Manor Gardens Welfare Trust (MGWT) is an Islington based charity that has been playing a central role in people’s lives for over a hundred years. Today we are a vibrant health and wellbeing hub that helps people to take action to change their lives for the better.Through our varied services, activities and community focus we improve the quality of lives for many people every year, especially those most disadvantaged by poverty, poor mental and physical health, and social isolation.
The role of Trustee at MGWT offers an exciting opportunity for an inspiring individual to support the charity as it develops a cohesive offer and furthers its robust governance. Already working from an established base in the north of the Borough of Islington, we are more ambitious than ever about extending our reach and developing services in response to identified gaps in provision and emerging need.
MGWT is looking for Trustees who wish to assist in understanding the needs of diverse communities and how a multi-service community focused charity like Manor Gardens Welfare Trust can impact and improve the lives of individuals and the whole community regardless of age, work status, gender, background and ability.
You would be joining a strong board. We have a good diversity of skills and experience on the board but with changes approaching, we have identified areas of development for the Organisation and Board membership. We are particularly keen to hear from people with knowledge and expertise related to the following:
This is an opportunity to join a vibrant charity poised for further expansion.
If you think you have the skills, experience, and passion to support the governance and leadership of Manor Gardens Welfare Trust we look forward to hearing from you.
Early Years Practitioners - sessional staff
Hours – flexible per week
Grade 4, SCP18 £11.62 per hour (inclusive of ILW)
Manor Gardens Welfare Trust (MGWT) is a charity with an excellent history of supporting people, including families and children, 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, and ensure all children have the best start in life.
We deliver Early Years education in two nursery settings in Islington; Manor Gardens Nursery and Hornsey Road Children’s Centre. We are currently looking to expand our pool of sessional staff for these settings.
As a sessional Early Years Practitioner you will need a minimum of a Level 3 childcare qualification.
Applicants must have experience in a childcare setting and an understanding of child development, child protection and Special Educational Needs.
Sessional staff are an important part of our nursery teams, providing greater flexibility and cover. Therefore, the hours and frequency of your work will vary; this may be ideal for you if you wish to work flexibly or if you have other commitments and want to have your work fit around these.
Closing date for applications: ongoing
For a recruitment pack, please email: email@example.com or download application form via www.manorgardenscentre.org
We will be holding ongoing interviews for sessional staff, please submit your completed application forms as soon as you can. We welcome applications at all times and regularly hold interview days.
Next interviews: November 2018
Manor Gardens Welfare Trust is follows safer recruitment procedures, and all successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com or ring 07483 119 763.
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:
If you are interested contact Jessica@manorgardenscentre.org or ring her on 020 7561 5269.
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:
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If you are interested contact firstname.lastname@example.org or ring her on 020 7561 5299.