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Gateway Award Project Coordinator

Bracknell

Average 10-12 hours per week - £11.00 per hour

The Gateway Award Project is a life-skills programme (similar to the Duke of Edinburgh Award) working with adults with learning disabilities and/or autism. The project takes place at workshops on Monday and Thursday evenings in Bracknell and at other venues as required. We have a vacancy for a Co-ordinator to supervise staff and volunteers and promote and facilitate the Mencap Gateway Award including supporting adults to enrol on the Award and verify evidence collected by individuals to send for external verification. To lead in providing activities at the workshops and organising trips off-site to meet the requirements of the Gateway Award. To attend training, meetings, outings and special activities as required.

We are looking for enthusiastic and self-motivated people to join our team. Experience of working in similar positions is desirable, but training will be given for the successful applicant.

For further details, application form and job specification please contact us on 0300 7778539 or email us.

References and an Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check will be carried out on the successful candidate.

Smiles for Sibs Co-ordinator

Wokingham

Average 3-5 hours per week - £10.50 per hour

The Smiles for Sibs club is a social group for children, aged 8-13 years, who are the siblings of children with learning disabilities. The club takes place on Mondays (term-time only) between 4.15pm and 6.00pm at Woodley Airfield Community Centre. We have a vacancy for a Co- ordinator to supervise and lead in providing activities at the club, playing games and occasionally organising trips off-site, e.g. to the cinema, bowling or laser quest. To attend training, meetings, outings and special activities as required.

For further details, application form and job specification please contact us on 0300 7778539 or email us.

References and an Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check will be carried out on the successful candidate.

Playworker Smiles for Sibs Club

Bracknell

2 hours per week - £7.00 per hour

The club runs from 4.30pm – 6.15pm on Thursdays (term time) at Braybrooke Community Centre, Bracknell and is a club for children aged 8-13 years who are the brothers and sisters of children with learning disabilities. The Playworker will assist with running activities at the club, including playing games, arts & crafts, making smoothies, cooking, outdoor activities and occasional holiday day trips.

For further details, application form and job specification please contact us on 0300 7778539 or email us.

References and an Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check will be carried out on the successful candidate.

Playworker Smiles for Sibs Club

Wokingham

2 hours per week - £7.00 per hour

The club runs from 4.15pm – 6.00pm on Mondays (term time) at Woodley Airfield Community Centre, and is a club for children aged 8-13 years who are the brothers and sisters of children with learning disabilities. The Playworker will assist with running activities at the club, including playing games, arts & crafts, making smoothies, cooking, outdoor activities and occasional holiday day trips.

For further details, application form and job specification please contact us on 0300 7778539 or email us.

References and an Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check will be carried out on the successful candidate.

Volunteers

"Thank you very much for the amazing opportunity you have given me over the last year. It has been wonderful working with you, and I wish you the best for the future!"
a Playworker

Wokingham, Bracknell & Districts Mencap needs volunteers. We can offer you opportunities to gain experience, develop skills and at the same time support our work through volunteering. For companies, let us help you meet your corporate social responsibility.

How can you help?

  • You could volunteer to help us run our clubs and activities – take a look at the activities that we run
  • You could hold a fundraising event for us or help us at one of ours, for example, you could run a half Marathon for us or hold a cake sale
  • You could help wrap and label prizes for raffles
  • You could become a Trustee
  • You could help with general office administration

If you are interested in any of our volunteering opportunities, please take a look at the various activities and get in touch by any of the following:

Please note that for most roles, volunteers will need to undergo an Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.