Community Link Worker

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


  • Advertised from 11th October 2021
  • Salary: £27,500 (pro-rata) per annum + 8% pension contribution. Hours: 17.5 hours per week, 0.5FTE, based at ELGT office in Edinburgh & GP Practices. Contract Type: Fixed term – post currently funded until 31st March 2023

Role

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, 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

Closing date: Monday 1st November 2021 at 5.00pm

Interview date: 10 November 2021

To apply for the post, please complete and return an application form 17:00 on Monday 1 November 2021 to recruitment@elgt.org.uk. CVs will not be accepted.

Applications can be downloaded from the ELGT website at elgt.org.uk/about-us/vacancies

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 recruitment@elgt.org.uk.

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.