We’re Recruiting – closing date 12 noon on Monday 11 November

Social Prescribing GP Link Co-ordinators

Chelmsford CVS is seeking committed and conscientious individuals with expertise in working with a range of people, some of whom may require additional support to engage with local services, to implement patient referrals.

These new appointments offer an exciting opportunity to build on the successes of the Live Well Link Well project, by increasing the team of Link Co-ordinators to fully embrace the potential of social prescribing and its benefits to local people. Taking referrals from GP practices and Multi-Disciplinary Teams within Primary Care Networks (PCNs), you will work directly with individuals encouraging them to connect or reconnect with the support available in their local community.

The roles involve personalised social prescribing to vulnerable people at GP Practices with particular focus on Chelmsford West and Phoenix PCN. Each comprises 4 GP practices, covering a mix of rural and urban settings, where there is a real enthusiasm to further explore what social prescribing can do for patients.

Working at practice level, you’ll be meeting patients on a one-to-one basis, using a person centred approach to improve their health and wellbeing by connecting to activities, community groups and services for practical and emotional support. You’ll have the support of the Centre in connecting to the community offer and of the practice in reaching those who would most benefit from the support of a social prescriber.

Salary: starting at £22,462 (pay award pending from April 2020).

Full time post (37 hours per week). Post holders must be prepared to work flexible hours, in line with the requirements of the role, which will involve occasional evening and weekend work.

An Enhanced DBS check is required.

Download the recruitment pack and Application Form here:

 Job Pack

 Application Form

Please do not send your CV – recruitment is only by Application and the closing date is 12 noon on Monday 11 November.  Interviews will take place on Friday 15 November 2019.