The benefits of working for Mencap
As well as meaningful work, great colleagues and outstanding training, our paid roles offer:
- a competitive holiday allowance, with the ability to purchase up to ten days extra holiday each year
- a pension A pension is money you get when you are older to pay for the things you need. You can pay money into your pension when you are working so there is more money for when you are older. scheme
- sick pay
- an employee assistance programme
- a whole range of recognition and award schemes
- our comprehensive online discount portal, which we call Mencap Extras
- a financial wellbeing scheme, including loan offers.
Working for Mencap will make you...
Feel like you’re on top of your finances
Join us and you’ll be able to make your money go further. From day one you’ll have access to a number of great savings through our online portal, Mencap Extras. It offers discounts of up to 30% on everything from high street and supermarket shopping to cinemas, theme parks, holidays and gym membership.
You can also take advantage of salary A salary is the money you get paid for doing your job. exchange offers on our cycle-to-work scheme, holiday plus scheme and pension arrangements. And we offer loans for things like season tickets, mobile phones, computers, laptops.
We offer a range of financial assistance too. Once on board, you’ll have access to a financial wellbeing hub, giving you access to financial education Education is when you learn things. When you fill in a form to get a job, education means you write where you went to school, college or university. resources along with a range of affordable loans to help with things like debt consolidation.
We don’t let great work go unnoticed. Our ‘You Rock’ recognition scheme is open to all our colleagues, and it’s all about celebrating people who’ve really brought one of our values Values are the things that are important to you. Mencap's values are being passionate, inclusive, brave, positive, and kind. to life. Nominations come from all across the organisation An organisation are a group of people who work together. , and it’s a great way to say thank you. There’s even a judging panel, who make sure the very best examples get an extra reward.
Feel well balanced
We offer a generous holiday allowance for all roles, which increases with length of service A service gives people what they need, like healthcare services that help people when they are ill, and support services that give people support. . You’ll be able to buy up to 10 days’ extra holiday each year through our Holiday-Plus scheme. We’re also open to working from home and flexi-time, depending on your role.
We are Mencap
Find out more about the work we do by watching this video of just some of the thousands of people with a learning disability A learning disability is to do with the way someone's brain works. It makes it harder for someone to learn, understand or do things. we support doing the things they love.
Feel looked after
You will be able to access Lifestyle Support - our employee assistance programme, which offers around-the-clock, free, confidential assistance on everything from consumer rights Rights are the things everyone should be allowed to do like have a say, or go to school. , wellbeing and family matters to debt management.
We also offer discounted gym membership, and if you use a computer for long periods at work you can claim back the cost of an eye test.
What’s more, we have a Health Cash Plan – Essentials4Health - that will allow you to:
- Claim cash towards dental visits, new glasses or contact lenses and therapy treatments
- Access a GP consultation Consultation is finding out what people think about something. service
Feel like you’re progressing
We’ll make sure you keep on growing with us. Find out how by reading more about our learning and development opportunities.
Your learning and development at Mencap
Do you want a job that’s purposeful?
A chance to do something really meaningful?
At Mencap we’re making a difference to the lives of people with a learning disability - and can offer you great opportunities to learn and develop as an individual.
Feel like you’re making a different kind of difference
As a registered charity, we love fundraising. And we enjoy doing it. There’s always something fun going on here that you can get involved in, and the money you raise really will help make a positive difference to people’s lives.
Take a look at the jobs Mencap has to offer
We've lot's of rewarding opportunities across the country for incredible, caring people to provide vital support for people with a learning disability.