Social Prescribing Link Worker – South Uttlesford PCN

Posted on: June 28, 2022

This is a Fixed Term Position to start 25 th July 2022 for 6-9 months (maternity cover) We are looking to recruit a Social Prescribing Link Worker to join our friendly, dynamic and progressive primary care network in South Uttlesford.

About South Uttlesford PCN
South Uttlesford PCN comprises 5 General Practices working in conjunction with local health and
social care organisations to improve the health and wellbeing of the local population.
South Uttlesford is a lovely place to live and work with good working relationships forged between
practices over many years. There is a real sense of enthusiasm to improve health and social care
locally.

The Role
Social prescribing empowers people to take control of their health and wellbeing through referral to
non-medical ‘link workers’ who give time, focus on ‘what matters to me’ and take a holistic
approach, connecting people to community groups and statutory services for practical and
emotional support.

Link workers support existing groups to be accessible and sustainable and help people to start new
community groups, working collaboratively with all local partners.

Social prescribing can help to strengthen community resilience and personal resilience, and reduces
health 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.
The Job Description and Person Specification provide outlines of the responsibilities and
requirements for this role.

What we offer
 NHS Pension (employer is Uttlesford Health – GP provider company for Uttlesford)
 Generous annual leave
 Flexible working
 Excellent transport links
 Supportive working environment in General Practice

How to Apply
To apply, please complete your application and CV either through NHS Jobs or by directly sending
your CV and covering letter to [email protected].

If this role appeals and you have the qualities we are looking for, we look forward to hearing from
you. If you would like an informal discussion regarding this role, please contact Sue Wray, Uttlesford
Health ([email protected]).

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