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We’re Recruiting – Independent Advocates

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We are recruiting for two Independent Advocates to join Northumberland Independent Advocacy Service at Adapt (NE); one part time post and one full time post.

Post:                      Independent Advocate, RPR and 1.2 Representative

Hours:                   37 hours per week (full time) and 15 hours per week (part time)

Location:               Pegswood office, working flexibly throughout Northumberland (due to the COVID-19 pandemic staff are currently working from home. It is anticipated staff will return to Adapt offices and face to face visiting in due course)

Accountable to:     Project Lead and Director

Rate of Pay:           £24,396 per annum (pro rata for 15hr post £9,890)

Contract:               Permanent (subject to funding)

Training will be provided for the role. If you do not currently hold the Independent Advocacy Qualification you may be required to complete this. Personal development support will be provided.

Overall purpose

To provide Independent Advocacy, which supports flexible service delivery across the county.  A professional, customer-focused attitude is essential.

This post provides statutory advocacy services to the public in relation to the Mental Health Act, the Mental Capacity Act, NHS Complaints Regulations 2009 and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and their regulations and codes of practice. The post involves providing Independent Care Act Advocacy, General Advocacy, Mental Health Advocacy, NHS Complaints Advocacy, Relevant Person Representative and 1.2 Representative roles and could include providing Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy.

Please see the Job Description and Person Specification for further details.

Completed application forms should be returned by email to advocacy@adapt-tynedale.org.uk by 5.00pm, Friday 14th May 2021. Interviews will be held remotely via Zoom on Thursday 27th May.

Please tell us how you meet the person specification within the application form and state whether you are applying for the full time or part time post, and return along with the GDPR Consent Form.

For an informal discussion about the above posts please contact Chris Barker on 07413 271321 or by email chrisb@adapt-tynedale.org.uk.

Job Description

Person Specification

Application Form

GDPR Consent Form

Job Vacancy – Living Well Coordinator

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Job Title:  Living Well Coordinator (Social Prescriber)

Responsible to:  Adapt (NE) and West Northumberland PCN

Hours: Part-time – 3 days/22 hours per week, 9.00am – 5.00pm

Salary:  £23,761 per annum (pro-rata)

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

Location:  GP practices across the West Northumberland Primary Care Network

Each Living Well Coordinators are the named worker for one to three GP practices and will split their working time across these practices.

The successful applicant to this post will be the named worker for Burn Brae Medical Group in Hexham.

Living Well Coordinators are also asked to cover referrals for other practices depending on referral levels and team capacity in order to meet the needs of the service.

Please note that you are unable to be the named worker for a practice you are registered at as a patient.

Initially this post is 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.

Practices include: Adderlane Surgery (Prudhoe), Bellingham Practice, Branch End Surgery (Stocksfield), Burn Brae Medical Group (Hexham), Corbridge Medical Group, Haltwhistle Medical Group, Haydon Bridge and Allendale Medical Group, Humshaugh and Wark Medical Group, Ponteland Medical Group, Prudhoe Medical Group, Riversdale Surgery (Prudhoe), Scots Gap Medical Group, Sele Medical Practice (Hexham) and White Medical Group (Ponteland).

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 application forms to be returned by 5.00pm on Friday 14th May 2021 to: tania.thomas@adapt-tynedale.org.uk. Interviews will be held remotely via Zoom on Friday 21st May.

If you require any further information please contact Tania Thomas by email at tania.thomas@adapt-tynedale.org.uk or by calling Adapt (NE) on 01434 600599 (option 4).

Job Description and Person Specification

Application Form

GDPR Consent Form

 

 

We’re Hiring – Finance Administrator

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Finance Administrator

  • Permanent contract subject to funding
  • 15 hours per week (2 x 7.5 day exact days negotiable)
  • 10 days holiday per annum plus 3 days pro rata Bank Holiday entitlement
  • Salary £20,923.03 per annum pro-rata (£8482.30)
  • Auto enrolment Pension scheme

We are looking to recruit a Finance Administrator who is experienced in Sage accounting system and all general office functions.

The role will be based at our offices at Burn Lane in Hexham two days per week; days are negotiable.

We are in an exciting phase of our development and offer an interesting opportunity to join our friendly team. You can find more details about this role at the Job Description and Person Specification.

To apply please complete the Application Form and return to: jeanp@adapt-tynedale.org.uk by Friday 12 February 2021. Interviews will take place on Tuesday 23 February.

