056337 R1 Link Worker - Health & Social Care
NHS Lothian

Job reference: 056337

Location: NHS Lothian

Job closing date: 25/06/2021

Job posted date: 10/06/2021

Salary: Band 4 (£23,709 - £25,982)

Employment type: Fixed-term

Job Type: Administrative Services

Hours of work: 37.5

Department: Health & Social Care

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Lothian

Fixed Term for four years

Interviews are planned to be held the week beginning 12 July 2021.

NHS Lothian is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce, and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best.

To this end, NHS Lothian welcomes applications from all sections of society.

***PLEASE NOTE: We cannot accept late applications so please ensure your application is submitted early***

**Please note: we anticipate a high level of interest in this position and may close the vacancy early once a sufficient amount of applications are received. Therefore, please make sure you complete and submit your application at an early stage** 

Edinburgh HSCP – Macmillan Improving the Cancer Journey Link Workers

3 full time posts (37.5 hours per week), 4 years fixed term appointment

  • Do you want to work with people affected by cancer in Edinburgh as part of a new service for the Lothians?
  • Can you listen well and work with people to find out ‘what matters to them?’ 
  • Are you a self-starter, motivated and compassionate?

This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to join a team within Edinburgh HSCP to support people affected by cancer.  Educated to SCVQ7/8 level with strong interpersonal skills and a belief in the strengths and resilience inherent in people and communities, you will, along with the ICJ Project Team deliver a person-centred service as part of the Pan-Lothian ICJ Programme. 

The role is offered as a 4 year fixed term appointment and offers a unique opportunity to work with a range of partners across health and social care, local authority, third sector and users and carers. 

Your role: 

The ICJ Link Worker will help to promote self-management and address people’s holistic needs during and after cancer treatment and work across organisational boundaries with partners to ensure the best possible outcomes for people affected by cancer.

Please note: we anticipate a high level of interest in this position and once a sufficient amount of applications are received we will close the post; this will happen at 12 noon on the day we reach the required amount of applications. Therefore, please make sure you complete and submit your application at an early stage.  

Whilst these posts are based within Edinburgh HSCP, due to COVID-19, a substantial period of flexible home working will be required. 

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Sandra Bagnall, ICJ Programme Manager on 07970 702 656

“Macmillan Improving the Cancer Journey (ICJ)- a chance to join a team to deliver a new service for Edinburgh offering  emotional and practical person-centred support for people affected by cancer.”