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Small, local and strong

A not-for-profit organisation working with

the Southampton Learning Disability community

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A small, local charity with big ambitions; specialising in truly relevant support and with clear objectives that focus on the needs of our users and their family carers...

Southampton Mencap is a voluntary organisation based in Portswood, Southampton for children, young people and adults with a learning disability and their family carers. We work to raise awareness to their rights, alongside the direct provision of a range of services. We also take great pride in remaining small, local and strong. Alongside this we place a strong focus on working with other local agencies and the Local Authority to jointly improve the services available to our client group.



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Now Recruiting Activities Workers for Summer 2021

Are you looking to earn some money during the summer holidays?  Would you love to make a difference to the lives of children and young people with additional needs?  If so, Southampton Mencap needs you!

We urgently require staff interested or experienced in the field of learning disabilities and/or additional needs to support our playschemes during the school holidays, particularly over the summer 2021 period.  We offer a competitive hourly rate, holiday pay, a training package and ongoing support. We would like to hear from you if:

  • You have some experience of childcare or support work (not necessarily learning disability related) or are seeking to pursue a career in this area

  • You are able to support fun and meaningful play opportunities for children with a range of support needs from the ages of 6-17

  • You can work with a small staff team to provide a high quality of safeguarding, personal care and health and safety.

Our playschemes run during various weekdays in the school holidays and we would require a minimum commitment of two days a week, with up to four days available over the summer period. 

Your daily hours will be 9.15am-4.45pm; this includes briefing and cleaning time.  You will receive an hourly rate of £9.99 or £9.37 if you are under 23 (please note the minimum age requirement for the role is 18.)

If you are interested in this opportunity then please ring Elly on 02380 584088 to discuss in further detail, or download a job description and application form - this should be returned to e.iles@southamptonmencap.co.uk 



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Southampton Mencap

187a Portswood Road


SO17 2NF


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