This vacancy has now closed

Social Prescribing Development Worker

  • Part time
  • £26,043 pro-rata
  • Midlothian and the Scottish Borders
  • Closing 23rd November 2018

  • Advertised from 7th November 2018
  • 29 hours per week. (Fixed at point 30 on Health in Mind’s linked scale). Funding secured until July 2020, further funding dependent on meeting objectives.


Health in Mind is looking for an outstanding Social Prescribing Development Worker to join our Community Mental Health and Wellbeing team working in Midlothian and the Scottish Borders.

This is an exciting post, part of a new partnership funded by The Big Lottery, working across Scotland and Northern Ireland. The Social Prescribing Development Worker will work one day per week in Midlothian with our established Access Point team and three days per week developing a new Social Prescribing Service in the Scottish Borders.

You will have experience supporting vulnerable people; you will be able to understand their diverse and complex needs and use a social prescribing approach to meet these needs; you will be experienced in monitoring and evaluation and setting, achieving and reporting on plans.

Alongside this, you will be dynamic, resilient, creative, a good networker and communicator, able to manage risk and balance the demands of operational developmental and partnership issues.

Application notes

Closing Date: Friday 23rd November, 5.00pm

Interview Date: Friday 7th December

Application packs are available by visiting our website:, emailing or by telephone 0131 225 8508

Enquiries further to reading the information pack to: Kevin Kent, Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Service Manager or Wendy Bates, Depute Chief Executive

This post is subject to membership of the PVG Scheme.

Health in Mind is a registered charity no SC004128