The Health Agency
The Health Agency

Charity registered in Scotland SC027773

The Health Agency seeks to enable local people to take action that makes a positive impact on their own and their community’s physical, mental and emotional well-being. 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

Community Link Worker

  • Part time
  • £26,970 – £27,500 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 1st November 2021

The Community Link Worker (CLW) programme is delivered in partnership with Edinburgh Health & Social Care Partnership, Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations Council (EVOC), GP Practices and the 3rd sector to support people to live well through strengthening connections between community resources and primary care.

The postholder will be employed by the Health Agency as part of their community health initiative which aims to improve health and wellbeing of people living in the South West of Edinburgh. They will be expected to work alongside The Health Agency team and work in partnership with Ratho Medical Practice and Riccarton General Practice.

The post holder will provide a person-centred service that is responsive to the needs and interests of GP practice populations living in the Ratho and Riccarton areas, as well as the students based on campus (this practice largely constitutes the university health service for Heriot Watt University).

They will support people to identify issues that affect their ability to live well. Taking a person-centred approach, the post holder will support individuals to help them identify personal outcomes and priorities that they would like to address, to overcome any barriers to addressing these and to link them to local and national support services and activities. They will also build relationships and processes between the GP practices and community resources, statutory organisations, other health services and voluntary organisations.

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

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Cancer Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £26,717 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th June 2021

We are looking to recruit a Cancer Support Worker to join our team and support the delivery of our Westerhaven Cancer Information and Support Centre.

Westerhaven offers a wide range of specialist support services to those affected by cancer and long-term conditions such as COPD or heart failure. We also provide a service to relatives, carers, and friends of anyone who has received a diagnosis and as well as anyone bereaved due to cancer.

The Health Agency is a community led organisation and a registered charity. We address local health inequalities by working to improve the life circumstances that cause poor health in the community. We try to reduce the severity of health and social consequences of inequalities, help individuals and communities resist the effects of inequality on health and wellbeing and encourage collective action that will strengthen local democracy in Wester Hailes.

The successful candidate will be a highly organised and responsible individual, who enjoys working in a varied and flexible role, with an ability to work effectively as part of a team as well as under their own initiative.

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

The post holder will normally be based in our office based in the Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre in Wester Hailes although due to COVID-19 restrictions, may be based at home initially.

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

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Physical Activity Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £26,104 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 5th August 2021

We are looking to recruit a Physical Activity Coordinator to join our team and support our physical activity programme as part of our wider holistic service.

The Health Agency is a community led organisation and a registered charity. Our aim is to address issues around inequality and improve the health and wellbeing of anyone living in South West Edinburgh.

Our physical activity programme is designed to support people improve their health and identify and achieve their health goals. The post holder must have a strong understanding of using a community development approach to support people affected by cancer, long-term conditions and health inequalities. They should also have highly effective interpersonal skills in working with people on a 1:1 and group basis, as well as with organisations.

The post holder will normally be based in our office in the Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre although due to COVID-19 restrictions, may be based at home initially.

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

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