RVA Social Prescribing Link Worker – closing date 24 January 2022

Reading Voluntary Action (RVA) is looking to recruit a part-time Link Worker to provide social prescribing support for people in Reading.

RVA has been delivering social prescribing in Reading for more than 5 years. Social prescribing enables people to take action to improve or sustain their quality of life based on what matters to them and their individual strengths. The Social Prescribers connect people to community groups and agencies for practical and emotional support.

The skill of the Link Worker is to motivate people to take action to improve their mental/physical health and their lives.

An exciting opportunity to work in a small supportive team making a big difference to the lives of people in Reading.

Recruitment timeline

22 Dec 2021 – Open application process

24 Jan 2022 – Deadline for applications

1 Feb 2022 – Interview day

Read more about the social prescribing service here.

The skill of the Social Prescribing Link Worker is to motivate people to take action to improve their mental/physical health and their lives. The Social Prescribing Link Workers will work as a key part of the primary care team helping to strengthen community and personal resilience and reduce health and wellbeing inequalities by addressing the wider determinants of health, such as debt, poor housing and physical activity (particularly for people with long-term conditions, including support for anxiety, for people who are lonely or isolated, or have complex social needs which affect their wellbeing).

The work location for this role is varied and subject to Covid-19 – to include GP surgeries (a consulting room will be provided), the RVA office in Reading Central Library and home working.

Further information

Address Line 1
Third Floor, Reading Central Library
Address line 2
Abbey Square
Postholder needs own transport
Contract type
Part time
Greater Reading
£28,500/an/pro rata
How to apply
Open for applications from
22 December 2021
Closing date for applications
24 January 2022
Scheduled interview date
23 March 2021
Will my application be acknowledged?
All applicants, successful or otherwise, can expect to receive a reply from us in due course