Vacancy - Social Prescribing Manager

Help us deliver better health outcomes for everyone in Merton.

Merton Voluntary Service Council’s mission is to support, enable and champion the voluntary, community and faith sectors in Merton.  Delivering capacity building, training, financial management and assistance with good governance, we help the third sector recruit volunteers, win hearts and minds, and above all, make things happen to transform the lives of the borough’s 211,000 people.

We are currently expanding our well-established Social Prescribing Service across a number of GP practices.  Shaping the future of the service, you will build on innovative partnership working with Healthwatch Merton, the Merton Clinical Commissioning Group and London Borough of Merton Public Health, as you give local people the support they need to take active ownership of their health and wellbeing.  Equally importantly, you will carefully tailor interventions to meet individual needs, forge best practice in social prescribing, and engage with the voluntary sector to assess the impact of your activity.  Above all, you will enthuse your team to maximise their potential as you embed the service in every GP practice across the Borough – securing better outcomes for a population of nearly a quarter of a million.

A seasoned manager and strategic thinker, you will be experienced in gathering and analysing data, setting and meeting stretching KPIs, and building lasting and productive partnerships.  What’s more, you should be capable of creating risk assessments and detailed reports, and passionate about health improvement, with sound knowledge of the medical, social care and voluntary sectors.  Like us, you will be strongly focused on outcomes and ready to go the extra mile, and you will bring all the skills to deliver a social prescribing service for the twenty-first century.  Finally, familiarity with motivational interviewing and/or coaching techniques would be very useful but is by no means essential.

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  • Secondment considered
  • 28 hours per week (four days).
  • 12-month fixed-term contract with possible extension, subject to funding.
  • £38,623 pro rata (£30,899 actual for 28 hours) plus pension (includes Outer London Weighting).
  • Closing date for applications: 9.00am Monday, 11th November 2019.
  • Formal interviews will be held on Friday, 15th November 2019.
  • Applicants will be notified by telephone if they are to be invited for interview.

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If you wish to discuss this opportunity informally, please contact us on 020 8685 1771.