Readvertisement of the Leisure Assistant Vacancy

Do you have a great big smile, love talking to people and are looking for the best part time job in the world?

We currently have a job vacancy for a Leisure Assistant.

It is for 10 flexible working hours per week.

For more information and an application form please call Rachael or Jess on 01376 326302

Are you facing huge increases to your adult care service charges??

If so, you are not alone.

We are experiencing many people contacting us regarding huge increases to their bills from Essex County Council in respect to adult social care charges.

People are telling us that the feel isolated and do not know what to do.

There is an open meeting taking place at Braintree Town Hall on May 31st at 7.30pm.

Join us, to share your experiences with others and help to work out a way forward.

Contact our office on 01376 326302 to book a place, or email Peter Brown at

Please spread the word about this meeting and help us to help others to remember that they are not alone!

Trip to see Footloose – tickets still available

We are holding a trip to see Footloose at Chelmsford Civic Theatre on Friday 16th June.

Tickets cost £25 and include transport from Braintree Mencap.

The coach will leave at 6.30pm and return to Charles Leeks House at approximately 10pm.

Tickets are selling fast, so call Jess on 01376 326302 to secure yours.

Party with Elvis

Tickets are available for our Party with Elvis on Saturday 13th May 7-10pm at Charles Leeks House.

Tickets cost £10 and include a fish or sausage and chips supper.

Call 01376 326302 to book yours.

Job Vacancy – Office Manager

We are looking to employ a part time Office Manager for 20 hours per week.

This is a key role in order to ensure the efficient management of the administration of our services, as well as the maintenance of our base which is Charles Leeks House.

Do you love working with people with a learning disability?

Have you got great time management and organisational skills?

Do you have a big smile and want to be part of a fantastic team of staff and volunteers?

Then please contact Rachael on 01376 326302 for more information or email for an application pack.

Crafty Farmers Market – 29th April, 10-2pm

Come and support great local small businesses, as well as our fantastic local charity, at our Farmers Market on Saturday 29th April. Entry is by donation and doors open at 10am.

Lots of different stalls to peruse and we will be serving hot sausage baps to keep up your strength levels to help you carry your shopping home.

Don’t miss out, put it in your diary today.

Sign up to our Newsletter

Did you know that Braintree Mencap send an e newsletter every month?

April’s copy is below. Please subscribe if you would like to stay in the loop with regards to events taking place at our Society.

Eyes down for a full house!

Join us for an evening of Bingo at Charles Leeks House on 21st April.

Doors open at 7pm and for the entry fee of £5 you get 10 whole games of bingo!

There are lots of prizes to be won and everyone is welcome to come and join in the fun. You can order a ticket now by calling 01376 326302.

Carpet Bowls Club – New dates for 2017

Many apologies to our regular carpet bowlers. A list of revised dates for the coming year is as follows:-

5th May, 26th May

16th June

14th July

11th August

1st September

6th October

3rd November and finally 1st December.


Carpet bowls is a great game to enjoy with friends. Join us on the above dates from 7-9pm at Charles Leeks House for some fun competition in a friendly environment. Everyone welcome. Call 01376 326302 for more details.

Job opportunity – Leisure Assistant

We have a vacancy for a paid position at Braintree Mencap. We are looking for an enthusiastic Leisure Assistant to work alongside Jess to deliver even more fabulous opportunities for our adults with a learning disability.

The position will be for 10 hours per week and the successful candidate must be able to work efficiently both alone and as part of an incredible team!

Call Rachael or Jess for more information or an application pack. Closing date for applications is Friday 7th April.