Bilingual Health and Wellbeing Advocates

Hours:  1 day per week (7.2 hours)

Salary:  £4,309 (pro rata based on full-time salary of £21,543)

Job summary

The Health Advocacy Project (HAP) tackles health inequalities and improves the health and wellbeing prospects of newly arrived, asylum seeking and refugee community members by providing a range of culturally-appropriate, targeted services that address the wider determinants of health. HAP’s objectives are a) to facilitate access to health and welfare services for community members facing language barriers, b) to provide accessible, tailored health and welfare education to newly arrived migrant and refugee communities; c) to empower communities by training and supporting bilingual community members to assist their most vulnerable peers, d) to address socioeconomic disadvantage through training, volunteer and work placement opportunities and employment support.

We are currently looking to recruit three Bilingual Health Advocates to help us deliver this project in Islington, Camden, Hackney and Haringey. You would be based at Manor Gardens in Islington but the majority of your work would be carried out in the community supporting vulnerable individuals who face language barriers when accessing services. We are looking for highly motivated individuals with strong links to hard-to-reach communities – or individuals with the ability to create such connections. An understanding or empathy for the challenges faced by migrant and refugee communities is essential for this role. Please see the job description for more information.





Closing date for applications: Tuesday 8th August at 5.00pm
Provisional dates for interviews: w/c 14th August

Please return your completed applications to


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 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.orgor ring her on 020 7561 5299.

Volunteer Receptionists

We are looking for volunteers who want to brush up their admin skills by volunteering in our busy public-facing community centre.

Tasks are varied and range from meeting and greeting, doing the post, topping up the tea bags and updating databases. You’ll also be answering the phone, taking deliveries and helping people find their way around.

It’s a lively, busy environment and gives an opportunity to meet a wide range of people in North Islington. It’s also a great chance to brush up your skills and help you get (back) into work.


Basic administration skills. Ability to use a computer. Good organisational skills and ability to communicate with a wide range of people.

If you are interested and have some time to spare on a regular basis, please contact to find out more.


Find out more about Manor Gardens Welfare Trust