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Community Link Worker Vacancy - Social Prescribing

Derby City North Primary Care Network (PCN)

Are you looking for an exciting new challenge where you can make a genuine difference to people’s lives?

How about joining the team at Community Action Derby as one of our Community Link Workers for Derby City North Primary Care Network (PCN)?

The Derby City North PCN is a collaboration of six GP practices in Derby and is committed to improving the care of patients in the city working with Community Action Derby to take forward Social Prescribing in the area. Social prescribing empowers people to take control of their health and wellbeing through referral to ‘link workers’ who give time, focus on ‘what matters to me’ and take a holistic approach to an individual’s health and wellbeing, connecting people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support.

If you are a self-motivated, dedicated ‘people-person’ whose passion is to support and empower individuals to take control of their health and wellbeing, you could be just what we are looking for.

If you are a creative, innovative thinker, who would love the challenge of working across exciting new partnerships within the Primary Care Network and working collaboratively with NHS and Voluntary Sector colleagues in Derby, this could be the job for you.

The post will be hosted by Community Action Derby.

You will adopt an holistic, non-medical, person-centred approach to your caseload, co-designing action plans to improve health and wellbeing based on ‘what matters’ to the person and their individual strengths and needs – and supporting them to achieve their goals.

Ideally you will have worked in a similar role before, but this position would also be suited to someone with good local knowledge, appropriate experience and enthusiasm.  If you are proactive, enthusiastic and person-centred, then we would love to hear from you.

Closing date for applications:  12 noon on Friday 20 March 2020

Interview date: Thursday 26 March 2020

For an informal discussion call Kim Harper, Chief Executive Officer, on 01332 346266 or email

The application form and other relevant documents are available to download below - if you would like a hard copy of the application pack please email: or send an A4 SAE (Large letter stamp) to Chris Nicholas, Community Action Derby, 4 - 5 Charnwood Street, Derby DE1 2GT

Link Worker Job Description

Person Specification

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