Magdalene is Groundswell’s Progression Advisor, responsible for supporting and developing volunteers to regain their independence. Magdalene previously worked in the employment skills and training sector giving advice and guidance mainly to refugees and asylum seekers and helping them to integrate in the UK by assessing their needs, preparing CV’s, coaching and mentoring on job applications, job interview preparations, finding suitable jobs, internships, etc. She also provided holistic support to clients in issues relating to housing, signposting to services for provision of housing, benefits, Home Office applications, driving licences applications, among others.
Prior to this, Magdalene worked for the NHS in various mental health teams across London by liaising with GP’s for referrals, clinic attendances, risk assessments, database management and overall administrative support to a multidisciplinary team. Magdalene is passionate about health improvement programs that are dedicated to improving people’s ability to lead a fulfilling life. Having experienced homelessness in the past, Magdalene is committed to building relationships and working with volunteers to achieve their potential.