The Health Agency
The Health Agency

Charity registered in Scotland SC027773

The Health Agency is a community led organisation that over the years has demonstrated a successful record in delivering Social capital Outcomes within Wester Hailes and wider South West Edinburgh. It has been making a positive impact on the lives of local residents since it was established in its current form in 1999 and is a significant valued resource. 

Current vacancies

Cancer Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £25,536 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th June 2019

As a result of Big Lottery funding we are seeking to recruit a cancer support worker to join our existing team within the Westerhaven, Cancer Information & Support Centre in South West Edinburgh.

The cancer support worker will join our existing team helping to coordinate and provide person-centred support and assessment to people affected by cancer and long-term conditions and their families, friends and carers. This service offers information & support, groupwork, massage, counselling and outreach support. This project is within the remit of the Health Agency, a non-statutory organisation which provides holistic health interventions in an area of multiple deprivations.

Post holder must be qualified in a relevant degree – Nursing, Community Education, Social work, Health Psychology or health related field.

The post holder must have a strong understanding of the challenges faced by people affected by cancer and have effective interpersonal skills in working with people on a 1:1 basis.


Physical Activity Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £25,536
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 3rd June 2019

The Health Agency is looking to appoint a Physical Activity Co-ordinator to co-ordinate Active Steps. The Health Agency is a voluntary sector organisation; our continuing aim is to address health inequalities in South West Edinburgh. Active Steps works in partnership to promote and increase the physical activity levels of local people and encourages the use of physical activity in promoting a healthier lifestyle.

The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating and developing the Active Steps – Physical Activity Pathway and action plan with the physical activity coordinator at Health All Round. The purpose of the job is to work in partnership across SW Edinburgh managing, promoting and delivering physical activity programmes / initiatives to increase physical activity levels of sedentary / high risk groups. There is also an element of promoting health through diet and nutrition.

Candidates should be educated to degree level in a relevant field such as health promotion, sports science or in sports / physical activity development and have experience working in community development, health, physical activity, group work delivery and partnership working.

Knowledge of Health Improvement issues in relation to physical activity and knowledge of social inclusion would be beneficial to undertake this role which is working mainly in areas of multiple deprivation.