Join the team: Link Worker Vacancy


We are recruiting for a full-time Link Worker. This is an opportunity to be involved in delivering and supporting solutions for primary care patients across the West Northumberland Primary Care Network (PCN).

Job Title:                                Link Worker – Living Well Coordination Service

Responsible to:                     Adapt (NE) and the West Northumberland PCN

Hours:                                     37 hours per week, Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm

Location:                               Office-based at Adapt (NE), Burn Lane, Hexham, NE46 3HN

Salary:                                   £22,549 per annum

Benefits:                                25 days annual leave plus statutory holidays


  • Do you have excellent listening and communication skills?
  • Are you organised with good administrative and IT skills?
  • Do you enjoy working as part of a team?
  • Do you want to help support West Northumberland residents to improve their health and wellbeing?

If you have answered ‘yes’ to the above questions, then the Living Well Coordination Service would love to hear from you.

Our Link Worker will be the initial contact point for the Living Well Coordinating Service (social prescribing), providing administrative, triaging and signposting support to people when they are first referred to the service, as well as holding a small caseload of patients with lower level support needs. The successful applicant will be provided with full training and induction, including NHS social prescribing training.

This is a new role within the team and will be based at the accessible Adapt (NE) site in Hexham, which also houses Healthwatch Northumberland, Northumberland Independent Advocacy Service, transport services and the Adapt (NE)Community Café, Cafe @ Burn Lane.

Please find the Job Description/Person Specification and application form below. Please tell us how you meet the person specification within your application.

Completed applications are to be returned by email by 5pm on Wednesday 3 August along with the signed GDPR form.

Interviews will be held on Friday 12 August (please note that interviews may be held remotely on Zoom/Microsoft Teams).


If you require any further information or wish to arrange an informal discussion about this role, please contact Tania Thomas by email or by calling Adapt (NE) on 01434 600599 (option 4).

We are also holding two Zoom Q&A sessions, if you would like to find out more about the role before applying. Just join one of the sessions via the link provided.

Friday 22 July 10am – 11am

Meeting link:

Meeting ID: 848 9664 7895

Passcode: 570519

Monday 1 August 6pm – 7pm

Meeting link:

Meeting ID: 847 1517 5255

Passcode: 068915


Job Description/Person Specification

GDPR Consent Form

Application Form


Find out more about the West Northumberland Living Well Service