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Current Vacancies

Youth Engagement Project Manager – P/T

Salary: £24,000 p.a. pro rata, 2 days per week (16 hours)

Youth Engagement Coordinator – 2 posts (P/T)

Post 1: 2 days per week (14 hours)

Post 2: 1 day per week (7 hours)

Salary: £19,000 p.a. pro rata

MCF is recruiting to our team based in Bradford City Centre.

We are looking for three individuals to join us to help us deliver an exciting new youth engagement project. This is a fantastic opportunity to get invovled on a practical level to help develop and deliver a youth – led engagement project, gaining valuable experience and skills along the way. We are looking for open minded individuals with a positive approach to working with young people. You will be able to motivate others, prioritise  your workload and adapt to a busy workshop environment. Experience of basic bike maintenance is an advantage but not essential as triaining will be given.

Download the Project Manager role description: Youth Engagement Project Manager JD

Download the full role description: Youth Engagement Coordinator job advert.

Please note that all roles require a full DBS check.

These posts are funded by the Big Lottery Youth capacity Fund and are offered on a 12 month fixed term basis.

For more detailsor an informal chat about the roles please email Community Development Manager, Anthony Thomson or call: 07541093660

To apply please send a CV and covering letter to Margaret Carey Foundation Director, David Brown

Closing date for applications: 11.00pm 14 August 2019

Interview date: 26 August 2019



Role: Member of the Board of Trustees (voluntary position)

Hours: approx. 5 hours per month

Project Term: min. 2 years

Location: Remote working, plus attendance at 4 board meetings per year in Bradford/York

Appeal for trustees: Margaret Carey Foundation

The Margaret Carey Foundation runs bike and wheelchair maintenance workshops in prisons and in the community across 5 counties in England. We wish to recruit new members to join our governing body, the Board of Trustees, to help us achieve our mission and ensure that the organisation is effectively managed. With the launch of a new website in 2019 and a desire to embrace digital technology within the organisation we are particularly looking for trustees with digital skills.

You would need to be able to make a commitment to the Margaret Carey Foundation and its principles, have social concern, independent judgement and the ability to work as part of a team with our other board members.

The trustees meet as a board four times each year in Bradford/York and individual trustees are also involved in sub-committees throughout the year. Trustees are expected to advocate for MCF, to raise the profile of our organisation and to contribute to its future sustainability as their time and experience permits. Trustees must be aged at least 18 and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds, particularly people who have had contact with the criminal justice system and people with disabilities. Being a trustee is a voluntary role but we reimburse travel to and from board meetings and other out-of-pocket expenses.

What is the Margaret Carey Foundation?

Set up in 2010, our 13 prison workshops across 11 prisons provide meaningful activity to approximately 125 prisoners each week, saving around 250 wheelchairs and 1,100 bikes each year from landfills. In June 2015, MCF Community Bike Hub in Shipley sells pre-owned bikes which have been refurbished in our MCF prison workshops informally training 450+ members of the public a month so that customers can keep their new bikes on the road. Also mid-2015, we opened The Bradford Bikery, a training partnership in a Bradford housing estate in partnership with InCommunities social housing provider. And in 2016, we opened a community bike workshop in an approved premises in Greater Manchester with Achieve North West.

In prisons, improving opportunities and employability is a first step towards reducing re-offending. In communities, affordable bikes and maintenance training engage a wide variety of groups in learning, recycling and healthy living. MCF work to ensure everybody has the chance – inside prisons and in the community – to take part, to learn and to do good.

We are working for a world where:

  • Communities are safer because people in prison and excluded adults in the community have the self-esteem, skills and opportunity to break their personal cycle.
  • Unwanted bikes and wheelchairs are reused for good, instead of filling up landfills.
  • Vulnerable and disadvantaged people – and projects working with them – have access to affordable bikes, promoting a healthy lifestyle and car-free towns.
  • Communities have access to affordable bikes and mechanics, so cycling can become and remain a part of their daily lives.

How to apply

Please contact David Brown, MCF’s Director, on david@margaretcareyfoundation.org.uk with your CV and a short cover letter expressing your interest in becoming a trustee. We look forward to hearing from you!



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