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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.

 

Community Engagement Coordinator

Working as part of our Fundraising team.

20 hours per week. Some flexibility with working hours and days may be required.

Permanent Position

£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.

You can download the full job description here. Please apply using our job application form and return to office@readingmencap.org.uk.

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. 

View or download the job description here. Please apply using our job application form and return to office@readingmencap.org.uk

Tel: 0118 9662518 or e-mail ceo@readingmencap.org.uk

Please apply by the closing date of 30/11/17.

Minibus Driver                                    

£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.

If you would like an informal discussion about this role, please call Abbi Chambers on 0118 966 2518 or please complete a job application form and return to office@readingmencap.org.uk

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 all applicants will be DBS checked.

To apply, please fill in an application form and return to office@readingmencap.org.uk

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.

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