Working for East Kent Mencap

Latest Vacancies

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Housing and Community Support Worker Herne Bay Salary/Rate: £11.44 per hour Location: Herne Bay, Kent   Hours:  37 Hours   Closing date:  04/05/2024 About East Kent Mencap: East Kent Mencap is a leading organization committed to providing support and care for individuals with learning disabilities. We believe in promoting independence and helping our Members to lead fulfilling
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Herne Bay Hub Cleaner

Herne Bay Hub Cleaner Salary/Rate: £11.44 Location: Herne Bay, Kent   Hours:  10 Hours  Closing date:  25/04/2024 About East Kent Mencap: East Kent Mencap is a leading organisation committed to providing support for individuals with learning disabilities. We believe in promoting independence and supporting our Members to lead the life they choose and be part of
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Community Support Worker Margate Salary/Rate: £11.44-£11.75 Location: Thanet, Kent   Hours:  22 Hours  Closing date:  25/04/2024 Community Support Worker: We all know the right job can be life-changing, but how about a job that just might change someone else’s life as well?  East Kent Mencap is a leading organisation committed to providing support and care for

East Kent Mencap is more than just a team; we are a community that has been making a positive difference for 75 years. We take pride in our legacy and the award-winning team we have built. We are excited to welcome new people who share our passion for creating a better world for people with learning disabilities.​

As an organisation devoted to supporting individuals with a learning disability, we recognise the significance of investing in our employees.​

We promote an inclusive and supportive workplace culture that encourages collaboration, innovation, and growth.

As a part of our team, you can expect:

We are seeking individuals who share our passion for providing exceptional care and support to those in our community. If you are searching for a fulfilling career where you can make a real difference, we encourage you to join our community at East Kent Mencap.

For more information call 01843 808 964 or email

KiCA Winner and Disability Confident Leader

People News

Support Worker looking at female tenant smiling
Mencap launched this week the ‘Why We Care’ campaign, which shines a spotlight on the amazing work of Support Workers. Mencap is calling on the government to increase funding for social care, to enable better pay and recognition for Support Workers, and we need your help to ensure action is taken. Sign the petition here.
KiCA Awards 2023 Lucy, Lea and Paul
We are thrilled to announce that the East Kent Mencap staff team achieved six finalist places and two awards at the Kent Care Awards 2023.   Congratulations to our finalists:   Emma Croucher for Workforce Development Award  Fiona Wonford for Putting People First Award  Karen Roberts for Supported Living Registered Manager  Lauren Kay for Frontline Leader Award  
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To give you an insight into our values and show you how we support people with a learning disability, we have created a new ‘About Us’ video to celebrate and showcase our work.  Working with Benjamin Film Photography, we spoke with people who use our services and our amazing staff team to produce a video

Our Employee Benefits

At East Kent Mencap, we look after our staff and understand that different things matter to different people.

Here are some of the benefits we offer: 

Self-development online trainingSalary progression frameworkEmployee discounts and rewardsCycle to workLength of service holiday schemeContractual sick payCurated wellbeing contentEmployee Assistance Programme

Our Team Vision

Our vision is a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to, and included.

We believe that East Kent Mencap is an excellent place to work. We have an inclusive culture where all staff members are treated equally and with respect at all times. We pay the same wages irrespective of sex and age. We believe that if you do the same role, you get paid the same salary. Our pension contribution starts from the moment you are eligible, we do not exercise our right to have a staging period. Any out-of-pocket expenses and mileage are reimbursed in line with our policies (currently 40p per mile) and our sleep-in allowance is competitive for our region.

We are committed to safeguarding, equal opportunities and welcome applications from all members of the community. As proud holders of the Disability Confident Leader status, we will guarantee an interview for all, candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria.

Our Values