Senior Social Prescriber

  • Job Reference: Snr Com. Connector
  • Date Posted: 14 July 2021
  • Employer: Suffolk Family Carers
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  • Location: Ipswich, Suffolk
  • Remote Working: Temporarily remote due to COVID-19
  • Salary: £25,991
  • Bonus/Benefits: Pro rata per annum (£14,751 for 21 hours per week)
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical, Charity, Social care
  • Job Type: Part Time
  • Duration: fixed term to 31 March 2022, with potential funding extension

Job Description

£25,991 per annum pro rata (£14,751 per annum for 21 hrs per week)
Fixed term until 31st March 2022 (with a possibility of extension- subject to funding)
Based in Claydon

Suffolk Family Carers is a respected charity that is passionate about delivering services to meet the needs of family carers of all ages. We provide a range of services to support adult, young adult and young carers across Suffolk.

Are you passionate about helping people to identify what matters to them?  Are you looking for a new and exciting challenge, to utilise your health coaching/coaching skills? Do you enjoy developing communities to help reduce isolation and loneliness?

Come and join the ‘Connect for Health’ programme and help benefit communities in the areas of Eye and North West Stowmarket and South Rural Suffolk (Shotley area).  The Social Prescribing programme established in 2019 is funded and delivered in partnership with the Ipswich and East CCG. It is delivered alongside key voluntary sector partners in other areas of Ipswich and East Suffolk

The Connect for Health scheme supports people to improve their health and wellbeing, connect with their local community and find their own solutions.

As a Senior Community Connector, you will work one-to-one with people in various settings such as GP practices, on board Suffolk Family Carers’ mobile information centre or at their home (subject to Covid guidelines). You will have the experience, skills and confidence to engage people and build positive links within local communities.  You will also have experience of leading and supporting staff.

This role is part of a job share and your area of support will be based in the Stowmarket area, but working alongside the other Senior Community Connector to provide support to participants and staff as part of this programme.

To apply, please read the job specification before downloading and completing the application form. Your supporting statement should clearly evidence how you meet the role requirements (set out in the person specification section of the job spec)

There is flexibility around working hours, of which include occasional evening or weekend hours, as well as attractive employee benefits available to all staff. We hold staff and volunteers in high regard, listen and enable them to flourish and see their good ideas through to fruition.

Suffolk Family Carers is located on a rural business park, easily accessible from the A14 and 4 miles from Ipswich.

Are you interested in being part of this exciting development? If so, we would like to hear from you.

Closing date:                         Sunday August 1 2021
Interview date:                       Friday, 20 August 2021
Informal enquiries:                David Grimmer via email or 07920 207502