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Social Prescribing Programme Manager

Job Reference: C005-I&ESCCG-200-19

West Suffolk and, Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commisioning Groups
Chief Operating Office (COO) I&ESCCG
Endeavour House, Russell Road, Ipswich

Welcome to the recruitment website of the West Suffolk and Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Groups.

Just over 1 hour by train from London, 1 hour by car to Stansted Airport, 45 minutes from your connection by overnight ferry to Holland; Suffolk inspires everyone, from George Orwell who adopted the name of one of our rivers, to the Suffolk coast and heaths, the inspiration for the composer Sir Benjamin Britten.

From the east to the west, under impressive skies, the varied landscape of Suffolk changes subtly.

Stretching north from Ipswich and Felixstowe, the Suffolk Coast, (with five sailing havens), and heaths has miles of Heritage Coast set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with beautiful beaches, stunning countryside and charming market towns for you to discover. The Ipswich waterfront is a beautiful ‘jewel in the crown’ and seamlessly blends moored yachts, the iconic university building, a working port, modern apartments and the alongside a lively mix of retail, bars and restaurants. Beyond this, Ipswich has three theatres, a thriving retail area and an abundance of independent boutiques and eateries in some of the most historic and architectural buildings in Suffolk.

Inland are undulating fields, enfolding picturesque villages and slow-flowing streams. Some of the finest ancient woodlands can be found in this part of Suffolk, an area that abounds with ancient market towns, including Bury St Edmunds and Lavenham hardly changed since its heyday as an important Middle Ages wool town.

In submitting an application form, you authorise West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process, should you be appointed to the post.

The main purpose of the post is to enable primary care improvement and transformation plans, including the development of social prescribing and primary care workforce across Ipswich and East Suffolk to achieve resilient and sustainable services for the future in line with our General Practice Forward View Plans.


The post holder will need to build strong working relationships and influence activities, including working across and outside of the organisation to improve services in order to achieve their objectives, particularly working with colleagues in our practice implementation team, County Council, District and Borough Councils, health partners, Suffolk GP Federation, Community Education Provider Network, Patient Participation Groups and the CCG.


As a member of a small team you will be involved in all aspects of primary care engagement and partnership working. You will also support wider communications to ensure the CCG engages effectively with its GP Patient Participation Groups and the voluntary sector organisations. Based at Endeavour House, you will be required to travel across Ipswich and East Suffolk. A flexible, can do approach as well as excellent team working, engagement and inclusion skills are key requirements.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks are required for relevant posts.

We welcome diversity.

The CCG will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a job vacancy and consider them on their abilities.

We are committed to improving working lives through a better work and home life balance and flexible working arrangements.

Smoke Free Environment

We also operate a smoke free environment policy and strive to be an equal opportunities employer.

Probationary Period

All positions within the CCG are subject to a 6-month probationary period; with the exception of those candidates with continuous NHS service.

Registration and Qualification:

Any position is conditional on a satisfactory registration check (if applicable) and qualification checks and that any information disclosed on the application form will be checked.


Please note when completing the references section of the Application Form, this should include reference details from the two most recent employers, but where an applicant has had more than two employers in the preceding three years, further references will be required.

That any offer of employment may be withdrawn if a candidate knowingly withholds information, or provide false or misleading information during the recruitment process.

High Volume of Applicants

Positions may close earlier than stated due to a high volume of applicants.

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