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Senior Community Link Worker, Alness & Invergordon

  • Full time
  • £23,000
  • Alness & Invergordon
  • Closing 1st May 2023

  • Advertised from 7th April 2023
  • Salary Banding: Level 4. 35 Hours per week. Fixed term until 30th June 2024, with the possibility of extension subject to the availability of funding


We are looking for a Senior Community Link Workers with a passion for community development work and for supporting people to improve their mental and physical health outcomes. In this varied, new role you will be part of a large team across the Highlands that will take referrals from NHS Primary Care, supporting people whose health issues are rooted in social deprivation. The project will be embedded with Primary Care services and will develop links to community resources, ensuring that strong, working links are established between GP practices and their local communities. Working closely with GPs, Practice Nurses and other members of a Primary Care GP Practice or Practice Cluster, you will make links to community resources in order to help people improve their holistic health outcomes.

You will work with local community groups, voluntary sector agencies and NHS Highland Primary Care colleagues to contribute to development of community resources that can support people towards their health goals. Responsible to the Project Manager and taking a key leadership role in the Community Link Worker Team, you will make an important and innovative contribution to strengthening links between GP Practices and their local communities. You will work with local community groups, voluntary sector agencies and NHS Highland Primary Care colleagues to contribute to development of community resources that can support people towards their health goals. Depending on the particular area of the Highlands in which you are based you may also:

  • have responsibility for a caseload, using Personal Support Planning to work collaboratively with people you support to reach their health goals.
  • have a line management role for Community Link Worker staff

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for people who are, ideally, educated to SVQ level 3 or who have relevant experience of work in health and social care. You should have a sound theory base for social care interventions including risk assessment and you should be able to apply an analytical approach in finding solutions to problems.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer.

If you are passionate about enabling Change Mental Health to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!

Why work with us:

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.


  • Professional development including funded opportunities.
  • A generous 37 days’ holiday.
  • A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light discount card

Application notes

Please download and complete the application form and submit via our BreatheHR portal:

Applications must be received by 12 pm on 22 February 2023.

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

If you consider yourself to have a disability, please complete the relevant section within the application pack to inform us of any arrangements that we may make to the interview process.

We reserve the right to close this advert earlier or later than stated. Please don’t delay your application to avoid any disappointment.