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Community Links Practitioner

  • Part time
  • £26,170 – £32,517 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 25th March 2024

  • Advertised from 11th March 2024
  • Salary depending on experience, 21 hours. Fixed Term until 31 March 2025.


The ALLIANCE is excited to be recruiting for a new member of our Community Links Practitioner team. We are looking for a Part-Time Community Links Practitioner that will be based in GP practices in Glasgow.

You will provide a person-centred service that is responsive to the needs and interests of a GP practice population. You will support people to identify issues that affect their ability to live well. The post-holder will work collaboratively with individuals to support them through decision making processes and help them decide upon the issues that they would like to address; helping them overcome any barriers to addressing these.

Using service improvement methodology, the Community Links Practitioner will support the existing primary care team to adopt a links approach. They will support existing staff in becoming skilled in identifying local services and matching them to the needs of individual people. Typical examples include social or lunch clubs, self-help groups, befriending organisations, hobby clubs (such as gardening clubs) and employment or voluntary-work agencies.

The Community Links Practitioner will identify community resources and facilitate relationships between these resources and the practice for the benefit of the patient. They will also build relationships and processes with statutory organisations, health services and voluntary organisations such as the Citizens Advice Bureau, Money Advice Service, NHS services and charities.

The aim of the Links Practitioner Programme is to support people to live well through strengthening connections between community resources and primary care in deprived areas in Scotland.

As an ALLIANCE employee you will benefit from:

  • 210 hours pro rata annual leave (equivalent of 30 days)
  • 13 days pro rata public holiday that can be taken flexibly.
  • Additional leave between Christmas and New Year
  • Open to flexible working (formal and informal)
  • Hybrid working – opportunity to work from home for part of the week
  • Enhanced maternity and 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.

PVG Scheme membership is required for this post.

Application notes

To find out more and apply please visit our website

Closing date for applications is 9:00 am on Monday 25th March 2024.

Interviews will be held on 4th and 5th April 2024.