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Social Prescribing Link Worker
  • Employer: Runnymede Borough Council
  • Reference: 931CS
  • Published: Wed 01/09/2021, 15:15 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 16/09/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Salary ca. £24,729 p.a. (37 hrs per week)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Runnymede Borough Council, Surrey

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Social Prescribing Link Worker

Salary ca. £24,729 p.a. (37 hrs per week)

2 Year Fixed term Contract


It is an exciting time to become part of the Social Prescribing movement. Working in partnership with the newly formed Northwest Surrey Alliance, Runnymede Borough Council is recruiting a Social Prescribing Link Worker to support residents across the borough with non-medical support and wellbeing needs.


As a Social Prescribing Link worker, through referrals from health and care partners, you will work with residents to identify their needs and requirements.  You will empower people to take control of their health and wellbeing by focussing on what matters to them and take a holistic approach, connecting people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support.   Referrals may be made for any one of a number of reasons, including inactive lifestyles, loneliness and isolation, anxiety, financial concerns, poor nutrition and those struggling with daily routine.


To be successful in this role you will need to have experience of working in support or advice role and working face to face with customers or service users. You will have experience of working in either a local government, health or voluntary sector organisations. Knowledge of the communities to be served by the post applied for, as well as services available locally is desirable but not essential.  You will need to be organised, able to work independently and manage your time well. You will need to be confident in the use of ICT and in completing notes and spreadsheets accurately.


You will need to be calm, reassuring, personable and empathetic when working supporting residents, as well as being honest, reliable, and flexible in providing the support and direction required.  You will also be able to tailor your approach in order to communicate information effectively. You will be having appointments with clients in a variety of settings including their own homes, GP practices and community venues and therefore access to transport to fulfil this role is required.


Posts are funded for a fixed term of two years with the potential for arrangements to be extended beyond this date, dependent on the availability of funding.


Please Note:  As the recruitment process will be including representatives from Primary Care, in applying for the position you are as a result giving consent to your information being shared with such representatives.


For more information or an informal discussion please contact Darren Williams at


Please apply online at Full information, including the Job Description, Person Specification and other details about Runnymede Borough Council, is available in the Extra Information attachment on the website. If it is difficult for you to apply online please contact Human Resources. Email: Telephone: 01932 425517.


We welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please provide an email address where possible as you will be contacted by email if you are selected to attend for an interview.

Closing date: 16 September 2021 at midnight