Team Leader – Social Prescribing

Deadline:

Monday 3rd June (at 12pm)

Interviews:

First round: Wednesday 12th June 2024 (online/teams)

Second round: Tuesday 18th June 2024 (in person)

The role

Team Leaders at the Centre are responsible for the day-to-day delivery by their respective team. This new role will contribute to and support the Delivery Manager to achieve the overall objective of the Centre, which is to deliver services that enable our community to thrive.

The Team Leader – Social Prescribing will line manage the Social Prescribing Link Workers and Coordinator within Generalist Social Prescribing and also deliver frontline services and 1-2-1 support. The split between front-line delivery and management for this role will be agreed with the Delivery Manager but we expect it to be around 80%- line management and 20% delivery (as floating delivery support to the team). The role will oversee the delivery of the social prescribing service, supporting individuals in the team and providing a reflective space to discuss caseloads. It will also involve managing relationships with key stakeholders including Bromley by Bow Health (BBBH), Primary Care Network (PCN) and North East London Integrated Care Board (NELICB).

The Team Leader will promote a positive culture of collaboration and innovation amongst their direct reports and team and support the development of viable service propositions to reflect the needs of the community. The Team Leader will play a key role in continuing to develop our internal culture within teams, specifically driving forward our commitment to being a truly antiracist and
inclusive organisation and creating space for honest conversations and feedback.

Social Prescribing at the Bromley by Bow Centre
Our Social Prescribing service helps to strengthen personal and community resilience, and reduce health inequalities by addressing the wider determinants of health, such as debt, poor housing and physical inactivity. The service aims to increase people’s connection with others and their local community and empower them to take control of their own health and wellbeing. The Bromley by Bow Social Prescribing service provides:

• Rapid social prescribing: Urgent, one-off support often around isolation, food, money and medication. People are contacted within two days.
• General social prescribing: Longer term emotional and practical support. People are contacted within two weeks and offered three to six sessions to explore challenges, set goals and offered a coaching style of support
• Social welfare advice social prescribing: Specialist support delivered by a qualified social welfare advisor to address housing and benefit needs.
• Mental Health Community Connectors: Supporting people with serious mental illness (SMI) to achieve better mental health and wellbeing, increasing independence and reducing reliance on services.

See attached job pack for full details

Application

We believe that being a diverse organisation that is truly committed to being anti-racist will create the best outcomes for the community we work with. We are therefore actively seeking applicants from ethnic minority backgrounds and the LGBTQ+ community for this role.

Please let us know how we can make the recruitment process more accessible for you or if would like us to send you the job pack in a different format by emailing People@bbbc.org.uk

To apply for this role follow the link below to our online application system and answer some questions about your experience relevant to the role.  It’s important that you answer these questions fully, showcasing examples of your skills and experience (both professional and personal) relevant to the role as we only use your responses to shortlist (we don’t see your CV until after we’ve shortlisted).