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Operations Manager

Operations Manager

Manor Gardens Welfare Trust

Based: Manor Gardens, Islington, N7

Permanent contract – 30 hrs per week

Grade PO1, SCP 33-36 £33,124 - £35,425 pa (inclusive of ILW) pro rata (salary is based on 36 hours per week)

 

Manor Gardens Welfare Trust (MGWT) is a charity with an excellent history of supporting people to improve their health and wellbeing. We operate predominantly across five London boroughs, and are based in Islington. We work with local communities to empower people in improving their lives.

 

Our services are focused on supporting people to access the support and services they need to improve their physical and mental health. We reach those that are more isolated and vulnerable due to long-term conditions, including mental health, people from refugee and migrant communities, and families who need additional support. We recognise the communities in which we work are diverse and our responses therefore need to be too.

 

Leading the operational management of MGWT Health & Wellbeing services, the Operational Manager, will work with the wider leadership and management team to coordinate and deliver a varied programme of support which delivers outcomes. Commitment to working collaboratively, both within and outside of the Organisation, interest in working with diverse communities, and understanding of how to articulate and measure the impact of our work is key. 

Manor Gardens Welfare Trust is committed to achieving a diverse workforce that reflects the communities with which we work. We value, respect and celebrate diversity. We welcome and encourage applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation or religious belief.

 

You would be welcomed to the Organisation and will take a central role in the wider development of MGWT.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact us on 020 7561 5250 and ask to speak to a member of the Senior Management Team.

Closing date: 5pm, Monday 22rd October 2018.

Interview: w/c 29th October 2018.

Please send your completed application to admin@manorgardenscentre.org

About_MGWT.doc

Application_Form_MGWT_-_Oct.18.doc

Applicants_Guidance_Notes_Oct18.doc

Diversity_Equal_OpportMonitoring_form_to_be_reviewed_March_2019.docx

Operations_Manager_Job_description_-_PO1.docx

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Bilingual Health and Wellbeing Advocates (Spanish/Farsi speaking) 

 

Bilingual Health and Wellbeing Advocates (Spanish/Farsi speaking)

Health Advocacy Service, Manor Gardens Welfare Trust

Based: Manor Gardens, Islington, N7

 

Permanent Contract, 1 day per week (flexible, but will include occasional weekend and out of hours working when appropriate)

 

NJC Grade 4, SCP 18-21: Starting salary £4,351.69 (pro-rata based on full time equivalent of £21,758, including Inner London Weighting)

 

We are recruiting two Bilingual Health and Wellbeing Advocates (Spanish/Farsi-speaking) to join our Headway Project team and contribute to improving the health, wellbeing and social inclusion of local refugee and migrant communities.   The Headway Project provides a range of bilingual information and support services across the London Boroughs of Islington, Camden, Haringey and Hackney and is part of our Health Advocacy Service, one of the core services of the Manor Gardens Welfare Trust.

Our Bilingual Health and Wellbeing Advocates are a key part of our team and will be responsible for providing individual advocacy and support to service-users with health and wellbeing needs from Spanish-speaking / Farsi-speaking communities in North London.  This language focus reflects our ongoing review of community need. Advocates are also expected to contribute to the design and delivery of Information and Support Groups and to the wider promotion of the project. 

You will have excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, an understanding and ability to provide effective support to vulnerable people, established community links and networks, fluency in Spanish or Farsi alongside excellent communication skills in English and a commitment to developing your skills and knowledge.

Manor Gardens Welfare Trust is committed to achieving a diverse workforce that reflects the communities with which we work. We value, respect and celebrate diversity. We welcome and encourage applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation or religious belief.  You would be welcomed to the Organisation and would be encouraged to contribute and participate in the wider development of MGWT.

Closing Date: 5pm, Sunday, 21st of October 2018 

Interviews will be arranged on an individual basis - based on candidates’ and interview panel’s availability. 

Please send your completed application to admin@manorgardenscentre.org 

About_MGWT.doc

Application_Form_MGWT_-_Oct.18.doc

Applicants_Guidance_Notes_Oct18.doc

Diversity_Equal_OpportMonitoring_form_to_be_reviewed_March_2019.docx

JD_HWA_Spanish_and_Farsi_2018.doc

Role_profile_-_HWA_-_Spanish_and_Farsi_Headway_2018.docx

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Befriend with our Friendship Network

Do you have some spare time during the week to visit an older person in Islington and chat to them? Our Friendship Network is looking for volunteers to help us bring some cheer to isolated older people in our community. We provide training and support and the volunteering can be done at a time to suit you.

Befriending is open to anyone over 18 but we are particularly looking for older people, perhaps people who have just retired, who are able to give a long-term commitment to providing some social interaction to an older person who may well be stuck in their home.

Contact friendship.network@manorgardenscentre.org for more information.


Camden Blossoms

Do you have experience of bringing up a family? Do you have some time to spare? We are looking for volunteers to support new mums and dads in Camden with the challenges and adventures of parenthood.

Baby Champions

We are looking for volunteers to lead support groups to improve wellbeing for pregnant couples and new parents, put on events and do outreach. We will give you all the training and support you need, and the opportunity to shadow our experienced Maternity Mentors as they lead groups.

Baby Buddies

We are looking for volunteers to provide one-to-one support to pregnant women and new parents and help them settle into their new role in your neighbourhood. We will provide you with training and match you with a new parent, accompany you on your first visits, and provide regular support.


To find out more about both roles contact vanessa@manorgardenscentre.org or ring 07483 119 763.
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Stroke Club volunteer

We are looking for a volunteer to take a leading role in our Stroke Club every Friday. Here are some of the things you would do:

  • To facilitate Stroke Club on a weekly basis including preparing the room and tidying up at the end.
  • To work with the staff in managing volunteers to ensure all tasks that need to be done at club and related administration are completed.
  • To help staff and organise any outings, parties and other events, ensuring that all venues and transport are accessible, creating and sending invitations to potential attendees, coordinating transport for clients who require support and managing volunteers on the day.
  • To be accessible to and communicate with clients at Stroke Club or at events to ensure they can alert you to any problems they may have and the Stroke Service can work to support them with their issues.
  • To work with clients and staff to create club schedules with exciting, healthy and educational variety of activities.
  • At all times work with staff to ensure that Stroke Club and Events are held in a safe way.
  • To notify a member of staff of any problems, incidents or accidents, with clients or volunteers and at club or events.
  • To manage the petty cash at club/events ensuring all money spent has a receipt to account for it.

If you are interested contact Jessica@manorgardenscentre.org or ring her on 020 7561 5269.


Mental Health Champions

We are recruiting volunteer Mental Health Champions to champion positive mental wellbeing in our local community for colleagues, clients, patients or people they encounter on a daily basis. Champions are people who live or work in Islington and are provided with training and support to:
• Promote positive mental and emotional wellbeing;
• Help their organisation or community to respond to people who may be showing early signs of anxiety or depression;
• Be able to recognise signs of other mental illness and what to do in a crisis situation;
• Help people understand and to tackle the common myths, stigma and discrimination associated with mental health issues.
• Signpost and support people to access mental health services/activities through our Wellbeing Service.

Every Champion is provided with free training and are then part of a network of Champions with ongoing support, training events and information to help people in Islington develop and maintain good mental wellbeing. We may ask you to assist us with events and activities, such as helping with a stall or a promotional event.

There are four types of Champions:
Work-based Champions

Outreach Champions

Community Champions

Support Champions

See here for more information

If you are interested contact lauren@manorgardenscentre.org or ring her on 020 7561 5299.

 

Find out more about Manor Gardens Welfare Trust