Job vacancy: Social Prescriber

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We are recruiting for a full-time Social Prescriber to join the Northumbria Primary Care Network social prescribing team.

Job Title: Social Prescriber

Responsible to: Adapt (NE) and the Northumbria PCN

Hours: 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm

Location: Cramlington and Elsdon surgeries

Salary: £26,281.92 per annum

Benefits: 25 days annual leave plus statutory holidays

The Northumbria PCN GP practices are Allendale/Haydon Bridge, Cramlington, Elsdon, Ponteland and The Rothbury Practice. You will be working primarily out of GP surgeries as well as, where appropriate, working from the Adapt (NE) office, visiting clients in their homes and meeting clients in other community settings.

Job Purpose

Social prescribing in the Northumbria PCN empowers people to take control of their health and wellbeing through referral to Social Prescribers who give time, focus on ‘what matters to me’ and take a holistic approach to an individual’s health and wellbeing, connecting people to diverse community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support.

As a social prescriber, you will support individuals referred to the service by working in partnership with them to assess their non-medical needs and priorities and link them to suitable resources, groups and services. You will empower clients to access the support they need, which may include accompanying clients to local sources of help, where appropriate.

You will proactively build relationships with clients, offer support and develop collaborative, co-produced solutions to address their issues. You will develop relationships with community organisations and statutory services to maintain up to date knowledge and expertise on local services.

Please find the job description/person specification, application form and GDPR form below. Please tell us how you meet the person specification within the application form.

Completed applications, along with the GDPR consent form, are to be returned by email by 5.00pm on Sunday 5 March 2023.

Interviews will be held on Friday 24 March 2023.

If you require any further information or wish to arrange an informal discussion about this role, please contact Dionne Finnigan


Social Prescriber job description and person specification

Social Prescriber application form

GDPR consent form 


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