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Community Link Worker, Nairn

Location: Nairn
Hours: 14 hours per week
Salary: £20,614.47 per annum, pro-rata
Contract: Fixed term until 30th April 2024
Reporting to: Senior Community Link Worker
Closing date: Midday, 30th March 2023

How to apply

Please submit your application via our BreatheHR portal. Applications must be received by 12pm on 30th March 2023.

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

If you consider yourself to have a disability, please complete the relevant section within the application pack to inform us of any arrangements that we may make to the interview process.

We reserve the right to close this advert earlier or later than stated. Please don’t delay your application to avoid any disappointment.

About the role

Are you interested in joining an award-winning Scottish charity whose aim is to provide support to people whose lives are affected by mental health or mental welfare issues? Change Mental Health have an exciting opportunity in NHS Highland’s new Community Link Worker service, for which we are proud to be the lead agency and delivery partner.

We are looking for Community Link Workers with a passion for supporting people to improve their mental and physical health outcomes. In this varied, new role you will be part of a large team across the Highlands that will take referrals from NHS Primary Care, supporting people whose health issues are rooted in social deprivation. The project will be embedded with Primary Care services and will develop links to community resources, ensuring that strong, working links are established between GP practices and their local communities. Working closely with GPs, Practice Nurses and other members of a Primary Care GP Practice or Practice Cluster, you will make links to community resources in order to help people improve their holistic health outcomes.

You will be responsible to a Senior Community Link Worker and you will have responsibility for a caseload, using Personal Support Planning to work collaboratively with people you support to reach their health goals.

People we are looking for

People who are, ideally, educated to SVQ level 2 or have relevant experience of work in health and social care. You should be able to plan and prioritise a workload and be confident about liaising with statutory and non-statutory agencies.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer.

If you are passionate about enabling Change Mental Health to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!


  • Professional development including funded opportunities.
  • A generous 37 days’ holiday.
  • A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light discount card
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