Job vacancies: Social Prescribers


We are recruiting for one full time and one part time Social Prescriber to work across North Shields Primary Care Network (PCN).

Job title: Social Prescriber

Responsible to: Adapt (NE) and North Shields Primary Care Network

Location: North Shields PCN GP practices – Collingwood Health Group, Priory Medical Group, Redburn Park Medical Centre, Spring Terrace Health Group, Nelson Health Group

Full time post

Hours: 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm with up to two evening sessions per month to support enhanced access – evening session 4pm – 8pm

Salary: £26,281.92 per annum

Benefits: 25 days annual leave plus statutory holidays

Part time post

Hours: 21 hours (3 days). Actual days to be agreed (9am – 5pm) with one evening session per month to support enhanced access – evening access 4pm – 8pm

Salary £14,916.74 per annum

Benefits: 15 days annual leave plus statutory holidays (pro rata)

Social prescribing in the North Shields PCN empowers people to take control of their health and wellbeing through referral to Social Prescribing Link Workers who support patients to 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.

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.

We are recruiting for one full time post and one part time post; please identify on the application form which post you are applying for.

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

Completed applications are to be returned by email, along with the GDPR consent form, by 5pm on Friday 19 January 2024.

Interviews will be held at the North Shields Health Hub on 30 January 2024.

If you require any further information or wish to arrange an informal discussion about this role, please contact Holly Adair by email –

Job description/person specification

Application form

GDPR consent form

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