Work with Barnet Mencap

Are you interested in working with people with learning disabilities and/or autism? Here's where you'll find information about our current vacancies.

Co-ordinator - Take a Break Short Breaks Service (part-time)

Salary: £9,590pa for 14-hours per week (equivalent to £23,979pa for full-time)

We are looking for a passionate, enthusiastic and motivated Coordinator who will oversee and develop the Take a Break short breaks service for children and young people with learning disabilities and/or autism.

Take a Break (TAB) offers school holiday camps as well as individual and small group activities throughout the year. TAB is the children and young people’s operation of Barnet Mencap’s Short Breaks service. This role would suit someone with a background in sports, arts and crafts, or drama and dance with experience of working with children with learning disabilities; someone who enjoys a fast-paced environment and has a real drive for children’s activities. The role will be both administrative and active, based in Hendon and across the London Borough of Barnet.

In this role you will oversee the operational excellence of our camps and clubs as well developing the year-round community-based children’s service. You will ensure that services are delivered in line with company and Care Quality Commission requirements, and will achieve business performance targets. 

Take a Break work will require working in early mornings, evenings, weekends and school holidays as well as during regular office hours.

We are looking for candidates with a background in children’s activities, children’s sport, arts, drama and childcare who hold a relevant level 4 qualification or above, or who are working towards such a qualification.

Please click here to see the full Job Specification for the role.

Closing date:        5th September 2019

 To apply, please either complete this Application form or send a statement explaining how you meet each of the criteria on the person specification.  Completed applications can either be emailed to or sent to our office address. 

The successful candidate will be required to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service application in line with Section 115 of The Police Act 1997.

We regularly have job vacancies, and will always put them on this page. Please check back in future to see what we have available.

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