Community Link Worker

We are looking to recruit at total of 6 Full Time Community Link Workers (CLWs) within NHS Lanarkshire (across North (3) and South (3) Health and Social Care Partnerships), however will also consider part time applications

This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of a Primary Care Multi-disciplinary team. The CLWs will provide a person centred approach in response to the needs and interests of GP practice patients supporting them to identify issues that affect their ability to live well. The CLWs will work collaboratively with patients supporting them through decision making processes to identify issues that they would like to address and help them to overcome barriers to improving these.

The CLWs will be managed by the respective CLW Co-ordinator and will provide a person-centred service to GP practice patients to help identify and to support them to access community resources. The CLWs will facilitate access to these by establishing and maintaining effective relationships between community resources and GP practices.

The CLWs will work in partnership with a number of statutory organisations and voluntary services, as well as internal resources. In addition, they will utilise social inclusion and community mapping approaches to develop links with other agencies within the community and create opportunities for the patients they are supporting.
Informal enquiries regarding the North H&SCP posts will be welcomed by Lynn Cunningham, CLW Co-ordinator, on

Informal enquiries regarding the South H&SCP posts will be welcomed by Carla Maxwell, CLW Co-ordinator

If you have any queries regarding the application form or recruitment process , please contact Linsey Norton, Recruitment Administrator on.

Whilst this advertisement may be for a specific post(s) in a particular location, applicants who are shortlisted for interview may be considered for similar vacancies in alternative locations.

Applications from candidates who require a Tier 2 Certificate of sponsorship (formerly Work Permits) will only be considered if no suitable UK or EEA national is identified for this post. For further information on the UK Border Agency’s new points based System which now governs the way individuals from outside the EEA can work in the UK please visit .