Social Prescribing Facilitator TWNS PCN

Social Prescribing Facilitator TWNS PCN

  • Location: Part Home based/ surgery based
  • Salary: £23,216-£23,853 per annum
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Contract Type: Fixed term contract until 31/03/2024
  • Closing Date: 31 October 2021
  • Interview Date: 08 November 2021

Forest of Dean District Council


Would you like to make a real difference to the health and well-being of local people?

If this is you, we would love to hear from you and see how you can help people improve and manage their own health, in the forest of Dean district. The service works with health and social care staff and voluntary and community sector services to improve the overall wellbeing of individuals and increase community capacity and resilience in the area.

Our district is already a special place. We are looking for candidates that will help us improve it, making it an even better place to live, learn, do business and enjoy. To do this successfully, we need to remember its rich cultural and economic heritage and to build on the area as an aspirational place with a reputation for nurturing amazing people. We want the Forest of Dean district to be a place where residents have a fantastic work-life balance and feel secure in their communities – creating a draw for industry to nestle amongst the wild spaces. A modern, connected Forest with deep roots.  So join us to celebrate this wonderful area; its towns, its communities, and help them thrive, by delivering good quality well paid jobs, enhancing our education provision, improving housing options and the social mobility of our young people

About the role…

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced community worker, who is self-motivated, enthusiastic and a committed individual. You will be passionate about supporting individuals to improve their wellbeing. You will be required to work with the person (and their family or carer where appropriate) and voluntary sector providers to identify suitable services, beyond statutory health and social care services, either through direct referral or signposting.

You will be working in a small team, where the post has been made possible by partnership funding. The main purpose of the role is to work with individuals referred to the service by primary care staff at Newent and Corse/ Staunton surgeries to provide information, advice and connection to local support and activities.

You will need to have a full driving license and have access to your own vehicle, as you will be expected to travel between Newent and Corse/Staunton GP practices and community venues in the Forest of Dean locality.


You will need…

  • Experience of working directly in a health or social care setting, public health, or community development context
  • Experience of working within or with the voluntary and community sector in a paid or voluntary capacity
  • Knowledge of the personalised care approach and the ability to develop personalised plans
  • Training in behavioural change technique such as motivational interviewing or equivalent experience
  • Understanding of issues around mild to moderate mental health needs and directly supporting people

Special Conditions…

  • Ability to travel


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

If you wish to have an informal discussion about this role, please contact: Gary Deighton on 01594 812399 or email

Closing date for CV’s: Sunday 31st October 2021 at midnight
Interview Dates: Mon 8th-Wed 10th Nov

You will be employed by Publica Group Ltd which was created by four partner Councils (Forest of Dean District Council, West Oxfordshire District Council, Cotswold District Council, and Cheltenham Borough Council)  to deliver more efficient and improved services. 

Publica is a unique place to work – we are a local government organisation with a twist! Publica wants to transform the way local services are delivered. To help do this we have started to fundamentally rethink the way we design our services in the digital era so that Publica is a customer-focused organisation driven by real user needs.

What can we do for you…

  • agile working allowing a mix of home and office working
  • flexible working arrangements (depending on the role)
  • 26 days paid annual leave (pro rata if you are working part time) plus bank holidays and an extra two volunteering days off a year for you to support a charity of your choice
  • paid for health cash plan giving you cash back on health, dental and eye care
  • pension scheme with a good employer contribution of 5% of your earnings
  • paid for Employee Assistance Programme 24/7, providing positive, preventative and supportive advice and counselling to deal with everyday events and issues
  • cycle to work scheme
  • paid for access to digital financial advice (covering your pension scheme, mortgages and other finances)

These are just a handful of the benefits  that you can enjoy when you join us!


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. Alternatively, please email us at or contact the recruitment team on 01285 623319.

Your application will not be considered if you have not provided a supporting statement, in addition to your CV.

Accredited of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy/ies - Please state this within your covering statement or in a separate email.

Safer recruitment practices are applied to all job vacancies. Successful candidates will be required to complete a pre-employment medical questionnaire; provide references;  proof of identity; nationality and immigration status; three years’ employment or education history (if applicable) and, in some cases, verification of criminal record.

Do you consider that you have a disability?

Publica has signed up to 'Disability Confident' commit to encourage applications by offering an interview to those who declare they have a disability, if the person meets the minimum criteria for the job as defined on the person specification.

Please indicate on your covering letter if this applies to you.

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