Working or volunteering with Croydon Mencap


Knowledge or experience of learning disability is advantageous.

An interest and a willingness to learn is essential.

Whether you are applying for a paid or voluntary role the application process is the same.

  • You need to complete the relevant application form
  • If your application is unsuccessful we will let you know by email or telephone call
  • If your application is successful we will invite you for a chat or interview


If you are offered a job or voluntary role

  • You will need to have a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check
  • You will need to give us names and details of 2 referees (people that know you well, for example someone that you work for, or used to work for)
  • You will be asked to complete some training, including


Equality and Diversity

Data Protection

  • You will need to read our policies and procedures (relevant to your role)


After the initial courses and ‘on the job’ training, we will discuss other training with you, that might be useful to your role, or that you might have an interest in.

You will be expected to build your knowledge and understanding with support from your manager.

We value creativity and ideas so we encourage staff to share their ideas and views in team meetings, and with senior staff via their line managers.

You will have the opportunity to be involved with fundraising events if you would like to.


 Job applications

Croydon Mencap welcomes job applications from anyone who has the knowledge, skills and abilities needed for the job.

We want a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community we work in.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

We do not discriminate on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (including colour, nationality, and ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

We are a Disability Confident Employer, disabled job applicants who meet the essential criteria in the person specification are guaranteed an interview.


Please see our Vacancies or Volunteering pages for more information.