Southampton Mencap is looking for….

Carers in Southampton Service Manager

Salary Range: c£36k per annum; Type of Contract: Permanent; Hours per week: 37.5 (Job share considered for the right applicant)

An exciting opportunity for a dynamic and motivated individual has arisen with Southampton MENCAP, a voluntary organisation based in Portswood, for a Service Manager for its Carers in Southampton Service.

This service which was launched in September 2014 has been re-commissioned by Southampton City Council for the next five years to offer carers access to information, advice and support which increase their choice, control and independence opportunities.

The successful applicant will have a proven track record in project management and/or a relevant management qualification alongside the ability to effectively lead a team.  Excellent inter-personal and communication skills (including IT and report writing) will be essential to the role.

The right person will definitely want to make a difference to the lives of Carers in our City.


If you are interested in this role and possess the necessary requirements, please submit a current CV and covering letter highlighting how your skills and experience will benefit the service and equip you for the role to: Alexandra Iles, CEO, Southampton Mencap,187a Portswood Road, SO17 2NF in writing or by e mail to

Closing Date:                                  Monday 22nd January – 5pm

Interviews will be held:               Monday 29th January

(between 9.30am-5.30pm)

(We are only able to provide feedback to shortlisted candidates. If you do not hear within 3 days of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion)

Download: Service Manager Job Description

Saturday Activities Workers

Seeking reliable, enthusiastic people to support children and young people with a learning disability 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 on Saturdays when we provide two popular 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

School holiday work is also available and this can be discussed at the interview.

Pay is from £7.05 p/h (£7.90 when holiday pay is added) for staff under the age of 25, and £7.50 p/h (£8.41) for staff over the age of 25.

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.