Employment status: Self-employed at an hourly rate of £10 – £12 per hour
Hours per month: 4 – 6 hours a week for approximately three months – may be subject to extension
South Wilts Mencap (SWM) is a charitable organisation supporting people with learning disabilities within the Salisbury area of Wiltshire. SWM has the aspiration to inspire all people with learning disabilities to achieve their full potential and to enable and support them and their families to lead fuller lives.
As part of an organisational restructuring, SWM is reviewing and revising its policies and procedures to ensure compliance and consistency across all the activities undertaken by the organisation. This will require considerable administration work to prepare the documents, training files and support the project team for this work.
Self employed contractor working from home reporting to the Trustee responsible for this project.
To prepare policies and procedures for South Wilts Mencap. To edit and finalise such documents and prepare for distribution. Preparation of training folders, forms and templates.
Confident using Microsoft Office; Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher
Experienced in preparing formal documents, presentations and training folders
Excellent attention to detail
Competent at communicating; face to face, on the phone and in writing.
Self starter who is organised and efficient at managing workload to meet deadlines.
Experienced in writing business policies and standard operating procedures and of document control
Experience of preparing training materials
Experience of working for a Charity or voluntary based organisation.
Please request an application form by email
For more information ring Emma Harper on 07702 565318.
South Wilts Mencap are looking for nominations for our two annual awards. These awards are a legacy of the late Betty Williams, who managed our charity shop for over 20 years.
AWARD 1 is for someone with a learning disability who made real progress in their personal ability or independence during the past year.
AWARD 2 is for an organisation that has “travelled that extra mile” to help people with learning disabilities to enjoy life more or develop their abilities.
Download the nomination form and return by email or post to our Secretary. Click here for more information about the South Wilts Mencap Awards and who was awarded them last year.
Salisbury City Council, working in partnership with Salisbury Rovers FC, are looking to start a PAN Disability football team within the Salisbury area.
We are currently on the look-out for players aged 12-16 who would be interested in joining such a team, whatever their ability or experience.
To register your interest, please call 01722 417100 and ask for Sean, or email Sean Saunders.
Click here to view the flyer.
Rehearsals are underway for this year’s pantomime, Cinderella, which will be performed on Wednesday 7 March at St Michaels Community Centre.
Admission £1.50 which includes refreshments
Wednesday 7 March 2018
96, St.Michael’s Road, Bemerton, Salisbury, SP2 9LE
Email Sue Bailey to book your tickets
Are you caring for someone who has mental health problems? Come along to the Rethink support group for advice and support in a friendly, safe environment.
For more information please contact Clare Druett via email or visit their website.
Location: Tindall Room, Sarum College, Cathedral Close, Salisbury, SP1 2EE Time: 7.00pm-9.00pm
Dates: Second Thursday of the month: 11 January, 8 February, 8 March 2018
Wiltshire Scrapstore is an award winning environmental and community charity. The longstanding Scrapstore warehouse is situated in Lacock at Griffin Farm, Bowden Hill, Lacock SN15 2PP and is open six days a week. Here members of the public, families, community groups can access a wide range of resources for creative activities and access a craft shop, creative workshops and much more. Membership is FREE and just a donation is requested.
Visit their website for more information.
They have now opened an additional scrapstore at Unit 2, Kingsway Business Park, Wilton SP2 0AP. The opening times in Wilton will initially be Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10.30am – 4.00pm but they hope to be able to extend these times if they can employ more volunteers.
If you or someone you know may be interested in volunteering please contact Wiltshire Scrapstore on 01249 730011.
England Rugby have worked closely with Premiership Rugby to create a 12 week, school rugby programme aimed at engaging young people who are 16 years old and above with special educational needs. The aim of the programme is for more young adults with special educational needs playing rugby regularly by being part of mixed ability rugby teams.
Bath Rugby Foundation is working hard to develop opportunities for disabled people to engage in various forms of the game with the above project being a FREE opportunity. The project is aimed at local groups who engage with a post 16 audience with Bath Rugby looking to attend a block of already existing sessions to raise interest.
The main aim of the Project Rugby sessions is for young adults aged 16+ years to transition across to the new Mixed Ability Rugby team Bath Rugby are looking to set-up in this area.
This is a great opportunity to try a new activity within the Salisbury area.
Anyone interested in finding out more information should contact Becks Toan at Bath Rugby Foundation directly by email
Exeter House, St Mark’s Junior and Wyndham Park Infants’ Schools are running groups where parents and carers can come along to chat with each other, to share information, for support, to hear guest speakers and to get help and advice with SEN issues.
From November 24th all sessions will now take place at The Hub, St Mark’s CE Junior school, Somerset Road, Salisbury SB1 3BL
All sessions run from 9.00am – 10.30am and refreshments will be available.
Please contact George Cooper, Parent Support Advisor Exeter House for more details on 01722 334168 or email
Other dates: 12th January, 9th February, 9th March, 20th April, 18th May, 22nd June and 20th July
The WPCC is organising a series of sessions for parent carers to talk about planning for developing and expanding special school provision in Wiltshire.
The local authority has identified that by 2026 there will be a need for 220 extra special school places. There are a lot of issues involved in deciding how to create these new places, while at the same time making sure that provision for all children and young people with SEND continually improves. Click here for the flyer.
Who is this for?
These sessions are for parent carers only
We would like to invite you to join us at one of our sessions so that you can join the discussion, talk to the local authority and consider together how you think these issues might be addressed. We would like the sessions to consider a range of discussion topics that will inform future council decision making.
By getting involved now, you will be more informed and be better prepared to contribute to final decision making.
All sessions to run from 10am to 2pm
Arrive from 10am to sign in and grab a tea or coffee (refreshments provided)
Sessions start at 10:15am
Lunch at 1:00pm (lunch is provided)
Friday 1st December 2017 Salisbury City Hall, Malthouse Lane, Salisbury SP2 7TU
BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL You can book online
Alternatively call WPCC on 01225 764647 or email
Booking closes on Tuesday 28th November 2017