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Health & Wellbeing Practitioner

  • Full time or Part time
  • £25,801
  • Midlothian
  • Closing 1st July 2022

  • Advertised from 10th June 2022
  • Plus generous benefits package, including a £500 welcome payment


We are looking for a full time and part time Practitioner to join Thistle’s Wellbeing and Midlothian ICJ teams on a fixed term basis until end October 2023 (*with the potential for extension, subject to funding). These post are located in Midlothian GP Practices.

• Are you a health and social care practitioner with experience of supporting people living with Long Term physical and mental Health Conditions to self-manage?

• Do you cope well supporting vulnerable people who experience significant psychosocial barriers and health inequalities?

• Do you believe people have strengths, are resilient and are experts in their own lives?

• Do you thrive working autonomously in the community setting?

• Do you have good solution focused coaching and group facilitation skills?

• Do you possess the self-belief and courage to influence change in the world around you?

If you do, then we would like to hear from you!

The post holders will:

• Deliver holistic one-to-one and group based self-management support to people living with long term health condition(s) across Midlothian

• Work with a team of practitioners to deliver our Midlothian GP contract

• Practice persistent engagement to help people who struggle to receive support

• Support volunteers/paid peer supporters who have lived experience of long-term conditions and are supporting the Health and Wellbeing team.

• Use a monitoring, evaluation and reporting framework to learn and develop practice

• Develop and maintain links with referrers and services and supports we signpost people

• Provide one day per week to the Improving the Cancer Journey Programme (ICJ) which is funded by Macmillan Cancer Support as part of the Lothian-wide ‘Improving the Cancer Journey’ Programme.

• Support people’s non-clinical needs following a cancer diagnosis and work across organisational boundaries with partners to ensure the best possible outcomes for people affected by cancer.

Application notes

To apply please visit our website

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is Friday 1st July 2022 at 5 pm.

• Stage 1 of the recruitment process will take be to have a peer view with a couple of the team members within Health & Wellbeing online on Thursday 7th July 2022 for a half hour.

• Stage 2 will be a formal interview taking place at Thistle Hub on Tuesday 12th July 2022.

Thistle Foundation is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Successful applicants will be subject to a PVG check.