If you would like any further information please email: lizp@adapt-tynedale.org.uk.

 

Background Information

Adapt (NE) is a registered charity, company limited by guarantee and a social enterprise working with and for disabled and people disadvantaged by rural location. Adapt (NE) was established in 1991 as a community based group in the Tynedale area.  It has grown significantly over the last 30 years developing it social enterprise activites and in 2018 opened a community café on its site Cafe @ Burn Lane.

Any surplus that is made is re-invested into the company in order to pursue other activities that will support beneficiaries. The organisation is governed by a board of trustees who are appointed based upon their experience and abilities which they bring to the Charity.

Adapt (NE) currently provide a range of projects and services across Northumberland including Northumberland Independent Advocacy Service, Healthwatch Northumberland, Living Well Service for West Northumberland and a Community Transport Scheme.

 

Job Vacancy: Living Well Coordinator

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Job Title:  Living Well Coordinator (Social Prescriber)

Responsible to:  Adapt (NE) and West Northumberland PCN

Hours:  37 hours per week, Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm (1 x full-time post)

Salary:  £23,761 per annum

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

Location:  GP practices across the West Northumberland Primary Care Network

Each Living Well Coordinators are the named worker for one to three GP practices and will split their working time across these practices.

The successful applicant for this post will become the named worker for Ponteland Medical Group and White Medical Group (Ponteland). However, the Living Well Coordinator will also be expected to cover referrals from other PCN practices depending on referral levels and team capacity, in order to meet the needs of the service.

Please note that initially this post is 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.

Practices include: Adderlane Surgery (Prudhoe), Bellingham Practice, Branch End Surgery (Stocksfield), Burn Brae Medical Group (Hexham), Corbridge Medical Group, Haltwhistle Medical Group, Haydon Bridge and Allendale Medical Group, Humshaugh and Wark Medical Group, Ponteland Medical Group, Prudhoe Medical Group, Riversdale Surgery (Prudhoe), Scots Gap Medical Group, Sele Medical Practice (Hexham) and White Medical Group (Ponteland).

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 9 December 2020 to: tania.thomas@adapt-tynedale.org.uk.

Interviews will be held remotely on Thursday 17 December 2020.

If you require any further information please contact Tania Thomas by email at tania.thomas@adapt-tynedale.org.uk or by calling Adapt (NE) on 01434 600599.

Job Description and Person Specification

Application Form

GDPR Consent Form

Job Vacancies: Community Link Workers

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Job Title: Community Link Worker (Social Prescriber)

Responsible to: Adapt (NE) and West Northumberland PCN

Hours: 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm. Full-time – open to Job Share

Location: GP surgeries across West Northumberland Primary Care Network

Salary: £23,761 per annum

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

 

This is an opportunity to be involved in delivering and supporting solutions for patients across West Northumberland. We are recruiting for two 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.

Completed applications to be returned by 5.00pm, Thursday 5 December 2019.

Interviews will be held at Adapt (NE), Burn Lane, Hexham on Friday 13 December 2019.

If you require any further information please contact Liz Prudhoe, Director, on 01434 600599.

 

Background

Since April 2019, the new GP Contract has enabled the development of locality-based Primary Care Networks (PCNs) with an aim to both support General Practice and to provide a more holistic approach to the needs of their patients by linking them to a wide range of health, social care and voluntary sector services in the community, often addressing factors such as housing, financial strain and social isolation.

Social Prescribing in Primary Care is designed to support GP practices, patients, their families and carers in navigating local voluntary, community and statutory services, supporting and empowering patients to take control of their health and wellbeing.

Funding has initially allowed recruitment of two Full Time posts – (Job Share is available) for Community Link Workers to serve the population of West Northumberland PCN, which if successful may expand in the near future.

West Northumberland PCN is a large network which represents 14 practices across the area, centred on Hexham but extending west-east from Haltwhistle to Ponteland, and north-south from Bellingham to Allendale. The clients themselves may live rurally beyond these areas.

The Community Link Worker will work across a number of allocated GP practices, in collaboration with practice-based Care Navigators. Although initially referrals are likely to be limited to those arising from the General Practice team, the aim of the Community Link Worker role is to provide non-medicalised support to clients.

Community Link Worker Job Description/Person Specification

Community Link Worker Letter

Community Link Worker Application Form