• Advertised from 3rd August 2022
  • 30 hours per week (0.8 FTE). Hours may include some working in the evening and at weekends.

Role

West Calder and Harburn Community Development Trust was constituted in 2013 by the people of our community here in West Lothian. Our aims and objectives are to improve the place we live in, the quality of life in that place and the opportunities available to the people who live there. We have delivered a wide range of projects and initiatives - from the physical (paths, signage and skateparks); the social (community events, newsletters, cafe); the cultural (exhibitions, celebrations) and supportive (counselling, social prescribing, peer support, volunteering for health) – and we do so in a spirit of partnership and cooperation.

After many years of working in community wellbeing, The Trust has launched the Good Connections Community Wellbeing Project, a social prescribing service available to people living within the catchment area of West Calder Medical Practice. Over the last 18 months, we have employed a Community Wellbeing Link-worker to develop and deliver this service, providing information and support to local people (aged 16+) to access services, activity groups, and opportunities that are beneficial to mental wellbeing. During this time, the Good Connections service has become an established and successful mental health & wellbeing resource in West Lothian and has recently expanded into the delivery of a programme of wellbeing activities that is coordinated by our Community Wellbeing Link-worker.

Our current Link-worker is taking an extended leave of absence, and we are looking to offer a motivated, capable and self-reliant individual the opportunity to deliver our Good Connection project whilst they are on leave. Our hope is that the right person will be able to contribute new & exciting ideas to encourage the project’s continuous development and that this could lead to the expansion of our Good Connections staff team – meaning this role offers potential for progression past May 2023.

More details are available on the Job Description and person specification.

Application notes

If you are interested, please complete the application form (do not send a separate cv) to the address stated before the deadline of midnight, Sun 28th Aug 2022.

Please note that we will only be able to contact shortlisted applicants.


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