Work with us




Please note, we do not accept applications made through a third party such as a recruitment agency.


To apply please download the application form and the equal opportunities form. If you need more space please use the additional information form.

Guidance Notes

For further information please contact our Administration Team, 01484 340811,

Due to CQC regulations, your first referee must be your present employer, or if you are currently unemployed your last place of work. Family members, including those by marriage, must not be given as referees.

Once completed, please post or email to the address below.


Mencap in Kirklees,

Independence House,

Holly Bank Road,





Pay Rates

When the pay rate says “depending on qualifications” the lower rate is for people who do not have a Level 2 Diploma/NVQ in Health and Social Care and the higher rate is for people who have a Level 3 Diploma/NVQ.

If you do not have a Level 2 when you are appointed then you will complete your Care Certificate and start working towards your Level 2. Once you have your Level 2 you will receive an extra 15 pence per hour. After the Level 2 you can choose if you want to complete your Level 3. On completion of a Level 3 you will receive an extra 20 pence per hour. After 18 months of satisfactory service, you will receive a further pay rise of 25 pence per hour.

If the pay rate says “fixed rate” then it doesn’t change due to qualifications gained or length of service.

Staff get a lot of training at Mencap in Kirklees and there are no charges for any of the courses. There are also no uniforms to buy.

If you have to travel as part of your job, maybe while working on the community team, you will be paid an allowance for using your own car for work as long as you have business use insurance.

Holidays and Sick pay

The holiday allowance when you start is 22 days plus the 10 ½ bank holidays. It increases the longer you stay with us and after 6 years reaches the maximum of 28 days plus bank holidays. Care staff often have to work some bank holidays and if you do those days can be booked at different times throughout the year.

After you have been with us for one year Mencap in Kirklees starts to pay sick pay. This covers the equivalent of 2 weeks full salary in the first year and rises to a maximum of 3 months full salary after 6 years.

Other Benefits

You can join Simply Health which you can claim money back for dental and optical services. You can also join Mencap Extra’s which gives you discounts on many brands and activities