The Health Agency
The Health Agency

Charity registered in Scotland SC027773

The Health Agency seeks to enable local people to take action that makes a positive impact on their own and their community’s physical, mental and emotional well-being. The Health Agency is a community led organisation that over the years has demonstrated a successful record in delivering Social capital Outcomes within Wester Hailes and wider South West Edinburgh. It has been making a positive impact on the lives of local residents since it was established in its current form in 1999 and is a significant valued resource.

Current vacancies

Part Time Receptionist

  • Part time
  • £21,840 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh (On site)
  • Closing 26th April 2024

The Health Agency is a community led organisation that aims to address local health inequalities that lead to issues around health and wellbeing. We were established in 1999 and have been making a positive impact on the lives of local residents for 25 years.

As Receptionist you will be the first point of contact, providing a friendly and professional service to all callers and visitors. In addition, you will assist in a variety of administrative duties to support the smooth and efficient operation of The Health Agency.

Benefits of working with us include:

  • 35 days pro rata Annual Leave, including Bank holidays.
  • Auto-enrolment into Nest pension scheme – 3% contribution
  • Cycle to Work scheme.

You should have experience and a working knowledge of reception duties including Microsoft Office packages. Knowledge of Salesforce would be beneficial.

At times you will be dealing with multiple callers and visitors therefore you must be able to adapt your communication style and use your own initiative to problem solve. You must also appreciate the need to respect the confidentiality of individuals and their information. This is a desk share vacancy. You must be able to commit to the days and working hours required.

The successful candidate will be required to apply for a Basic Disclosure check from Disclosure Scotland. The Health Agency will cover the cost of the application.

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Mental Health Co-ordinator

  • Part time
  • £25,900 – £28,900 pro-rata
  • Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre
  • Closing 26th May 2023

Main duties & responsibilities

• Collaborate with the Services Manager to ensure the service meets its objectives.

• Provide support to a team of mental health practitioners providing therapeutic, emotional and practical support

• Work collaboratively with statutory services such as NHS specialist mental health services and GP’s, to ensure that joined-up, holistic support is offered to families.

• Provide practical support and supervision to Practitioners.

• To develop relationships with academic institutions and promote The Health Agency as a placement provider to trainees looking to carry out clinical hours as part of their course.

• Perform all necessary functions of a placement provider, including completing placement paperwork and taking safeguarding calls while on duty.

• Carry out regular trainee intakes to maintain consistent levels of available therapies – including selecting for interview, interviewing and inducting.

• Assist in the management of the support team in relation to work practice, conduct, absence, supervision, support and the identification of training needs.

• Assist in the induction of new employees and in the recruitment process where required.

• Assist the Services Manager to adequately deploy staff to meet the support needs of people who use the service.

• Assist in the monitoring and administration of the project process and procedures.

• Ensure that all financial and other records are maintained accurately, and that all reporting requirements are met in a timely manner.

• Assist with any further tasks or projects as required.

• Develop effective relationships with other groups and agencies in the area

• Be responsible for maintaining the relevant systems of documentation.

• Provide accurate information and reports as required.

• Participate in training activities and meetings as required.

• Uphold THA’s Code of Practice.

• Other duties, deemed appropriate to this grade, as and when required.

• Work in accordance with all THA’s policies and procedures.

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Office Administrator

  • Part time
  • £25,407 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th January 2023

We are looking to recruit an experienced Office Administrator to join our team and support the smooth running of the organisation.

The Health Agency is a community led organisation and a registered charity. We address local health inequalities by working to improve the life circumstances that cause poor health in the community. We try to reduce the severity of health and social consequences of inequalities, help individuals and communities resist the effects of inequality on health and wellbeing and encourage collective action that will strengthen local democracy in Wester Hailes.

The successful candidate will be a highly organised and responsible individual, who enjoys working in a varied and flexible role and as part of a team. You will be a team player, with excellent administrative skills and undertake work to a high level of accuracy.

The post holder will be based in our office in Wester Hailes.

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

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Community Link Worker

  • Full time
  • £31,321
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th October 2022

The Community Link Worker (CLW) programme is delivered in partnership with Edinburgh Health & Social Care Partnership, Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations Council (EVOC), GP Practices and the 3rd sector to support people to live well through strengthening connections between community resources and primary care.

