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Full-time, Part-time

Social Prescribing Link Worker

Position: Social Prescribing Link Worker
Location: Birmingham – Based in GP Surgeries
Hours: Full and Part-time hours available
Contract: March 2024 (with possibility of extension)
Salary: £24,000 per annum pro rata

Benefits: The provision of workplace wellbeing support and activities, hybrid working where the role allows, flexible working and a range of family friendly policies and subsidised parking.

Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: Midnight 19th November 2023
Interview Date: W/C 27th November

The Role
Social prescribing link workers will work as a key part of the primary care network (PCN) multi-disciplinary team. Social prescribing can help PCNs to strengthen community and personal resilience and reduce health and wellbeing inequalities by addressing the wider determinants of health, such as debt, poor housing and physical inactivity, by increasing people’s active involvement with their local communities. It particularly works for people with long term conditions (including support for mental health), for people who are lonely or isolated, or have complex social needs which affect their wellbeing.

  • Working with direct supervision from the Programme Lead/Social Prescribing Coordinator and input from the PCN’s Clinical Lead GP, take referrals from staff in GP practices within the local PCN.
  • Provide personalised support to individuals, their families and carers to take control of their health and wellbeing, live independently and improve their health outcomes, as a key member of the PCN multi-disciplinary team.
  • Developing trusting relationships and taking a holistic approach, based on the person’s priorities and co-produce a simple personalised care and support plan to improve health and wellbeing, introducing or reconnecting people to community groups and statutory services.
  • Social prescribing link workers will work collaboratively with GP’s and have a role in promoting social prescribing and educating non-clinical and clinical staff within their PCN multi-disciplinary teams on the benefits of social prescribing.
  • Raise awareness of other services available within the community and how and when patients can access them. Linking into the work of Neighbourhood Network Schemes, locality Adult Social Care & Community Mental Health Teams.
  • Understanding of the wider determinants of health, including social, economic and environmental factors and their impact on communities, individuals, their families and carers.
  • Understanding of the barriers faced by those living in isolation.
  • Knowledge of IT systems including ability to use word processing skills, emails, the internet and able to create simple plans and reports.
  • Ability to complete paperwork, keep records and carry out own administration.
  • An interview is guaranteed to suitably qualified and experienced people with disabilities and all successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check

You may also have experience in areas such as Floating Support, Befriending, Community Family Worker, Social Worker, Community Navigator, Peer Support Worker, Welfare Support, Family Worker, Family Support Worker, Benefit, Care, Therapeutic, Therapy, Advice, Adviser, Health, Wellbeing, Social Care, Social Care Services, Health and Social Care.

Requires Skills/Experience

As a Social Prescribing Link Worker, you will have a Level 3 qualification in a relevant field (Health & Social Care, Health Trainer, Health Improvement, Community Family Worker, Psychology) or be working towards/willing to work towards.

You will have:
• Demonstrable commitment to professional and personal development
• Experience of working directly in a community based context (including unpaid work)
• Experience of supporting people with a mental health need and or complexities/vulnerabilities
• Experience of delivering one to one support
• Experience of partnership/collaborative working and of building relationships across a variety of organisations
• Knowledge of VCSE and community services in the locality

To Apply

To Apply, please email your CV and a cover letter detailing why you are interested in the role and how your skills and experience match the Person’s Specifications to

You could see the Job description here.