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Support and Development Worker - Social Prescribing

  • Part time
  • £24,478 pro-rata
  • Borders
  • Closing 19th July 2021

  • Advertised from 5th July 2021
  • 29 hours per week. Fixed to 31 December 2022, extension subject to future funding.


We are looking for an enthusiastic Support and Development Worker to deliver our Social Prescribing service, SPRING. As a Support and Development Worker, you will work alongside the Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Manager to promote and deliver our Social Prescribing service throughout the Scottish Borders.

SPRING Social Prescribing is a community led and holistic approach to wellbeing in the Scottish Borders. You will support people to identify what is important to them and how they can make positive changes in their life to achieve their goals through accessing local services, groups and activities.

You will maintain positive and effective working relationships with a range of stakeholders, key partners and relevant professionals to offer a holistic support offer to people across the Scottish Borders experiencing low mood and/or isolation.

If you have experience of supporting people to improve their mental health and wellbeing, or personal experience of self-managing your own mental health, we’d love to hear from you!

All staff are presently working from home, with access to the office available for essential work. Under normal working conditions, travel is required across the Scottish Borders: typically, by public transport or by vehicle where public transport is unavailable or infrequent.

Flexibility in working hours will also be expected in order to meet the needs of people we work with.

Application notes

An application pack is available on our website: :

If you have difficulties accessing the pack please contact Annmarie Mitchell, HR Administrator on 0131 225 8508 or email

For further information contact Rachael Honeyman via email at

Closing date: 12 noon on 19 July 2021

Interview date: Interviews will be held on one of the following dates - 2, 3, 6 August 2021

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