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Senior Links Officer

  • Full time
  • £33,173 – £36,011
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 10th July 2023

  • Advertised from 22nd June 2023
  • 35 hours per week. Fixed term contract to 31 March 2024.


Interested in making a difference through community links and social-prescribing?

The ALLIANCE has an opportunity to join our Links team and line manage a cohort of Community Links Practitioners.

You will work collaboratively while managing a cohort of Community Links Practitioners and providing support to the Programme Manager to ensure that the team is properly resourced and supported to fulfil their roles and responsibilities and deliver on outcomes.

You will have:

• At least two years’ experience of working within Community Learning and Development, Social Work, health or related field.

• Ability to develop a non-dependent relationship with awareness of personal and professional boundaries, whilst being supportive and respectful of others and non-judgmental.

• A solution-focused approach.

• Non-discriminatory values.

• Knowledge and experience of working with people who are experiencing complex social and emotional circumstances. For example, people who have social, emotional and mental health issues, live in complex life circumstances, experience chronic pain, drug and alcohol misuse or homelessness.

• Strong understanding of the challenges faced by people living in areas of deprivation in relation to living well.

• Proven and highly effective interpersonal and communication skills in working with people on a 1:1 basis and with organisations.

• Excellent influencing, negotiation and motivational skills in order to engage patients and to enable them to take up a wide range of community services and activities.

• Excellent networking and information management skills.

• Knowledge of facilitating service improvement.

• Ability to work effectively as part of a team and on own initiative.

• IT skills in word processing, spreadsheets, email and the internet.

• An ability and willingness to travel extensively within the local community and wider area.

It would be desirable for you to have experience of:

• Experience of working in primary care.

• Educated to degree level or equivalent within a relevant field, e.g. community education, public health, community nursing, mental health, with a minimum of two years post qualifying experience.

• Relevant post graduate experience or qualification in topics such as health behaviour change or motivational interviewing.

As an ALLIANCE employee you will benefit from:

• 210 hours annual leave (equivalent of 30 days)

• 91 days public holiday (equivalent of 13 days) that can be taken flexibly

• Additional leave between Christmas and New Year

• Contributory pension scheme

• Open to flexible working (formal and informal)

• Hybrid working – opportunity to work from home for part of the week

• Enhanced maternity and paternity pay

• Enhanced sick pay

• Employee Assistance Programme

• Learning and development opportunities

• Corporate rates for gym membership

• Time of in lieu

• Cycle Scheme

• Carer Positive Employer

The ALLIANCE is a healthy working lives employer and encourages a healthy work life balance and is happy to talk flexible working.

The ALLIANCE recognises that in real life, great people don’t always ‘tick all the boxes’. Even if you don’t meet every point on the job description, if this role and our organisation feels like a good fit for you, we still want to hear from you.

Application notes

For an application pack please see our website at, or contact HR at

Closing date for applications is 9 am on 10 July 2023

Interviews will be held on 21 July 2023.

Our vision

A Scotland where everyone has a strong voice and enjoys their right to live well with dignity and respect.

Our purpose

The ALLIANCE works to improve the wellbeing of people and communities across Scotland. We bring together the expertise of people with lived experience, the third sector, and organisations across health and social care to inform policy, practice and service delivery. Together our voice is stronger and we use it to make meaningful change at the local and national level.

We aim to:

• Ensure disabled people, people with long term conditions and unpaid carers voices, expertise and rights drive policy and sit at the heart of design, delivery and improvement of support and services.

• Support transformational change that works with individual and community assets, helping people to live well, supporting human rights, self management, co-production and independent living.

• Champion and support the third sector as a vital strategic and delivery partner, and foster cross-sector understanding and partnership.

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