Our centre manager will be at the heart of things. You'll be based from Mencap Cottage, a big detached house close to the sea, that we're re-imagining as a small community centre. This role involves a bit of everything so if you love variety and interesting challenges, read on!
We are passionate about our building being a physical space where everyone feels valued and included. You'll be managing the day-to-day use of our facilities, supporting various members of our extended team (members, staff & volunteers) to assist you. You'll also be looking after our finance, admin and HR, so you'll need to be good with numbers as well as people.
Mencap Liverpool & Sefton is a local learning disability charity.
We are a group of members, volunteers, paid staff, trustees and supporters.
Together, we create spaces where everyone is valued equally, listened to and included in everyday life.
People with a learning disability should have the same rights, opportunities and responsibilities as anyone else.
Learning disability should not be a barrier or an excuse.
We believe in our members and in their ability to change the world.
Human - We’re all equal and we’re all different. We all need support and we all have lots to give. We sometimes make mistakes, we are always learning.
Brave - We will challenge injustice even when that makes us stand out. We will push boundaries and try new ways of doing things if the old way doesn’t work or could be better. We will admit when we’ve got things wrong.
Kind - We care about each other. When we need to have difficult conversations we will think about the other person’s feelings and be gentle, so they know that we care. We will be clear about what we mean.
What we do:
We aim to prevent isolation and the problems it causes. We run an outreach project to support people in crisis and we connect people to opportunities, activities, and new friends, through various social & physical activity groups and our befriending project.
We enable people to progress, to take personal responsibility for identifying and achieving their goals, through our workshops, travel training and personal coaching.
We involved people in empowering others by giving them confidence and skills to share their experiences through training opportunities, peer mentoring, volunteering and public speaking.
Most of the people we work with have mild to moderate learning disability and many also have autism. Lots of our members get no other form of support. We are affiliated to the national charity Royal Mencap Society (RMS), but we are an independent, locally ran charity: we receive no funding from RMS.
As it's a broad role we're interested in speaking to candidates from a wide range of backgrounds. Please have a look at the broader role description for more information. We'd also welcome anyone who wants to come and meet us so please get in touch.
Please send us a CV if you're interested and we'll get in touch. Look forward to hearing from you :-)
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