The following jobs are currently available at West Berkshire Mencap

Workshop Assistant

Adult Day Services – Link Up is a work skills project for adults with learning disabilities, where trainees work in a sheltered environment to produce mail shots, light assembly and packaging for real customers. We are currently looking for a Workshop Assistant.

HOURS: Monday – Friday 9-4.30pm

RATE: £8.72 x 37.5h x 52 weeks = £17,004 per annum

  • Male member of staff is required, as we are required to offer support and choice to male service users, to assist with same gender personal care – training will be given
  • Physically fit as some manual handling is required
  • Willingness to use forklift – training will be given
  • First Aid qualification, or will do training for First Aid
  • Willingness to undertake Mandatory training or any other training deemed relevant to the role
  • Enthusiasm
  • Sense of humour
  • Respect for others
  • Adaptability at short notice
  • A driver over 21, hold a valid UK driving licence with a willingness to drive a minibus and transport service users

Children Outreach Team Leader

Our Children’s Services require an Outreach Team Leader, to assist the Children’s Manager and outreach Co-ordinator to run the outreach service, to help where needed with Rotas, shadow shifts for staff, inducting new staff

HOURS: 37.5 per week (to include some evenings and weekends)

RATE: £19,000 per annum

  • Flexible working, some evenings and weekends
  • 18+
  • Level 3
  • Driver

Children Outreach worker

We are currently looking for an Outreach Worker for our Children’s Services, to assist in the delivery of Outreach and reports too the Children’s Services Manager and Head of Your Choice Services

HOURS: Flexible working including weekend work, Part time hours and full time hours of 37.5 hours per week

RATE: Hourly rate £8.72

  • Level 3 qualification appropriate to the post preferred
  • Level 2 qualification preferred but not essential
  • Some experience with special needs preferred
  • Over 18, driver with use of own car for business.
  • In addition, if Over 21, able to drive and willing to drive the minibus.

For an application pack or further details please contact us on 01635 778128 or by email at:

Support Workers and Night Support Workers

We are currently looking for Full Time and Bank staff

Pay rates for permanent staff are as follow

Support Worker £18,154.00 (37.5 hrs)
Night Support worker £18,396.56 (4 nights per week)

Bank rates from £8.72 an hour plus supplements for Weekend and Bank Holiday working plus holiday pay on top.

What makes us different?

Our staff can never say that they are bored as every day is different.

A brief list of activities will include bowling, swimming, cycling, cinema, music and movement, drumming, theme parks and even the odd trip away to Disney Land Paris, plus many more.

We are seeking to employ permanent and bank staff to work for our service providing care and support to adults and children with learning disabilities in the community and in our supported living units in Newbury.

You will be reliable, flexible, conscientious and have a positive outlook towards supporting people with learning disabilities.

Experience working with people with learning disabilities is preferred but not essential as training is provided.

For an application pack or further details please contact us on 01635 778128 or by email at: