Senior Social Prescribing Facilitator - Primary Care

Senior Social Prescribing Facilitator - Primary Care

  • Location: Coleford
  • Salary: Up to £24,000 per annum
  • Hours: 37 per week
  • Contract Type: 2 Year FTC
  • Closing Date: 02 August 2020

Senior Social Prescribing Facilitator - Primary Care
(Newent and Corse/Staunton surgeries Forest of Dean)

About the role…

If you are self-motivated, enthusiastic and a committed individual whose passion is to support individuals to improve their wellbeing, then this could be the job for you.

You must be a good listener, have time for people and be committed to supporting local communities to care for each other. You should have experience of working positively with people facing complex social and emotional challenges. You will have great interpersonal skills in supporting people, community groups and local organisations. You will need good local knowledge and the ability to form good working relationships with health professionals and partners. You will need to have a full driving licence and have access to your own vehicle as you will be expected to travel between the two designated GP surgeries, visit people in their homes and a variety of community venues in the Forest of Dean locality.

You will need…

  • Educated to degree level in a relevant subject, or relevant professional qualification (HND or equivalent ) - relevant experience can be considered as an alternative
  • Experience of working directly in health and social care, public health, or community development context; a background in health and social care would be an advantage
  • Experience of working within or with the voluntary and community sector in a paid or voluntary capacity
  • Experience of building relationships and working in partnership with a variety of organisations and individuals
  • Experience in a related post and able to demonstrate competence to undertake the duties required.

For more information about this role please see the Job Description/Person Specification.

If you have any questions or would like an informal conversation about this position. Please contact Gary Deighton on 01594 812399 or who will be pleased to discuss the role with you.

Closing date for CV’s: Sunday 2nd August at midnight 2020  

We reserve the right to close this advert at any stage due to a high volume of applications.

Interview date: 2 weeks after closing, shortlisting received, due to extra coordination of virtual interviews – there will need to be trial sessions etc

If you feel this is the role for you please email your CV and supporting statement detailing how you meet the criteria above by clicking on the ‘Apply for this Position’ icon within this page.



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