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Lead Practitioner

  • Part time
  • £29,206 pro-rata
  • Midlothian
  • Closing 14th July 2021

  • Advertised from 30th June 2021
  • 26 hours per week. Initially on a fixed term basis until October 2022.


Thistle are looking for a Lead Practitioner to support a team of Practitioners located within Midlothian GP practices.

  • Are you a health and social care Practitioner with extensive experience of supporting people to self-manage living with long term physical and mental health conditions?
  • Can you support a team to cope with 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 excellent 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!

We are looking to recruit a Lead Practitioner to support one of Thistle’s Midlothian Health and Wellbeing cluster Teams. The post holder will:

  • Support a team of Practitioners to deliver our Midlothian GP contract
  • Deliver holistic one-to-one and group based self-management support to people living with long term health condition(s) across Midlothian
  • 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

Application notes

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 14th July 2021.

• Stage 1 of the recruitment process will take place online on Monday 19th July.

• Stage 2 will take place at Thistle hub on Wednesday 21st July 2021.

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

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