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National Academy for Social Prescribing

Social Prescribing Senior Advisor – Regional (7 x Roles, 1 Per Region)

Job description

The National Academy for Social Prescribing (NASP) is a newly registered charity and company limited by guarantee. Our goals are to promote social prescribing and to bring about a social revolution in wellbeing, as set out in the NASP Strategic Plan. To learn more about our organisation, partners, and social prescribing, please visit
Role Details & Staff Benefits
**Job Title: **Social Prescribing Senior Advisor – Regional (up to 7 roles to be filled, 1 per region)
Responsible to: Head of Healthcare Integration 
Duration: Fixed-term contract until 31st March 2025 
Hours: Flexible between 30-37.5 hours per week
Salary: £40,000 - £42,000 depending on experience 
Location: Remote, with some travel required to NASP’s offices at Southbank Centre, London
Purpose of the role
This is a new strategic role for the organisation to navigate and convene senior stakeholders and social prescribing leaders at regional level, to drive quality, consistency and innovation in social prescribing through enhanced commissioning, delivery and evaluation. We will be recruiting up to 7 roles to achieve the following within a designated region; 

  • Social prescribing is scaled and spread via high quality support to Integrated Care Partnerships and their constituent members 
  • Innovation in SP is enhanced through a strategic, resourced and consistent approach to identifying innovation and development for scale and spread 
  • NASP is more influential and sustainable through increased brand visibility and improved access to evidence of impact, secured greater capacity from new networks, and improved take up of opportunities and services through better targeting of delivery and enhanced reach to priority audiences 
  • Quality, consistency and impact of social prescribing is increased through better access to information for social prescribing stakeholders (strategically coordinated, tailored and programme managed) at regional level and local level
    The 7 designated regions are: **South West, South East, London, East of England, Midlands, North East & Yorkshire, and North West. **
    The roles will be responsible for delivering the priorities set out in NASP’s strategy and respond to short term priorities set by NASP in response to government, NHSE and other national body policies and strategies as they develop.
  • Please see the full Job Description for a full breakdown of the Responsibilities of the role.
    Person Specification

  • A self-starter and a proactive, energetic leader with a collaborative mindset.
  • Experience working at a senior level (management and leadership responsibility) in a sector relevant to social prescribing.
  • Experienced at influencing external stakeholders at a senior level, especially commissioners, healthcare leaders and MPs. 
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to be proactive and spot new opportunities, especially those which support wide strategy and financial sustainability.
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritise, and be flexible in delivery, ensuring a strategic focus and to build on the capacity of partners.
  • Ability to facilitate and chair meetings with multiple stakeholders, achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Excellent partnership-building skills with experience of building trusting long-term relationships with senior partners and experience of inspiring and supporting organisations to work in partnership.
  • Able to work well as part of a team, and with the flexibility to support a range of tasks and responsibilities to develop social prescribing at NASP.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal, both internally with peers and senior management and externally with partners and stakeholders. Able to deliver presentations and write compelling reports and ‘thought leadership’ pieces. 
  • Knowledge of social prescribing policy, practice and commissioning, and ability to articulate the benefits at a senior and strategic level.
  • Great planner and project manager, able to produce project plans and budgets and co-produce delivery plans with partners, identifying risks and managing them together.
  • Good political awareness and the ability to work within a changing policy context.
  • Wider healthcare policy knowledge and understanding.
  • High level analytical skills and the ability to manipulate and assess qualitative and quantitative data and draw appropriate conclusions.
  • Ability to work in changing environments and changing priorities in relation to policy and/or NASP priorities.
  • Able to collate intelligence relating to data, health inequalities and local priorities and feedback to NASP.
  • Knowledge and empathy with NASP’s values and ambition as set out in the NASP Strategic Plan.
  • For more information and to apply, click 'Apply Here'.
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