Southampton Mencap is looking for….

Carers in Southampton Senior Coordinator

A lively, flexible individual is required to assist the Service Manager run this City wide service to support and empower carers who are caring for people with a wide range of needs.

As part of a busy team you will have contact with carers, a wide range of voluntary organisations as well as Social Care/Health teams on a regular basis.

Experience of working in a busy office environment is essential, along with a high standard of inter-personal and written skills.  An excellent knowledge of using a database and social media tools are an essential element of the role.

Some experience of recruiting and supporting volunteers would be an advantage.

This is a project run by Southampton Mencap.

Application is by a letter or email outlining your suitability for the post accompanied by a CV with two referees sent to:

Alexandra Iles, CEO, Southampton Mencap, 187a Portswood Road, SO17 2NF

Salary:                        £27,000 per annum
Closing Date:            26th April 2018
Interviews:                 30th April 2018

Download: Job Description – Senior Coordinator Role


Saturday & School Holiday Activities Workers

Seeking reliable, enthusiastic people to support children and young people with SEND in play and leisure activities based at the Mencap Centre in Portswood.  We want to hear from you if you are looking for ongoing support work with Southampton Mencap, particularly during School Holidays when we provide playschemes, and on Saturdays when we provide two Saturday clubs for children under the age of 18.

The Junior Club (ages 6-11) pays staff from 9am-1.45pm
The Teen Club (ages 11-17) pays staff from 2.15pm-6.45pm
Playschemes are divided into Junior and Teen (ages above) and pay staff from 9am-4.45pm with a half hour unpaid lunch break.

Pay is from £7.05 p/h (£8.27 when holiday pay is added) for staff under the age of 25, and £7.50 p/h (£8.78) for staff over the age of 25.

Cover sessions for our over-18 activities and Day Services may also be available once you are employed in this role, but we are not currently recruiting specifically for these activities.

For this position, some experience in childcare is preferred, enthusiasm and commitment is essential!  Training will be provided and applicants must be available to attend a half day induction.  Applicants must be over 18.

Activities Worker- Job Description 
Supervisor- Job Description
Supervisor- Person Specification

To apply please read the job descriptions/person specifications (above) then download our application form below or send in a CV and covering letter detailing why you feel you are suitable for the position.

Application Form 

Post: Elly Iles, Activities Manager, Southampton Mencap, 187a Portswood Road, Southampton, SO17 2NF


For further information or to discuss any aspects of this role, please ring Elly Iles on 02380 584088.

 (This post is excluded from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act & a current DBS check is required)

Please check our volunteering page if you are interested in contributing in other ways to Southampton Mencap.