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Social Prescribing Manager

Job description

As Social Prescribing Manager, you will jointly lead the management and development of our Social Prescribing and Personalised Care Service. You will be responsible for the development and management of our primary care social prescribing services.

The successful candidate will join our award-winning Personalised Care Team which delivers effective community support across Wandsworth. The team includes Link Workers based in primary care and adult social care, as well as a number of specialist link worker roles and a team of Health and Wellbeing Coaches. The Social Prescribing Manager will manage link workers based in primary care, and work closely with commissioners and Clinical Directors to ensure the service is meeting it’s aims. Additionally, together with the Social Prescribing Manager they will help to develop the wider service model and oversee operational improvements.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our growing team and help deliver a high quality and high impact service that is transforming primary care. The successful candidate will have excellent communication and organisation skills, be passionate about social prescribing and dedicated to reducing health inequalities. We are looking for someone who has experience of working in primary care, has managed health contracts, and values working in partnership with community organisations.

Job Purpose

To manage and oversee the successful delivery of our primary care social prescribing services.
To lead a team of social prescribing link workers; motivating, inspiring and championing them
To develop and grow the social prescribing service in primary care.
To work alongside the Personalised Care Manager to lead the wider social prescribing and personalised care team effectively.
Social Prescribing Service

Use excellent leadership skills to deliver a high quality service and seek opportunities for future growth.
Successfully deliver and develop an enhanced model of primary care social prescribing, managing all aspects of this service.
Develop partnerships and relationships with key stakeholders including Clinical Directors, South London ICS and VCS Leaders
Ensure the safe and effective delivery of assessments for clients and patients referred to the service.
Manage the social prescribing grant fund and micro-commissioning pot, distributing funds in line with Enable guidelines and any contract specifications.
Ensure referral systems are in place and appropriate and work with providers to develop tools to meet our needs.    

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