Employment Programme Coordinator - 3 Ships (Mencap)

Salary: £27,540 per annum + excellent training & benefits
Post: Permanent, 37.5 hrs/wk
Location: Birmingham

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a passionate and self-motivated person to manage our new Birmingham Supported Internship Programme and join our “3 Ships” programmes within our Lifestyle and Work team.

The 3 Ships are Mencap’s education based programmes for supporting people with a learning disability to move closer to the job market and gain employment. The 3 Ships are Supported Internships, Traineeships and Apprenticeships.

The successful candidate will lead and manage Tutors and Caseworkers for Supported Internships, to support delivery of the programme. They will ensure that the programme is delivered to the agreed curriculum, frameworks and methodology and ensure they meet internal and external standards for quality and impact. This includes Ofsted and ESFA criteria.

This position is full time, 37.5 hours per week, Monday – Friday.  This is a permanent contract and the role is based in Birmingham, West Midlands. 

Key skills and requirements:

  • Experience of delivering to programme contracts
  • Experience in practitioner area
  • Managing and Developing staff
  • Leading and coaching staff
  • Performance management
  • Effective record keeping and reporting
  • Financial management
  • Working to targets
  • Handling complexity

(Please see the attached ‘role profile’ for a more extensive list of responsibilities, experiences and key skills required for this role and the full Job Description and Personal Specification)


To apply

To apply, please visit https://jobs.mencap.org.uk/vacancies/21465/employment-programme-coordinator.html

All candidates offered an interview for this role will need to provide evidence of their GCSE English and Maths (or equivalent) at interview stage.

If you have the relevant skills and experiences we are looking for and this opportunity sounds like the perfect role for you, please apply with your up to date CV.

At Mencap, we value a diverse and inclusive workplace and we intentionally plan for the success of our colleagues in everything we do. We welcome applications from everyone, so come as you are and join us. Together we are Mencap!

Closing date: Sunday 27th June

Interviews will take place on 7th July via MS Team.  

JOB ID 21465

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Leader and welcome applicants with disabilities to apply for all roles with us. To find out more about the scheme please visit the direct gov website.



As well as knowing that what we do is making a positive difference to people’s lives, you will receive fair pay and have access to a wide range of rewards and benefits as one of our employees.

  • 32 days holiday (including bank holidays) increasing to 35 days with long service plus the ability to buy up to another 10 days via our HolidayPlus scheme 
  • Service related sick pay when 6 month probation is completed 
  • Eligibility to join Mencap Pension Plan where Mencap matches contributions up to 5% on a salary sacrifice basis meaning NI savings. If you don’t join the Plan you start, you will be auto-enrolled after three months with us. 
  • Membership of Mencap Pension Plan to include up to 3 times salary death in service live cover AND Income Protection of 50% salary to be triggered at 26 weeks of long term sickness 
  • Loans for debt consolidation, bikes, computers and phones when you have been with us for 6 months
  • Interest free season ticket loans 
  • Discounts and cashback from 3% to 30% at high street shops including major super markets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via Mencap Extras 
  • Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc. 
  • Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support 
  • Quarterly award scheme and recognition at every 5 years through our YouRock program 
  • Access to award winning training and development 

*T&C's apply based on contract


About Mencap

We work in partnership with people with a learning disability, and all our services support people to live life as they choose. Everyone wants a purposeful job - to do something meaningful. At Mencap, we can give you that. You will have opportunities to develop as a person, colleague, leader and activist. We want to make you feel inspired to reach your potential.  

Our work includes;  

  • providing high-quality, flexible services that allow people to live as independently as possible in a place they choose
  • providing advice through our help lines and web sites
  • campaigning for the changes that people with a learning disability want