An exciting opportunity for a Resource Centre Manager has arisen to play a key role in the development and transformation of our day service. Our ideal candidate will use their vision and high energy approach to continuously improve our inspirational programme of engagement and activities.
Seeking a career in Communications? East Kent Mencap is looking for a Communications Officer, with a relevant qualification and/or at least one year’s experience, to join our successful and expanding charity. This role requires a confident and enthusiastic individual with the ability to develop and maintain media and communication resources promoting our work. You need to be willing to learn fast, have the ability to work in a diligent and caring way, and want to experience a fast paced and developing role where your thoughts and ideas are appreciated.
East Kent Mencap offers high-quality personalised day services to adults with learning disabilities and complex needs throughout East Kent. We are currently offering a full time contract for a Senior Support Worker to work in our Resource Centre in the Sheerness area. As this is an expanding service, your hours will also initially need to be shared within our housing and community areas.
We have finally completed the purchase of Foresters Hall in Ramsgate after Thanet District Council agreed to sell the property through a Community Asset Transfer. Foresters Hall, which includes a listed building from 1811, as well as other properties, will provide us with much needed space to expand its services for people with a learning disability and their families.
Margate Football Club kick-started the festive season for us by surprising our tenants with free tickets to a home game. On Saturday 24th November, football fans; Daniel, Louis, Stephen and Nick were supported by Senior Support Worker, Tamara Boarer to attend the Bostik League match against Bishops Stortford. Despite suffering a loss of 4-1, the group thoroughly enjoyed the day cheering on the team. They were given the opportunity to try out the 3G pitch themselves and even got to meet Margate FC Striker, Joe Taylor!
We were delighted to welcome the Mayor of Margate to our photography exhibition this month. The photography group attend weekly sessions at our Margate Resource Centre to learn new skills.
We have been working closely with Foreland Fields School to raise the confidence of young people through discussions about their rights, alongside presentations from local groups. Foreland Fields School opened it’s doors to visitors from local businesses and groups in July to celebrate the first year of an exciting initiative to give pupils a voice about their future.
GOLD are looking for volunteers to support their social group. They are looking for someone who is fun, chatty and enjoys a joke. You don’t have to be good at snooker or bowling just willing to throw yourself into things and have a go!