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Social Prescribing Service Team Manager

Islington, Greater London (Hybrid)
£32,500 per year
Job description

Help on Your Doorstep is a small but dynamic Islington-based charity looking for a new Social Prescribing Service Team Manager to support and manage a team providing community based support and non-medical approaches to supporting patients. 

The Social Prescribing Service Team Manager will ensure the effective and efficient delivery of all Social Prescribing services; team leadership, service development and play an integral role in the wider organisational leadership to foster an inclusive and collaborative team culture amongst social prescribers and other existing teams. The Team Manager will work 35 hours per week, working 21 hours as a manager and 14 hours social prescribing caseload. 

We’re proud to be delivering life-changing support to diverse communities of people across Islington and we’re looking for someone who’s motivated to contribute towards more integrated working in the borough. We suppor tour staff by providing; 

  • 25 days holiday plus public holidays (pro rata for part time) and addittional days for long-service (up to 30 days)
  • Hybrid working – 1 to 2 days remote depending on the role
  • Pension scheme
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Access to weekly Meditation
  • Organisation wide away days
  • We can offer a friendly working culture and a chance to make a difference to people’s lives in Islington.

Role Purpose:

To manage and oversee the successful delivery of our primary care social prescribing services. providing management, leadership and support to a team of practitioners based on a broad understanding of evidence-based practice and expertise in working with people with complex levels of need that are preventing them from effectively addressing their physical and mental health. Manage a small caseload delivering high quality 1 to 1 services to meet the needs of adults and local communities.

Key Responsibilities:

To work with Islington GP federation and the Clinical Director in each PCN to deliver a coordinated and high quality Social Prescribing Link Worker (SPLW) service, supporting residents to access and engage with the extensive range of support in the community. Lead, develop, and supervise a team of SPLWs to deliver a high quality service Support the development of Social Prescribing in Islington and represent and promote the service to stakeholders Working with the Head of Service to help to develop the service, oversee operational improvements and participate in support, supervision and training as required.

Application Instructions

Applications should consist of;

- An up to date CV
- Supporting statement (not exceeding 2 pages) outlining how you meet the essential and desirable components of the person specification.
- Equal opportunities monitoring form (optional)

The deadline for receipt of applications is 9am on Tuesday 18th of October 2022. Please apply via the Charity Job site.

Interviews of shortlisted candidates will start from the 20th of October.

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Posted on: 04 October 2022
Closed date: 18 October 2022 at 09:00
Tags: Social Care/Development, Advocacy

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