Magpies are hiring – Join the Magpies team!

Would you like to help people live fulfilling lives? Magpies currently have vacancies at the day centre and on the outreach team.

Visit their website for more information and details on how to apply.

If you have any questions, please email or call 01422 383550.”

Roles overview – Full information on the Magpies Recruitment Page

  • Day Centre Enabler

Supporting people within the centre on a 1:1 basis or in a group environment, delivering a range of activities to meet the members’ needs.

Hours: Part-time and full-time hours considered
Salary: £9.68 p.h.

  • Outreach Enabler

Supporting people in the community with day to day tasks and activities to meet their individual needs; such as going shopping, cooking and cleaning, joining community activities, keeping fit and healthy or enjoying social activities, such as going out for a coffee.

Hours: Bank – work to suit a flexible approach to your work life
Salary: £9.68 p.h.

All posts are subject to Enhanced DBS and references


How to Apply

Please contact  to request an application pack. You can find all the documents on the Magpies recruitment page here


Please note CV’s will not be accepted.

Closing date

NOON, Monday 10th January 2022

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from everyone at Magpies

The ever creative Magpies have put together their season’s greetings message for all to enjoy. You can even catch a glimpse of their glowing festive decorations!

Click on the link below to watch our Christmas message video!

Visit the Magpies website to find more about what the Magpies do, their news and events and how you can get involved in their activities!


Magpies receive Best Marketing Campaign Award

Congratulations to the Magpies who have swooped the Best Marketing Campaign Award at this year’s Community Spirit Awards, held on November 27th at The Venue!

While presenting the award, one the judges commented, “A sign of a brilliant rebrand is if people call the organisation by the new name, rather than the old one. Magpies have done just that. Initially set up as Pennine Magpie over 20 years ago, they recognised that the charity has evolved and their marketing needed to as well. They run an outreach service, a focus on independent living, and activities at the centre such as art, dance, music, and sports.


Read all about it at the Magpies website!


Magpies win Community Spirit Award for ‘Best Marketing Campaign’ in recognition of new brand

Magpies Outreach Halloween Party Thursday 28th October

This year the Magpies hold their Halloween party on the 28th of October from 6pm to 8pm.

Get your funk on for a spooktacular evening!

The event costs £20, including full staff support.

For more information or to book your place, email or call 01422 383550.

Visit the Magpies website for information on this and future events including, Christmas panto as well as the regular monthly sessions of bowling, boogie bingo and much more!

Visit the Magpies Facebook page for information and to view past events

Magpies Outreach service is for adults with learning disabilities, who would like support to do the things they enjoy doing in their local community.

As well as offering one to one support, Magpies also run various group activities.



A swift look at the Magpies treasures

It has been a remarkable year for the Magpies. With the organisation rebranding and having to very quickly adapt to the impact of the Covid pandemic, they didn’t just overcome – they flourished.

I had been looking forward to visiting Magpies  (formerly  known as Pennine Magpies) for  at least a year  now. Covid put  a  pretty petulant stop to this  but having finally managed, I discovered that even  three consecutive  lockdowns couldn’t  keep the Magpies down!

From the moment I stepped in, I  felt the overwhelming positive energy of the place. As soon as you enter, you feel uplifted and positive, ready to go. This is what Magpies provide for their members, a place to create, express and thrive.

The foyer decorated by banners made by members to celebrate a birthday

Each day there is a freeflow  activity schedule allowing members to choose what they want to do. Activities include several creative projects, access to various art mediums, music with instruments, karaoke and dancing, physical activities, work in the fruit and veg garden,  among other things.

Singalong and Karaoke time!

Artists at work…

Sneak peak at a bustling workshop project…

The staff are always at hand to offer assistance and coaching in life skills, to better manage independent living. Advice is available on financial matters, budgeting, pursuing activities, further education.

Magpies fruit and veg garden (part of)


Kitchen facilities such as this are available to staff and members

The music room

Each week there are social activities as well that take place away from the centre. Those activities are circulated in the centre and on their website. Regular day trips are organised, as Magpies have their own minibuses.

Samples of the astonishing artwork produced by the Magpies. Scroll to the end for

The resilience of the Magpies is remarkable.

The lockdowns stressed the importance of keeping in contact and highlighted the difficulty in reaching out to those who do not have easy access to remote or online communication.

Undaunted, they arranged phonecalls and home visits to maintain the much needed connection with their members.

The Magpies are currently operating business almost as usual, save the meticulously kept Covid safety measures, to ensure the health and safety of their members and staff.

Visit Magpies

Magpies (formerly known as Pennine Magpies) is a charitable organisation primarily aimed at adults with additional physical or mental needs, providing an encouraging space in which to achieve their full potential.

Some of their social events are open to the general public.

To become a member of the Magpies, one can be either referred or make a self referral. They are a friendly, positive group, so get in touch and find out how you can join the flock!

Gallery of the Magpies


Magpies August Outreach sessions and activities

Magpies are running various outreach activities on evenings throughout August.

These events are open to anyone over the age of 18 and offer the chance to have fun, learn new skills and make new friends, all while being supported by fully qualified staff.

To find out more about Magpies, visit their website

The events run every Thursday throughout July from 6-8pm. Entry is £20 per person and this includes full staff support.

  • 5th August: Trampolining (Airtime)
  • 12th August: Cinema (Movie TBC)
  • 19th August: Boogie Bingo at Magpies
  • 26th  August: Bowling (Electric Bowl)

For more information or to book your place, contact 01422 383550 or email

Magpies Outreach sessions and other activities

Take a look at the events Magpies have planned throughout July.
The events run every Thursday throughout July from 6-8pm. The event costs £20 per person and this includes full staff support.

  • 1st July : Bowling
  • 8th July: Trampolining
  • 15th July: Tea out (Percy Shaw)
  • 22nd July: Cinema (Space Jam)
  • 29th July: Bowling

For more information and to book your place, call 01422 383550 or email