JOB TITLE: Reception and Activities Support Worker
BASED: Holloway, Islington N7. During the Covid-19 restrictions our staff are able to work from home. We expect to return to in person working at the centre after this time.
HOURS: 25 hours per week
SALARY: NCJ Scale 1 point 1, £21,816 pa FTE
CONTRACT: 6 months
Manor Gardens is looking for a committed Reception and Activities Support Worker, as part of the Kickstarter scheme, to support our newly renovated reception area and to welcome people into our building and help them access the services they need. Our visitors and clients are vulnerable people from diverse backgrounds and the reception and activities worker will be the first person they come into contact with. This is on order to make them feel comfortable, help them get involved in a range of wellbeing activities, and signpost them to Manor Gardens services or other local organisations.
The Kickstart Scheme provides jobs for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit.
The Reception and Activities Support Worker will work with both our Reception and Communities teams to ensure everyone who visits Manor Gardens has a positive experience, and is supported to access appropriate health and wellbeing services and support.
This role will be based at Manor Gardens, and will often be the first point of contact for anyone entering the centre. This role will be responsible for greeting those that enter our Centre, supporting them to find the services they require, and supporting the delivery of our wellbeing events and activities. Our activities include coffee mornings, arts and crafts sessions, yoga, mindfulness & self-defence.
This role will work with people from across our local Islington communities to support the improvement of their health and wellbeing. The types of people we work with includes but isn’t limited to those living with long-term physical or mental health conditions, refugee and migrant communities, survivors of or those experiencing abuse, those who are socially isolated, and others who for many reasons are experiencing poor health and wellbeing.
The role will also have the opportunity to work closely with our local communities and our other Manor Gardens teams to come up with new ideas for our activities and reception area.
About Manor Gardens Welfare Trust
Manor Gardens Welfare Trust is a charity with an excellent history of supporting people to improve their health and wellbeing since 1913. Our mission is to work with people and communities to take action and enable good health, resilience and opportunity.
Manor Gardens is a local community hub providing health and wellbeing services alongside two Early Years services. Many of our health and wellbeing services operate across North London, but our main base is in Islington. We offer a variety of services to people of all ages and all communities, with a particular focus on those that experience identified barriers and difficulties in accessing support and services. This includes but isn’t limited to those living with long-term physical or mental health conditions, refugee and migrant communities, survivors of or those experiencing abuse, those who are socially isolated, and others who for many reasons are experiencing poor health and wellbeing.
We understand that wellbeing and good health mean different things to different people. We work alongside our communities and recruit many of our staff from those communities. We work creatively and flexibly to have a positive impact.
In any role at Manor Gardens Welfare Trust, you will be encouraged to contribute across the organisation and grow and develop as a professional in this field.
How to apply
For a recruitment pack or an informal chat about this post, please download the application pack below and email it to HR@manorgardenscentre.org or email HR@manorgardenscentre.org for the application.
Closing date for applications: This post will be advertised on a rolling basis, although we advise you to submit your application as soon as possible. We reserve the right to close posts at any time, once we have received sufficient applications. Any applicants must be able to start the role before 31st December 2021.
Manor Gardens Welfare Trust is committed to valuing, respecting and celebrating diversity, and maintaining a diverse workforce that reflects the communities with which we work. We recognise the value of lived experience in any role we offer, and we welcome and encourage applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation or religious belief.
Manor Gardens Welfare Trust follows safer recruitment procedures, and all successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. Any disclosures within a DBS check do not necessarily prevent an individual from taking up a position with us, and we encourage those with questions about this to contact us to discuss further.
We also encourage potential candidates to contact us for an informal conversation or email response to any questions you may have. For further information or an informal conversation to discuss this post please contact Alex Britten at email@example.com.