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If you’re interested in using your skills, knowledge and talents to make a difference to the lives of people with learning disabilities and their families then take a look at our current job vacancies.

We work hard at Leeds Mencap to be able to provide high quality services to the people we support.  You’ll be expected to be a strong team player and open to learning and improvement.  In return you’ll be well supported, have enthusiastic and talented people around you, work in a bright, clean, vibrant environment with free parking and bike park on site and have a generous annual leave entitlement.

We’ll look forward to welcoming you to our team!


Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteers are essential to Leeds Mencap so thank you in advance for thinking of spending your time with us.  

When it comes to what we need help with, the possibilities are endless! Whether it’s helping in our nursery, clubs and holiday playschemes, supporting on reception, in the office or with maintenance, supporting our fundraising team or helping keep our database up to date – if you have the skills to share and a passion for helping others, we would love to hear from you.

In return you’ll have an induction, training and support relevant to to the role you’re in. You’ll work in a supportive, welcoming team and in a vibrant busy centre where no two days are the same. Most important of all you’ll go home at the end of the day knowing that you’ve helped children and young people with learning disabilities and their families live their lives to the full.

Please visit our volunteer page for more information and to view current roles. You can find it by clicking here.


Administrator

Reporting to: Centre Manager

Responsible for: Volunteers undertaking administration duties

Salary: £19,859 – £21,859 (dependent on experience, as standard we appoint on the mid-point) (salary will be pro rata for part time hours)

Hours: 37.5 hours per week (part time hours will be considered)

Annual Leave: 28 days per year plus public holidays (pro rata for part time hours)

Location: The Vinery Centre, 20 Vinery Terrace, Leeds LS9 9 LU

Leeds Mencap are a busy, friendly local charity based in East Leeds but operating city wide. Based at The Vinery Centre, we are well rooted in our local community and have a community nursery and room hire services running alongside our specialist services for children and young people with learning disabilities and their families. 

We are looking for an organised and team oriented Administrator to join our Centre Support team. You will be passionate about the work we do and will have the ability to work under your own initiative to provide administrative and practical support to colleagues across the organisation. The role is very broad and priorities within the overall role will change according to the needs of the organisation at the time. You will be excited by the prospect of a varied workload which brings you in contact with a wide range of people. You’ll be a great communicator and flexible in your approach. You’ll play a vital role in keeping the organisation running smoothly.

As a member of our team you’ll have a generous annual leave allowance, company sick pay from your first day of employment and access to training to support you to develop in your role. You will work in a bright and airy building, with free parking and on good bus and cycle routes, just a stone’s throw from the centre of Leeds. We provide free tea and coffee. Most important of all, you will be part of a team who are aspirational for children and families and who do their absolute best to support them to have improved opportunities and experiences in life. This is a fantastic opportunity to use your talents to make a difference.

Leeds Mencap is committed to safeguarding all children, young people and adults at risk of harm. We expect all staff and volunteers to fully share and demonstrate this commitment. All posts are subject to a DBS check.

We aim for our team to reflect the diversity of people in Leeds and welcome applications from any community and background. If you share our passion about including children and young people with learning disabilities and their families as equal members of society, we would love to hear from you.

To apply please download an application pack:

Please note we do not accept CVs or agency applications.

Closing date:  Monday 29th August 2022

Interview date:  Friday 2nd September 2022

For more information please contact Bernie Gahan on 0113 235 1331 or e-mail bernie.gahan@leedsmencap.org.uk


Centre Support Worker Reception, Room Hire (Morning Shift)

Reporting to: Centre Manager

Responsible for: Reception/room hire volunteers

Salary: £20,359 pro rata (£10.41 per hour)

Hours: 25 hours per week (part time)

Annual Leave: 28 days per year plus public holidays (pro rata for part time hours)

Location: The Vinery Centre, 20 Vinery Terrace, Leeds LS9 9 LU

Leeds Mencap are a busy, friendly local charity based in East Leeds but operating city wide. Based at The Vinery Centre, we are well rooted in our local community and have a community nursery and room hire services running alongside our specialist services for children and young people with learning disabilities and their families. 

