Freelance Activities Coordinator – Job Description

At the moment Northampton Mencap operates fortnightly social clubs at their purpose built centre in Ransome Road for people with learning disabilities. These clubs are held in the evenings of Monday, Wednesday and Friday every other week, each from 7pm to 9pm.

Job Title : Freelance Activities Coordinator

Hours: 10 hours per week (working hours vary each week)

Salary: £15 per hour

It is expected that applicants will have some experience of working with adults with a learning disability and be able to manage a budget.

Key Tasks:

  • Have creative ideas for fun and stimulating activities.
  • Interact with members to help build their trust and confidence.
  • Support and mentor volunteers, line manage, supervise and motivate them.
  • Provide an interesting and varied programme for clubs.
  • Make advance preparations for sessions, which may include contacting parents/carers and organising transport. Sessions can include outings and occasional trips.
  • Ensure that detailed registers are kept of members, carers and volunteers at each session.
  • Ensure that all monies taken for sessions, such as subs, transport, tuck and raffles are recorded and passed to the Centre Manager after each session.
  • To be qualified in Emergency First Aid at Work and act as a first aider in the session.
  • To have patience with new volunteers and ensure they feel welcome and ensure that their onboarding paperwork, induction and checks are completed in a timely manner with support from the Centre Manager.
  • To ensure that volunteers have refresher training on relevant policies as appropriate.
  • To ensure that Clubs comply with best practice regarding Health and Safety.

Personal Qualities

  • The ability to work and create friendly, relaxed and constructive relationships with people with a learning disability and their families and carers. Be able to motivate those with a learning disability to reach their full potential.
  • Be a very organised individual with excellent record keeping skills
  • Be a good communicator
  • Have a commitment to your own and others training and development


Job Types: Part-time, Freelance

Pay: £15.00 per hour

Expected hours: 10 per week


  • Free parking
  • On-site parking

Work Location: In person

Reference ID: Freelance Activities Coordinator – Northampton Mencap


To apply, please send CV and covering letter to Suki Bassi,