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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/10/2020.

Social Prescribing Link Worker

Job Reference: 348-SPLWSEP20

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
GP Practices Within The Eastleigh Network
Please see advert wording

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities.

Do you want to work for an established and respected local mental health charity?

Solent Mind is the leading ­mental health charity across Hampshire providing a range of high quality services to improve people’s mental wellbeing and to promote choice and rights to everyone who needs our support. Our services operate in various locations throughout the Hampshire area. We are currently recruiting for:

Reference: SPLWSep20


Hours: 37 Hours Per Week

Salary Range: £22,829 to £24,584 Per Annum

Location: GP Practices Within The Eastleigh Network

Closing Date: Sunday 18 October (By midnight)

Interview Date: W/C Mon 02 Nov 2020

Solent Mind is working with the Eastleigh Primary Care Network to establish a social prescribing service across the network of local GP Practices.

The Social Prescribing Link Worker will work as part of the multi-disciplinary health care team, providing support to people to improve their health and wellbeing, helping them live more independently and ensuring they are able to access resources within their local communities.

The approach will be person-centred, with a focus on strengthening both community and personal resilience.

For more information on this role please email: Elizabeth White Ripley (Head Of Wellbeing)




This position is being advertised on behalf of Solent MIND and therefore you will be an employee of Solent MIND and not Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust.

We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community and we are committed to equal opportunities

We strongly encourage candidates to read all available information to support their application, please use the application form to demonstrate that you meet the requirements laid out in the job description and person specification.

If you are short-listed for this post you will be informed via your email address therefore, please check your NHS Jobs Account on a regular basis. Previous applicants need not apply within a six month period for the same role.

A DBS check is required by the Employer for this post. The Employer will undertake an initial check at the appropriate level on appointment. As a condition of employment you are required to register with the online DBS update service and maintain this registration throughout employment; costs associated with this will be reimbursed, subject to taxation in line with guidance from HMRC. You will comply with all Employer processes in order to provide yearly permission to the Employer enabling it to view your status and to undertake random checks as required. If you change to a role where a check would no longer be required this will be confirmed and you may end your membership if desired.

Any personal information you provide will be treated in the strictest confidence and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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