We are looking for someone with excellent customer services skills and a keen eye for detail and accuracy to join our Centre Support Team. As one of two workers responsible for receptionist and room hire duties you will be the public face of Leeds Mencap for people getting in touch by phone and for those who come into the Vinery Centre. Your role is key to making sure the Vinery Centre operates efficiently and that people have a great experience when they visit or call us. This role is very varied and the postholder will need to work flexibly and co-operatively with the second Centre Support Worker. You will be passionate about our work and excited by the prospect of a varied workload which brings you in contact with a wide range of people.  You’ll be a great communicator and flexible in your approach. 

As a member of our team you’ll have a generous annual leave allowance, company sick pay from your first day of employment and access to training to support you to develop in your role. You will work in a bright and airy building, with free parking and on good bus and cycle routes, just a stone’s throw from the centre of Leeds. We provide free tea and coffee. Most important of all, you will be part of a team who are aspirational for children and families and who do their absolute best to support them to have improved opportunities and experiences in life. This is a fantastic opportunity to use your talents to make a difference.

Leeds Mencap is committed to safeguarding all children, young people and adults at risk of harm. We expect all staff and volunteers to fully share and demonstrate this commitment. All posts are subject to a DBS check.

We aim for our team to reflect the diversity of people in Leeds and welcome applications from any community and background. If you share our passion about including children and young people with learning disabilities and their families as equal members of society, we would love to hear from you.

To apply please download an application pack:

Please note we do not accept CVs or agency applications.

Closing date:  Monday 29th August 2022

Interview date:  Friday 2nd September 2022

For more information please contact Bernie Gahan on 0113 235 1331 or e-mail bernie.gahan@leedsmencap.org.uk


Trustee (several vacancies)

Voluntary (expenses paid)

LOCATION: The Vinery Centre, 20 Vinery Terrace, Leeds, LS9 9LU

Leeds Mencap are looking for people who are passionate about improving the lives of children and young people with learning disabilities to join our Board of Trustees.  Like many charities we have been hit hard by the pandemic but have also found that new ways of working and greater collaboration give us the opportunity to support more people with learning disabilities in the future.

We are looking for people to join a team of 6 skilled and passionate Trustees at a time of uncertainty and change.  You will relish the prospect of getting to know the organisation and your colleagues quickly, grasping the challenges and opportunities we face and working together with Trustees and senior staff to provide strong and clear leadership to the organisation.  The immediate priority is to recover from the effects of the pandemic but we also have our sights on becoming a more inclusive and diverse organisation, extending support to more children and young people with learning disabilities and their families.

We are looking for people with a wide range of skills and experience and from diverse backgrounds. In particular we are looking for people with:

  • A strong finance or accountancy background to fill the role of Finance Lead
  • Lived experience of learning disability
  • Knowledge or experience of delivering early years and/or SEND (special educational needs and disability) support
  • previous experience of working or volunteering for a charity or not for profit organisation

Most importantly we are keen to hear from anyone who feels they have something to contribute at this particular stage of our journey, so please get in touch.

We expect a lot but the rewards are equally great.  You’ll see the difference you make in the children and young people who will develop and achieve beyond anyone’s expectations, in the parents who can draw breath and find some respite and comfort in knowing they’re not alone and being given practical and supportive help. In undertaking the role you will be working with a loyal and committed team who are aspirational about what we can achieve together.

Please see below for our recruitment packs:

For an informal discussion please call Cath Lee, CEO on 0113 235 1331.

To apply, please send your CV, together with a supporting statement detailing how you meet the requirements of the role and what you think you can offer, to Cath Lee, CEO at cath.lee@leedsmencap.org.uk.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check, two suitable references and a declaration of suitability to act as a Trustee.

There is no closing date. Please get in touch if you are interested in becoming a Trustee or would like to find out more. Please also get in touch if you are interested in becoming a Trustee but are not currently in a position to apply.


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