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Community Link Worker

  • Part time
  • £28,325 pro-rata
  • ELGT office in Edinburgh & GP Practices
  • Closing 26th September 2022

  • Advertised from 2nd September 2022
  • 24.5 hours per week, 0.7FTE. Fixed term – post currently funded until 31st March 2025 with extension expected
  • + 8% pension contribution


The Community Links Worker programme, funded by EVOC & Edinburgh Health & Social Care Partnership, is delivered in partnership with GP Practices and the 3rd sector to support people to live well through strengthening connections between community resources and primary care.

The Community Link Worker will be employed by Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust and will work as part of two practice teams (St Leonards and Braefoot) in South East Edinburgh and Ratho Medical Practice to provide 1:1 person-centred and practical supports to people in contact with the GP practice team.

Taking a person-centred approach, you will work with individuals to enable them to identify personal outcomes and priorities for their health and well-being and link them to local, city and national activities and support services.

The postholder must have experience of working with people who are facing complex social and emotional circumstances, a strong understanding of the challenges affecting people living in areas of disadvantage in relation to living well, extensive effective interpersonal skills in working with people on a 1:1 basis as well as experience in networking and relationship building with other professionals and organisations.

PVG: This post requires membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. Application will be processed for the successful candidate.

Application notes

To apply for the post, please complete and return an application form 12:00 noon on Monday 26 September 2022 to CVs will not be accepted.

Applications can be downloaded from the ELGT website at

Interview date: 5 October 2022 at ELGT offices

If you require the application in alternative formats, any reasonable adjustments for interview or for informal enquiries contact Charlie Cumming: 0131 445 4025 or email

About Us:

The Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust is a successful and widely respected independent charity that undertakes community-based environmental projects, working with partners to improve the quality and accessibility of greenspaces in and around Scotland’s capital city. We believe that quality local greenspaces can have a positive impact on the health and well-being of individuals, particularly those living in disadvantaged areas.