Community Links Worker - FTC

  • Full time
  • £26,814
  • Paisley
  • Closing 29th September 2023

  • Advertised from 13th September 2023


As a Community Link Workers, you can be at the forefront of helping people in Renfrewshire improve their health and wellbeing. It is all about getting the right support to people at the right time. This role is for you if you really care; if you are very proactive; if you are great at making community connections and love working with people to find solutions.

Community Link Workers work from within GP Practises. Through 1:1 support appointments and small group work we help people change their lives for the better.

We are recruiting for 1 full time Community Link Workers to work in Paisley. Working hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday (9am - 5pm) and Thursday (12pm - 8pm)

Please be advised that the role is a fixed term contract until June 2024.

Community Link Workers are uniquely placed third sector workers operating within GP Practises. We work with the entire patient population aged 16 and above.

Whilst we are not medical staff, we bring a unique skill set and a third sector perspective that complements the work of the multidisciplinary team in the GP Practice. We support people to tackle their health and wellbeing problems and connect with community support services.

Common reasons for referral to our service include low level mental health difficulties, problems with housing, poverty, relationships and bereavement.

Our Community Link Workers are based in GP Practises in areas of high deprivation, where people are experiencing health inequalities.


  • SVQ level 3 Social Services and Healthcare or SVQ level 3 Community Development
  • Meets the requirements for registration with the Scottish Social Services Council
  • Knowledge and experience of working with people who are experiencing complex social and emotional circumstances including mental health difficulties
  • Ability to work in a structured service, to follow a service model and collect information about the impact of the service
  • Extensive effective interpersonal skills in working with people on a 1:1 basis, including the ability to learn and use recognised therapeutic techniques Knowledge about the impact of poverty and health inequalities on health and wellbeing
  • Ability to establish professional relationships with multiple stakeholders; i.e. GP Practice teams, Social Work, Mental Health Services and Money Advice Services
  • Evidence of creating and maintaining community connections and networking abilities
  • Experience of working independently, whilst upholding the policy and procedures of the organisation
  • Ability to organise own workload and appointment system and use time efficiently to deliver a targeted number of appointments


A full job description is available upon request


Everyone should feel comfortable getting the support they need for issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health.

At We Are With You we work with people on their own goals, whether that’s staying safe and healthy, making small changes or stopping an unwanted habit altogether. We give people support in a way that’s right for them either face to face in their local service, community or online.

We provide a free and confidential service without judgement to more than 100,000 people a year.

We use our expertise to improve the help available and raise awareness around drugs, alcohol and mental health so that more people can get support.

We Are With You.

As an organisation, we continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports and celebrates the diverse voices and experiences of our staff. We know that representing the communities we serve is key to us meeting our goals of radically improving people's lives. We welcome the unique contributions that you can bring and we encourage people from underrepresented communities and backgrounds to apply to join our team, including people with lived experience, people with disabilities, people from racialised communities, LGBTQ+ people and armed forces veterans.

As part of our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant we provide a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates that are veterans and meet all the essential criteria for a role. With You is also Disability Confident Committed and we offer a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with a disability and meet all the essential criteria for a role.

If you have a disability, a learning difficulty such as dyslexia or a medical condition which you believe may affect your performance during any aspect of our selection process, we’ll be happy to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to perform at your best.

Application notes

To find out more and apply please visit our website

Closing date: Friday 29th, Sep 2023