Community Links Practitioner

  • Full time or Part time
  • £26,170 – £32,517
  • Hybrid: Glasgow
  • Closing 16th July 2024

  • Advertised from 26th June 2024
  • Full-time (35 hours) and Part-time (17.5 hours)


The ALLIANCE is excited to be recruiting new members to join our Community Links Practitioner team that will be based in Glasgow.

We have 2 full-time positions available which are fixed term until 31 March 2025 and 1 part-time position available on a 12 month fixed term from start date (subject to continued funding).

As part of the Links Programme, you will provide a person-centred service that is responsive to the needs and interests of people living in areas affected by socio-economic deprivation. 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 full time Community Links Practitioner will support the existing primary care team to adopt a links approach and the part-time Community Links Practitioner will support the existing foodbank team to adopt a links approach.

They will support staff in becoming skilled in identifying local services and matching 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)
  • 91 hours 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
  • Time off 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

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Closing date for applications is 9:00 am on 16 July 2024.

Interviews will be held on 29 and 30 July 2024.