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Reading Mencap is a small but vibrant local charity making a big difference to children and adults with a learning disability and their families. Our aim is to improve quality of life while tackling discrimination, isolation, poverty and health inequalities. Our holistic range of services benefits 500 people every year.

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.

 

Saturday 18 - 25 Club 

Reading Mencap is launching an exciting new club for young people with learning disabilities aged 18-25.

The Saturday 18 – 25 Club will offer activities including sport, gaming, making music and drama alongside life and social skills to help its members develop greater independence.

The club will be held on a Saturday for 45 weeks of the year at Reading Mencap, Alexandra Road, Reading from 10.30am – 3.30pm

We are seeking the following staff for the Saturday 18 – 25 Club:

 

Saturday 18 – 25 Club Leader

Hours:  Saturday 18 - 25 Club takes place from 10.30am - 3.30pm. The Club Leader will have additional paid hours to include 30 minutes either side of the session for setting up and clearing up and 20 hours planning time per year.

Based:  Reading Mencap, 21 Alexandra Road, Reading RG1 5PE and in the community.

Pay:  £12 per hour. 

Pension: Reading Mencap runs the Government NEST Pension Scheme. 

The Club Leader will have responsibility for the development and management of the club, the activities, the Deputy Club Leader, Club Assistant and volunteers.

The Club Leader will have additional paid working hours for planning and setting and clearing up.

This role will suit a calm and well organised person who has experience of working with young people with learning disabilities in either a care or educational setting.

Tasks will include planning the club's programme, leading the weekly sessions, safeguarding, keeping accurate records and carrying out risk assessments.

A good standard of spoken and written English is required along with basic IT and administrative skills. An NVQ Level 2 or higher in care or its equivalent is desirable.

The job holder will be subject to a successful Enhanced DBS check. 

For further information, please download the  job description and person specification. To apply, please fill in an application form and return to office@readingmencap.org.uk or by post to Reading Mencap, 21 Alexandra Road, Reading RG1 5PE.

 

Saturday 18 – 25 Deputy Club Leader

Hours:  Saturday 18 - 25 Club takes place from 10.30am - 3.30pm. The Deputy Club Leader will have additional paid hours to include 30 minutes either side of the session for setting up and clearing up.

Based:  Reading Mencap, 21 Alexandra Road, Reading RG1 5PE and in the community.

Pay:  £10 per hour. 

Pension: Reading Mencap runs the Government NEST Pension Scheme. 

The Deputy Club Leader will assist the leader in all areas of responsibility and will stand in for them in their absence.

Tasks will include assisting with planning the programme for the club, helping to arrange transport, helping to lead the weekly sessions and keeping and maintaining accurate records. 

This role will suit a calm and well organised person, who is positive and non-judgemental when dealing with difficult situations. Ideally, candidates will have experience in working with people with learning disabilities in a care or educational setting.

A good standard of spoken and written English is required.

The job holder will be subject to a successful Enhanced DBS check.  

For further information, please download the  job description and person specification. To apply, please fill in an application form and return to office@readingmencap.org.uk or by post to Reading Mencap, 21 Alexandra Road, Reading RG1 5PE.

 

Saturday 18 – 25 Club Assistant

Hours:  Saturday 18 - 25 Club takes place from 10.30am - 3.30pm. 

Based:  Reading Mencap, 21 Alexandra Road, Reading RG1 5PE and in the community.

Pay:  £9 per hour. 

Pension: Reading Mencap runs the Government NEST Pension Scheme. 

The Club Assistant will assist the Club Leader and Deputy Leader in running weekly sessions.

Tasks will include supervising clients to get the most out of activities, ensuring volunteers are engaging effectively with club members and helping to plan suitable activities.

A good standard of spoken and written English is required.

The job holder will be subject to a successful Enhanced DBS check. 

For further information, please download the  job description and person specification. To apply, please fill in an application form and return to office@readingmencap.org.uk or by post to Reading Mencap, 21 Alexandra Road, Reading RG1 5PE.