Team Leader

  • Full time or Part time
  • £28,107
  • Oban, Lochgilphead ,Campbeltown, Dunoon, Bute or Helensburgh
  • Closing 31st October 2021


  • Advertised from 14th October 2021

Role

We Are With You are recruiting a Team Leader for the brand new Argyll and Bute Community Link Worker Service.

This is an exciting new role for a flexible individual who wants to combine leading a small team whilst still being a frontline Community Links Worker.

The Team Leader’s time will be split between managerial tasks and Community Link Worker provision. The post can be based in one of the following locations; Oban, Lochgilphead, Campbeltown, Dunoon, Bute or Helensburgh. The hours will be 30 or 37.5 hours depending on location.

The Community Links Team are based in GP Practises and see people facing all kinds of health and wellbeing challenges; including low level mental health difficulties, loneliness, disability, long term conditions, bereavement, poverty, relationship difficulties, experience of trauma, housing problems and parenting challenges to name just some. Community Links Workers offer interventions to support and motivate people to improve their health and wellbeing; and link them with the right tools, community support and services. This is done using face to face, online, telephone and community appointments. The Team Leader will build a strong profile for the service and themselves, and represent the service to stakeholders, networkers and forums; so you should have good presentation and networking skills.

It is an excellent time to join our organisation as a Team Leader; we provide Community Link Worker services in four different locations in Scotland; and have a really strong focus on a positive team culture and learning. Our staff team report really high levels of job satisfaction, feel well supported and see a real impact of their work. The post holder will be supported by the Contracts Manager to deliver the service. We Are With You have been providing support services in Argyll and Bute since 2015, and we’ve strong connections and presence across the whole region.

What we’re looking for

Do you have a real passion for helping people improve their health and wellbeing? Are you good at supporting colleagues and building team spirit? Are you good at coming up with ideas and working on action plans? Do you have good knowledge about the health and wellbeing services in Argyll and Bute and easily make connections with people? Can you keep yourself and others well organised and work to a service model? Do you have insight into health inequalities and ways to tackle them? Are you qualified to SVQ Level 3 in Social Services and Health Care or Community Development or above?

The service will be based initially in GP Practises in Oban, Lochgilphead, Campbeltown, Dunoon, Bute or Helensburgh. You should be comfortable using digital communications as their will be a good deal of online work. Some travel will also be required, to be discuss further at interview If you are a yes to the above then we would love to hear from you.

Further information about this job

This job is subject to a PVG check. Core hours of work will be between Mon-Friday 9am -5pm, with very occasional evening and/or weekend work. This post can be either full time at 37.5 hours or part time as 30 hours, to be discussed at interview.

Application notes

If you would like more information about this opportunity and the different posts available please email argyllandbutecommunitylinks@wearewithyou.org.uk and we will arrange a call.

Please note that all applications must be made via the We Are With You website, CVs will not be accepted.

For further details about working with us click here.

About With You

Everyone should feel comfortable getting the support they need. We work and support people and their goals, whether that’s staying safe and healthy, making small changes or stopping an unwanted habit altogether. We give people support in a way that’s right for them either face to face, in their local service, community or online. We provide a free and confidential service without judgement. We use our expertise to improve the help available and raise awareness around drugs, alcohol and mental health so that more people can get support.

We Are With You.