Job Vacancy: Social Prescribing Officer

We are looking to recruit someone to lead on our involvement in an exciting new city-wide social prescribing project with our partners at Citizens Advice Liverpool and the Women's Organisation.
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Closing date: Midnight Sunday 3 February 2019 by email or 5pm Friday 1 February 2018 by post / by hand.


We are the independent champion for people using local health and social care services in Liverpool. We listen to what people like about services and what could be improved and share these views with those with the power to make change happen. People can also speak to us generally to find information about health and wellbeing services, activities available locally as well as obtaining support when problems arise with services.

Healthwatch Liverpool, along with the Women’s Organisation, are supporting partners with Citizens Advice Liverpool in the Social Prescribing scheme (Advice on Prescription Plus). This will run alongside the established Advice on Prescription service offering a fully inclusive Social Prescribing service to all Liverpool GP teams and other agreed referrers.

This scheme will enable GPs to refer patients to social activities and other types of support to improve health and wellbeing.  The project team (CAB, Healthwatch Liverpool and the Women’s Organisation) will engage the patient and ‘co-design a non-clinical social prescription to improve their health and well-being' using services provided by the voluntary and community sector’.

This role involves taking responsibility for our contribution to the Social Prescribing project.  Our work is constantly evolving so the ability to adapt and pick-up new skills and approaches is essential.

This post is funded until March 2021.

Main Focus of Post

  • To support the delivery of a Social Prescribing Service across Liverpool. This service will aim to support patients who are experiencing loneliness, isolation or inactivity, which is detrimental to their health and wellbeing.
  • To promote the Social Prescribing service and Healthwatch Liverpool’s other activities  by explaining our work to members of the public and other stakeholders.
  • This role requires frequent attendance in community and other settings including outside normal office hours.


  • Salary £22,730

  • 35 hours a week

  • Post funded until 31 March 2021

  • Subject to an enhanced DBS and satisfactory references

  • 25 days' annual leave plus bank holidays

Click to download the Job Description and Person Specification or find all of the application related documents below.

To apply for this post you will need to complete an application form. Read the application guidance carefully. CVs will not be considered.

Please submit completed application forms by email to or by post to 4th Floor, 151 Dale Street, L2 2AH.

Closing date for applications is midnight Sunday 3 February 2019. Applications submitted by post or delivered by hand must reach us by 5pm Friday 1 February 2019 and should be marked Recruitment.

Shortlisted applicants will be advised of their interview time by either phone or email, as preferred.


We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and identities. If you need support with any aspect of the application process, please contact or call 0300 77 77 007.

Social Prescribing Officer - Job Description
Social Prescribing Officer - Person Specification
Application Form
Application Guidance

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