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Community Links Worker

  • Full time
  • £29,212
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 5th December 2022

  • Advertised from 17th November 2022
  • 37 hours per week
  • Plus pension


An exciting opportunity to join a new team to support people affected by socio-economic deprivation via local GP practices

About the project

The Community Links Worker programme aims to support people to live well by strengthening connections between community resources and primary care. Community Link Workers belong to a network in Edinburgh that is managed by the Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership.

About the role

Working in select GP surgeries in Stockbridge and Hopetoun you will provide one-to-one person-centred support to people in contact with the GP practice team. You will work with individuals to enable them to identify personal outcomes and priorities for their health and wellbeing and link them to local and national support services and activities.

About you

You will have experience of working with people who are experiencing complex social and emotional circumstances, and a strong understanding of the challenges faced by people living in areas of deprivation. You will use your excellent interpersonal skills to deliver effective one-to-one work as well as make connections with other organisations.

How we will support you

We will encourage you to be creative and innovative in your approach to supporting people.

You will be part of a small team, led by a supportive manager. You’ll also have access to wider Cyrenians support, including our learning and development programme, and staff wellbeing services.

About us

At Cyrenians we tackle the causes and consequences of homelessness. We understand that there are many routes into homelessness, and that there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to supporting people towards more positive and stable futures. That’s why all our work is values-led and relationships-based.

Our values

• Compassion: We believe that everyone should have the chance to change, no matter how long that might take.

• Respect: We believe in tolerance, acceptance, valuing diversity and treating each other as equals.

• Integrity: We are committed to the highest quality of work, grounded in honesty, generosity, sincerity and professionalism.

• Innovation: We are willing to take risks, challenge convention and be creative in our search for new ways of working, in particular by taking account of the environmental impact of our decisions.


Application notes

How to apply: For full details and an application pack please visit, call 0131 475 2354 (during working hours) or e-mail: CVs will not be accepted.

Application Notes:

Interviews will be held in Edinburgh on 13th and 14th December.

CVs will not be accepted.