Link Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,709 – £25,982
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th June 2021


  • Advertised from 10th June 2021
  • Four years fixed term. 37.5 hours per week
  • 056337

Role

“Macmillan Improving the Cancer Journey (ICJ) - a chance to join a team to deliver a new service for

Edinburgh offering emotional and practical person-centred support for people affected by cancer.”

Edinburgh HSCP – Macmillan Improving the Cancer Journey Link Workers.

  • Do you want to work with people affected by cancer in Edinburgh as part of a new service for the Lothians?
  • Can you listen well and work with people to find out ‘what matters to them?’
  • Are you a self-starter, motivated and compassionate?

This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to join a team within Edinburgh HSCP to support people affected by cancer. Educated to SCVQ7/8 level with strong interpersonal skills and a belief in the strengths and resilience inherent in people and communities, you will, along with the ICJ Project Team deliver a person-centred service as part of the Pan-Lothian ICJ Programme.

The role is offered as a four year fixed term appointment and offers a unique opportunity to work with a range of partners across health and social care, local authority, third sector and users and carers.

Whilst these posts are based within Edinburgh HSCP, due to COVID-19, a substantial period of flexible home working will be required.

Your role:

The ICJ Link Worker will help to promote self-management and address people’s holistic needs during and after cancer treatment and work across organisational boundaries with partners to ensure the best possible outcomes for people affected by cancer.

Application notes

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Sandra Bagnall, ICJ Programme Manager on

07970 702 656.

Closing date: 25 June 2021.

Interviews are planned to be held the week of 12 July 2021.

Apply link: apply.jobs.scot.nhs.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=56653

Please note, we anticipate a high level of interest in this position and once a sufficient amount of applications are received we will close the post. Therefore, please make sure you complete and submit your application at an early stage.