We’re Hiring: Social Prescribing Link Worker, apply by 21st October


In this exciting role you will have the opportunity to make a real difference, supporting others to reach their full potential.

This role has three main aspects:

  1. To hold a caseload of participants and empower people to take control of their health and wellbeing
  2. To work closely with GP practices and other healthcare professionals to address issues that cause or exacerbate health problems
  3. To support existing community groups to be accessible and sustainable and to help people start new community groups

Location: Greenway Centre, Bristol BS10 and GP surgeries across North Bristol

Salary: £22,376-£25,210 per annum pro rata

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: Up to 33.75 hours per week

Holiday: 33 days annual leave (inclusive of Bank Holidays)

Benefits: Occupational pension, free membership to Greenway Gym and fitness classes

Contact: For further information or to arrange an informal chat contact Colette Brown

email: colettebrown@southmead.org, or telephone 0117 950 3335

How to apply: Do read the job description below and email your CV and a Cover Letter (detailing how you meet the job requirements) to: colettebrown@southmead.org

Deadline: 08:00am – Friday 21st October 2022

Click> here for job description and personal specification

About us

We’re Southmead Development Trust, a charity made up of staff, volunteers and residents who work together to achieve our vision of a thriving community. We improve health, wellbeing, local pride, and employment. We bring business and investment to the area.

Our two sites – Greenway Centre and Southmead Adventure Playground, are much-loved local venues that provide inspiring spaces for events, meetings, training and business.  We run or host an exciting programme of events ranging from conferences and sporting events, to creative writing, dancing and pantomimes.

We lead on holistic social prescribing across North/West Bristol, alongside delivering contracts from the Clinical Commissioning Group & Bristol City Council.  We partner with many groups and organisations, influence the future, and deliver world class services. We are piloting an innovative project with Adult Social Care which seeks to provide an individualised service, whilst saving money, by using our social prescribing and volunteer coordination expertise. We operate a gym with a range of fitness classes, as well as an exercise on referral scheme with health professionals. We are a founding member of Bristol’s Healthy Living Consortium and we have a number of significant partnerships on the horizon for delivery of Health & Wellbeing services.

About you

  • You are looking for a role where every day you are helping to change people’s lives for the better.
  • You will have experience of working holistically, on a one-to-one basis, with individuals who have poor mental health and wellbeing.
  • You have experience of working from an asset based approach, building on existing community and personal assets.
  • You have exceptional inter-personal skills, with experience of and enthusiasm for supporting people using a preventative approach.
  • You have an understanding of health inequalities/social determinants of health and knowledge of community based interventions that support people to lead healthier and happier lives.
  • You will have excellent IT, organisation, problem solving and project management skills
  • You will embody our values of: Positivity – Integrity – Excellence – Welcoming – Entrepreneurial


We are committed to building a staff team which represents the diverse community we work in. We encourage and welcome applications from all backgrounds.

Southmead Development Trust is a Disability Confident employer.

Please tell us if there are any reasonable adjustments you’d like us to make when you attend for interview or start work with us.