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  [email protected]

See below for our current vacancies:

Carers Project Worker

24 hours per week Salary: £13,200

Plus additional benefits including 23 days a/l


About Us: Harrow Mencap is a campaigning organisation and a multi-project service provider supporting adults, young people and children with learning disabilities - and their families and carers - to ensure their needs, rights and aspirations are met.

Role Purpose: To develop and coordinate networks of support for carers including carers of children and young people.

Reporting to: the Head, Campaigns and Community Business Unit, the job-holder will be responsible for the following key duties:

  • Provide information on carers’ rights and services
  • Network with community groups to promote project, reduce stigma of caring and build positive relationships with our diverse clients/families
  • Maintain regular contact with families and carers and actively promote friendship and self-support to reduce isolation
  • Train   carers on rights, confidence building and speaking up
  • Facilitate forum, meet funders standards and general service delivery We are committed to safeguarding, equal opportunity, and we guarantee an interview to all applicants with disabilities meeting the minimum criteria.For application pack contact: Emma Cooper: [email protected] Or Yvonne Lee: [email protected] . The Closing date: 21st Jan

Sponsors: Elevate   Project   is funded by the Big Lottery Reaching Communities - to utilise carers’ lived experience to drive peer experts, support and advice others on the health and social care systems

Our ideal candidate should be passionate supporting disabled people and their carers to live independent lives, demonstrate an understanding of health and social care, manage self, and professional friendly attitude.

 Here is the job description


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 [email protected] 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: [email protected] for application packs.

Closing date: recruitment is on-going.