The postholder will be employed by the Health Agency as part of their community health initiative which aims to improve health and wellbeing of people living in the South West of Edinburgh. They will be expected to work alongside The Health Agency team and work in partnership with the Wester Hailes Medical Practice.

The post holder will provide a person-centred service that is responsive to the needs and interests of GP practice populations living in Wester Hailes.

They will support people to identify issues that affect their ability to live well. Taking a person-centred approach, the post holder will support individuals to help them identify personal outcomes and priorities that they would like to address, to overcome any barriers to addressing these and to link them to local and national support services and activities. They will also build relationships and processes between the GP practices and community resources, statutory organisations, other health services and voluntary organisations.

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds

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Top job! Chief Executive Officer

  • Full time
  • £46,000
  • Edinburgh - hybrid working may be negotiated
  • Closing 23rd September 2022

The Health Agency is a community led health initiative based within the integrated Health and Social Care Healthy Living Centre in Wester Hailes. We are looking for an exceptional individual to work with our Board of Directors to uphold the values and ethos of the organisation and provide effective leadership to our committed and experienced staff team.

The CEO is the lead staff member responsible for the day to day provision of services as well as having an overview of finance and administration, while ensuring the strategic leadership, direction, planning and performance of the Health Agency. The CEO will support the Board of Directors and supply them with the appropriate information to make decisions.

The post holder must have a strong understanding of the challenges faced by people living in areas of multiple deprivation and have effective interpersonal skills. The ability to develop projects and relationships with external partners is a key requirement of the post.

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Community Link Worker

  • Part time
  • £26,970 – £27,500 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 1st November 2021

The Community Link Worker (CLW) programme is delivered in partnership with Edinburgh Health & Social Care Partnership, Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations Council (EVOC), GP Practices and the 3rd sector to support people to live well through strengthening connections between community resources and primary care.

The postholder will be employed by the Health Agency as part of their community health initiative which aims to improve health and wellbeing of people living in the South West of Edinburgh. They will be expected to work alongside The Health Agency team and work in partnership with Ratho Medical Practice and Riccarton General Practice.

The post holder will provide a person-centred service that is responsive to the needs and interests of GP practice populations living in the Ratho and Riccarton areas, as well as the students based on campus (this practice largely constitutes the university health service for Heriot Watt University).

They will support people to identify issues that affect their ability to live well. Taking a person-centred approach, the post holder will support individuals to help them identify personal outcomes and priorities that they would like to address, to overcome any barriers to addressing these and to link them to local and national support services and activities. They will also build relationships and processes between the GP practices and community resources, statutory organisations, other health services and voluntary organisations.

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

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Physical Activity Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £26,104 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 5th August 2021

We are looking to recruit a Physical Activity Coordinator to join our team and support our physical activity programme as part of our wider holistic service.

The Health Agency is a community led organisation and a registered charity. Our aim is to address issues around inequality and improve the health and wellbeing of anyone living in South West Edinburgh.

Our physical activity programme is designed to support people improve their health and identify and achieve their health goals. The post holder must have a strong understanding of using a community development approach to support people affected by cancer, long-term conditions and health inequalities. They should also have highly effective interpersonal skills in working with people on a 1:1 and group basis, as well as with organisations.

The post holder will normally be based in our office in the Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre although due to COVID-19 restrictions, may be based at home initially.

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

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Cancer Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £26,717 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th June 2021

We are looking to recruit a Cancer Support Worker to join our team and support the delivery of our Westerhaven Cancer Information and Support Centre.

Westerhaven offers a wide range of specialist support services to those affected by cancer and long-term conditions such as COPD or heart failure. We also provide a service to relatives, carers, and friends of anyone who has received a diagnosis and as well as anyone bereaved due to cancer.

The Health Agency is a community led organisation and a registered charity. We address local health inequalities by working to improve the life circumstances that cause poor health in the community. We try to reduce the severity of health and social consequences of inequalities, help individuals and communities resist the effects of inequality on health and wellbeing and encourage collective action that will strengthen local democracy in Wester Hailes.

The successful candidate will be a highly organised and responsible individual, who enjoys working in a varied and flexible role, with an ability to work effectively as part of a team as well as under their own initiative.

The post holder must have a strong understanding of the challenges faced by people affected by cancer and long-term conditions and have highly effective interpersonal skills in working with people on a 1:1 basis and with organisations.

The post holder will normally be based in our office based in the Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre in Wester Hailes although due to COVID-19 restrictions, may be based at home initially.

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

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