London, Greater London
Contract, 12 months, Part-time
Job description

Manor Gardens Welfare Trust is a charity with an excellent history of supporting people to improve their health and wellbeing. We operate across London with our main base in Islington.

We work from the approach that wellbeing and good health means different things to different people, and address this through working into communities, and from the perspective of the individual, working creatively, with genuine interest and curiosity, remaining solution focused.

We work in partnership with the Primary Care Network and Help on Your Doorstep to deliver social prescribing in the north of Islington. The pool of Link Workers, drawn from different organisations, are able to share expertise, knowledge of local services and community assets, and provide choice to residents, informed by people’s needs, feedback and experience.

As one of the Social Prescribing Link Workers in the integrated team, you will be responsible for directly supporting people in linking and navigating to activities, support and services, delivered by us and others, in the Borough. Through your casework, people will be supported to make real change and improvement in their lives, health, and wellbeing, working with colleagues to remain familiar with the local offer for social prescribing and continue to develop and deliver this service into the community.

As the Social Prescribing Link Worker, it is essential that you have excellent interpersonal skills, a compassionate and professional approach to the complicating factors and wider determinants of health that are experienced by many in our communities. Commitment to working collaboratively, a practical working knowledge of IT and electronic databases, and the ability to maintain records of casework, monitoring information and reporting requirements is part of this role. You will have experience of working with communities to engage and support them.

For further information or an informal conversation to discuss this post please contact Alex Britten, Operations Manager - contact details can be found on our website. 

Closing date for applications: Monday 18th October, 9am            

Interviews: TBC

For a recruitment pack, please click 'Apply' to be redirected to our website for a recruitment pack.  

Manor Gardens Welfare Trust 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.

Posted on: 22 September 2021
Closed date: 18 October 2021
Tags: Social Care/Development, Advocacy