disability and their families to ensure they have the best possible opportunities in life by supporting them to access health, social care, education, benefits and other services.
The postholder will provide information and advice to individuals, families and carers and will actively contribute to any assessments regarding the needs of families and the planning of appropriate responses.
The ideal candidate will be a good communicator and a non-judgmental worker with a practical approach.
Tel: 0118 9662518 or e-mail email@example.com
Please apply by the closing date of 30/11/17.
£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.