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Community Referrer
  • Employer: Adur & Worthing Councils
  • Reference: CD/19/108852
  • Published: Thu 12/09/2019, 10:15 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 29/09/2019, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Starting from £24,313 to £28,785 p.a.
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Portland House, Worthing, West Sussex

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Community Referrer

Post title

Community Referrer, Going Local, across Adur and Worthing


Starting from £24,313 to £28,785 p.a.


Grade 5


37 hours per week

Place of work

Based in GP surgeries in Adur and Worthing, remote worker.

Closing date

29th September 2019


9th and 10th October 2019

Are you passionate about people? Do you believe that everyone has a hidden strength and just need help to discover it? Are you committed to supporting individuals to become healthier, more resilient and happier? Then a Community Referrer role within our social prescribing project, Going Local, maybe the perfect job for you…

Going Local has been operating in Adur and Worthing since 2016. Over 1,500 people have been referred to find out ‘what matters to them’, as opposed to ‘what is the matter with them’, enabling them to deal with issues that often include housing, mental health, money advice, lifestyle issues, loneliness, volunteering and addiction support, amongst many others.

Now the project is developing further, as directed through the new ‘NHS Long Term Plan’ and the newly formed ‘Primary Care Networks’ (PCNs), formed in July 2019 by all the GP practises within Adur and Worthing.  

We’re looking for a Community Referrer to join the team, this new role will be managed by Adur and Worthing Councils. Being an integrated part of the GP practices and the wider PCN family is absolutely essential and the post-holder will be expected to work at the surgeries, be comfortable in being shared across a number of sites and confident in building rapport with practice staff at all levels.

You have got to be passionate about people and have excellent core communication skills for working with our service-users, many partners and present in front of a big audience!  

You have got to be able to prioritise, efficient with your time and a good navigator - of both people and agencies.  And tenacious - we need clear case-notes, good diary management and attention to detail.

You must have client-facing experience, and if you’re a sound motivational interviewer and great ‘active’ listener all the better.  We’ll help you develop these- and other skills, making sure we’re the best for the people we’re supporting in our local communities and that your personal development continues to flourish.

So if helping people towards living healthier and happier lives sounds right up your street, please apply today.

Please note, your supporting statement should include, with examples, all the areas specified in the accompanying job specification.  All interviews will be on 9th and 10thOctober at the Town Hall, Worthing. A DBS Enhanced Adult check will be required; a driving licence is needed with access to car preferable.

For any questions or an informal conversation about the role, please initially email Jo Clarke: