EOI for a Social Prescribing Link Worker Ambassador
**The role is open to Social Prescribing Link Workers (SPLWs) currently working in Primary Care**
The Black Country and West Birmingham CCG recognise and value the contribution that Social Prescribing Link Workers make to general practice, but we want to do more and ensure that SPLWs are getting the best support possible.
The Black Country and West Birmingham Training Hub are therefore seeking expressions of interest for a Social Prescribing Link Worker Ambassador. The post will be offered and funded on a sessional basis and will be equivalent to a Band 5 for half a day per week on an ICS reimbursable hourly rate of £23.82 (including on-costs) until 31st March 2022. This may be extended after this period depending upon the success of the scheme.
The Social Prescribing Link Worker Ambassador will not be employed by the Black Country and West Birmingham Training Hub, therefore if you are interested in this role you will need to seek approval from your Practice/Employer to undertake this commitment.
The SPLW Ambassador role is to support the training and development of Social Prescribing Link Workers across Black Country and West Birmingham PCNs. The SPLW Ambassador will provide holistic advice and guidance on the development of projects and will be a strong link into the SPLW workforce to achieve the following outcomes:
- To enhance and support the delivery of a planned SPLW Network across the ICS;
- To develop relationships with other Social Prescribing Link Workers across the ICS to support integration and strengthen working relationships between SPLWs in PCNs to improve patient outcomes, better access and support general practice workload;
- To provide support to develop a Training Hub offer that supports PCNs with the recruitment of Social Prescribing Link Workers;
- To provide Primary Care SPLWs with support, advice and encouragement and promote the peer mentoring offer to increase uptake;
- To support the development of a training needs analysis for Social Prescribing Link Workers in primary care;
- To ensure that Primary Care SPLWs feel valued as a key part of the Primary Care Workforce across the ICS;
- To attend appropriate ICS meetings to provide the SPLW voice in discussions;
- To build relationships with Clinical Directors and other key stakeholders across the ICS;
- To ensure that SPLWs working within PCNs do not feel isolated and have a voice in more strategic discussions.
Interview Date TBC