National Association of Link Workers
Social Prescribing Link Worker & Manager Champions
Start date: February 2021
Tenure: 1 year with possible extension for another year
Minimum unpaid time commitment: 2 hours per month (average)
Expenses: Travel, accommodation, and other related costs
Recruiting: Link Worker Champions for England regions and National Champion for Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland & Ireland. Manager champions-UK
NALW is pleased to provide this opportunity to members who would like to be more involved in our work to develop skills, enhance their profile, support others, and also gain access to further support opportunities.
There is no specific model of providing social prescribing because many different factors influence
how services are delivered, from the specific resources available in an area to the needs and values of a community. NALW mirrors this approach with national and regional community of practice to share practice regardless of employer or model.
The champions provide localised leadership and support.
Regional Social Prescribing Link Worker champions – these champions will act as a point of contact for NALW members in England regions (London, Midlands, East of England, North West, Yorkshire & Humber, North East, South West, South East)
National Social Prescribing Link Worker champions– these champions will act as a point of contact for NALW members in Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland & Ireland
Social Prescribing Manager champions– these champions will act as a point of contact for NALW Social Prescribing Manager members
Feedback from previous/ outgoing champions
We are delighted that some of our champions have been promoted to leadership positions at work during their tenure, whilst some have progressed into other careers. Our champions programme is indeed a career progression opportunity and part of NALW’s strategy to build sustainability into social prescribing!
“I was able to further my personal and professional development. I enjoyed the opportunities we were given as Champions – national webinar presentations and facilitating groups in the conference”
“I am so thankful that I got a chance to be able to act as a local leader for my region and I’ve had an absolute blast working with everyone in the NALW team. I’m so grateful for this opportunity which has contributed to me coming out of my shell. Anybody should be proud to be a part of such an innovative and talented team. Thanks for everything”
“I have had the pleasure of meeting some amazing Social Prescribers, Champions, and Supportive NALW admin members. I have enjoyed my role and I am thankful for the opportunities it has provided”.
Check the application url to learn more and to apply. Closing date is midnight, 5th February 2021
To apply for this job please visit www.nalw.org.uk.