Working with us

Everyone wants a purposeful job, to do something really meaningful.  At Harrow Mencap we can give you just that.  With Us it is never "just a job"

You will meet new people and feel inspired to reach your potential.  We will ask a lot of you - but you will get back so much more.  In return for your hard work and passion Harrow Mencap can give you real meaning and purpose in your work.  There will be lots of opportunities to develop as a person, supporter, expert, leader and activist.  We will offer you fun, freedom and challenge to be the best you can be, along with a range of benefits and the chance to be part of the Harrow Mencap family. 

Here's what some of our staff say

...I have just started with Community Solutions and I am enjoying the work already...I was inducted to Harrow Mencap, and in only two months I have gained much experience and education from my Manager ...The last couple of months I've had a quick climb and feel like a member of the team.  I had training and shadowing immediately, which led to working directly with clients helping them make a difference in their lives and confidence in society.  With various training on the job the reward financially and personally definitely was a big plus for me.  The work we do supporting people with learning disabilities and preventing social isolation has given me a reason to admire myself, Harrow Mencap and the wider community in helping to make a positive difference.  Now with continuous training, healthy hours of work and hands on support when needed, I recommend Harrow Mencap for those needing our support as well as those that would like to volunteer and work for the company."

                                                                                                    Sandeep, Support Worker.

"...I started with Harrow Mencap in 2006 initially as a volunteer and was employed as Community Fundraising Manager in 2010... I am most proud of the amount we have raised for Harrow Mencap and the difference we are making to peoples' lives.  I love Harrow Mencap and want to raise money for the organisation until I am 90!.  It's the most interesting and rewarding job I've had." 

                                                                                                Jeremy, Fundraising Manager

"...I'm really excited about the direction we are all already going in and hope that within my new position I am able to work with you all to continue to make Harrow Mencap the voice for people with learning disabilities  and autism, their families and carers. "

                                                                                                      Sarah, Campaigns Manager

"I started as a volunteer on 23rd May 2014...It's really good if you can spare a couple of hours, you'll meet lots of new people.  Harrow Mencap are the best as we work together with people with learning disabilities.

                                                                                                              David, Volunteer

Here's what people said in our recent staff survey

Feels like a family business that puts people at the core of all its work."

"I like Harrow Mencap's commitment, consistency, welcoming and loyal to staff and members"

"Friendly team helping people"

"I feel the organisation is interested in you as an individual in the workplace and help with any issues you may have"

How to join us: 

If you find the testimonials interesting and want to join our team making a difference to the lives of people with learning disabilities, do visit our job page regularly for advertised opportunities.  You can also forward your CV to  recruitment@harrowmencap.org.uk

See below for our current vacancies:


Information, Communication and Engagement Co-ordinator

Core Business Unit

Hours: 35 hours per week Salary: £19K - £23K (subject to review)

Plus, additional benefits and 23 days annual leave

 

Role Purpose: To provide effective communications, information sharing and quality administrative support for the cohesive and efficient running of the Harrow Mencap Group’s external facing services for individuals, businesses and the third sector.

Reporting to: Operations Manager, Shared Services, Core Business Unit, the job-holder will be responsible for the following key duties:

  • Provide administrative support for the Group’s external facing programmes and activities.
  • Organise and co-ordinate Eventbrite bookings system, events, workshops, conferences, forums and Board meetings.  
  • Produce and package marketing and publicity resource materials, maintaining strong online and social media presence in support of Marketing and PR function.
  • Draft and disseminate e-bulletins, newsletters, Impact Magazine, Annual reports etc. within Branding Guidelines and monitor responses and feedback.
  • Maintain and update the Group’s websites.
  • Develop and maintain various customer databases.
  • Research and analyse information and data and produce statistical tables, charts etc. as directed.
  • Engage the local and wider resident and business community in programmes, e.g. by designing and issue on-line surveys.
  • Telephone/enquiry handling and signposting.
  • Collate, analyse and report customer feedback, performance reports to help with impact assessment.

 

Our ideal candidate should demonstrate ability to work across functions, be innovative, multi-tasking, have an eye for detail, and possess good interpersonal customer relations skills.

 

We are committed to safeguarding, equal opportunity and welcome applicants from all sections of the community. We guarantee an interview to applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria for the post.

Please send your application to recruitment@harrowmencap.org.uk. by the closing date of 30th November 2017. Interviews will be held the following week.  


Shared Services Manager, Core Business Unit

35 hours per week Salary: £24K - £27K

Plus additional benefits and 23 days annual leave

 

Role Purpose: Coordinate office activities and operations to secure efficiency as well as compliance to company policy.

Reporting to Deputy Head, Core Business Unit, the job-holder will be responsible for the following key duties:

  • Manage all the shared services including Procurement, Office Management, Facilities, Health and Safety, ICT/web maintenance
  • Manage volunteers and students on internship, and maintenance of Supporters Database
  • Supporting Managers and staff in all HR matters in the absence of the HR Officer (e.g. leave, payroll, documentation, induction, etc.). Personnel management experience is essential to carry out the roles.
  • Responsible for policies and procedures monitoring, maintenance of master index, reviewing and updating.
  • Identify potential contract areas where efficiencies may be achieved. Identify commercial opportunities through collaboration across the wider business, utilising industry knowledge and specialist expertise
  • Any other duty to be assigned by the management

Our ideal candidate should demonstrate ability to work across functions, be innovative, multi-tasking and possess good interpersonal and managerial skills.

We are committed to safeguarding, equal opportunity and welcome applicants from all sections of the community. We guarantee an interview to applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria for the post.

Send application to recruitment@harrowmencap.org.uk. Closing date: 30th November 2017 (with interviews the following week)


Support Worker

Hours per week: Flexible, Salary: £9.16 per hr (inclusive of accrued holiday)

Plus additional benefits of quality on-the-job learning experience

 

Role Purpose: The primary job objective is to provide care and encourage independent living for clients, life skills workshops, opportunities for community participation, leisure and peer networking for the clients with learning disabilities and autism. Your job could be in any of the services within the Care and Support Business Unit (i.e. Care Agency, Children Services, and Day Opportunities)

Reporting to the Service Manager, the job-holder will be responsible for the following key duties:

  • Support the supervisors in facilitating group sessions
  • Participate in organising clients’ social and leisure activities
  • Engaging young people with learning disability in their development and enabling them to reach their full potential
  • Provide personal care when required
  • Take responsibility for safeguarding

Our ideal candidate should demonstrate a care, compassion and courage and friendly attitude. You must build positive relationships with our diverse clients and their families/carers. Previous experience of working with  people that have special needs will be an added advantage.

We are committed to safeguarding, equal opportunity and welcome applicants from all sections of the community. We guarantee an interview to all applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria for the post.

Contact: recruitment@harrowmencap.org.uk for application packs.

Closing date: recruitment is on-going.