Magpies set to open on a Saturday!

We have some great news….Magpies will be opening on Saturdays!

Starting from Saturday 4th of March, the Magpies will be open between 10am and 2pm and everyone is welcome!

Join us for 4 hours of Magpies fun including sports, cooking, arts and crafts and more….

The day costs £40 which includes activities, a meal and full staff support.

Every Saturday from 10am until 2pm, starting from Saturday 4th March.

Our outreach events are a great way to make new friends and try new activities.

You don’t have to be a Magpies member to join us, these events are open to everyone.

Get in touch now to book on!

Find us : Magpies, Unit 15, Calderdale Business Park, Club Lane, Ovenden
Halifax, HX2 8DB

Outreach Newsletter – November 2022 – Bringing Magpies to you

Our Outreach service is for adults with learning disabilities, who would like support at home and in the local community. We will tailor the support around your needs. We can help you participate in your hobbies and interests, do everyday things such as shopping and cooking, attend appointments, access work and manage money. This newsletter highlights our members latest achievements, success stories and how you can get involved.

Read the Magpies November 2022 Newsletter

Dance and Performing Arts Enabler with Magpies

Magpies is a charitable company that has been supporting adults with learning disabilities in Calderdale for over 20 years.

Magpies is a dynamic, fun and friendly learning environment.

Our staff team are experienced and trained in a variety of skills and disciplines which enables us to offer a wide range of daily activities to meet our members’ individual needs and support them to lead fulfilling lives.

About the role

The Magpie Movers are a group of members who work hard to learn dance routines to perform them at various external events throughout the year. The Magpie Movers have established a great reputation across Calderdale for ‘putting on a good show’ and we want that to continue and grow.

We are looking for a new team member; to not only lead the Magpie Movers group but to facilitate dance, performing arts and fitness sessions to all our members. If you feel you have what it takes to be our next Dance and Performing Arts Enabler, please get in touch. This is a permanent position, 37.5 hours per week.

Hours: 37.5 per week
Salary: £9.92 – £11.15 p.h.

Benefits: 26 days’ annual holiday per year plus 8 bank holidays and contributory pension scheme.

About You

You will have:

  • A Nationally recognised Dance or Performing Arts qualification (minimum level 3).
  • Experience of leading dance classes
  • Understanding of the needs of people with learning disabilities/additional needs
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills
  • Have a proactive, energetic, professional and thorough approach to work and project delivery

How to Apply

Please visit our website to download the application pack Or call us to request one.

Please note CV’s will not be accepted.

Closing date:  Noon Wednesday 30th March 2022

Interviews will take place Wednesday 6th April  2022.

We reserve the right to bring the closing date forward as a result of the high calibre of candidates responding to the advert.

Magpies will use the information provided by you to process your application for employment. We will treat all personal information with the utmost confidentiality and in line with current data protection legislation. In particular you should note that all applicant details will be kept on file for 12 months whether you are successful or otherwise unless you explicitly instruct us to destroy your record.


If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role in more detail please contact Amanda Goulding on 01422 383550.

Magpies Outreach Newsletter February 2022

The February 2022 Magpies Outreach newsletter is here and it’s packed with success stories and information about how they can help make a difference to their members in all aspects of living.

Read the newsletter and visit the website to see how Magpies can be of assistance to you.

Read newsletter here

Magpies Open Days Feb 24 and Feb 28


We are pleased to invite you to our open days. This is a fantastic opportunity to discover what we offer, take a tour of our centre, find out about our new sensory room and meet our friendly team. There will also be refreshments.

Events details on the Magpies facebook page

We are holding an open day for potential new members, parents and carers on Thursday, 24th February. Drop in any time between 10am and 3pm.We are also holding a separate open day aimed at professionals, such as social workers, teachers and health workers, who would like to find out more about us to help with referrals. This will take place on Monday, 28th February. Drop in any time between 8.30am and 4pm.There is no need to book for either event.Magpies is based at Unit 15, Calderdale Business Park, Ovenden, Halifax, HX2 8DB.If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.We will look forward to meeting you! Best wishes,Magpies

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!