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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We’re Hiring – Living Well Coordinators


Job Title:  Living Well Coordinators (Social Prescribers)

Responsible to:  Adapt (NE) and West Northumberland PCN

Hours: 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm. Full-time – this post is open to job share

Location: GP practices across the West Northumberland Primary Care Network

Salary: £23,761 per annum

Benefits: 25 days holiday per year, plus statutory holidays pro rata

Please note that initially these posts are remote-working due to COVID-19.

The Living Well Service team covers the 14 GP practices that make up the West Northumberland Primary Care Network. Each Living Well Coordinator will be the named worker for 1-3 GP practices and will split their working time across these practices. Living Well Coordinators may be asked on occasion to cover referrals from other PCN practices depending on referral levels and team capacity in order to meet the needs of the service.

This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in delivering and supporting solutions for patients across West Northumberland Primary Care Network. We are recruiting three full time posts.

Please find below the Job Description/Person Specification and Application Form. Please tell us how you meet the person specification within the application form and return along with the GDPR Consent Form.

Completed applications to be returned by 5.00pm on Wednesday 14th October 2020.

Interviews will be held remotely during the week commencing Monday 26th October 2020.

If you require any further information please contact Tania Thomas by email at or by calling Adapt (NE) on 01434 600599.

Job Description and Person Specification

Application Form

GDPR Consent Form