RVA Social Prescribing Link Workers – closing date 15 March 2021

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

Reading Voluntary Action (RVA) is looking to recruit additional Social Prescribing Link Workers to provide social prescribing support for people in South and West Reading.

RVA and Age UK Berkshire have been delivering social prescribing in Reading for more than 4 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 Prescribing Link Workers connect people to community groups and agencies for practical and emotional support. 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 these roles is varied and subject to Covid-19 – to include rotating between GP surgeries in the neighbourhood (a consulting room will be provided), the RVA office in Reading Central Library and home working.

Further information
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Address Line 1
Third Floor, Reading Central Library
Address line 2
Abbey Square
Working from home
Postholder needs own transport
Contract type
Full timePart time
Greater Reading
£28,500/an/pro rata
How to apply
Open for applications from
17 February 2021
Closing date for applications
15 March 2021
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