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13 Queens Walk, Edinburgh, EH16 4EA
£37,218 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
39 hours per week
Work From Home:

We are recruiting an Advanced Health and Wellbeing Practitioner to join our team which supports people with long-term physical and mental health conditions to self-manage and improve their wellbeing. The role requires an experienced practitioner with the proven ability to build successful relationships with local agencies and organisations within community settings and to support the development of practitioner colleagues, volunteers and peer workers.

The successful candidate will also form part of Thistle’s Training and Consultancy team and will deliver external training in collaborative, outcomes focused and strengths-based approaches to health and social care colleagues across Scotland.

About You

The successful candidate will:

- Be a health and social care practitioner with extensive knowledge and experience of supporting people living with long term physical and mental health conditions to self-manage.

- Have a background in collaborative, outcomes focused, strength based and trauma informed approaches and recognise the value of a generic, non-specialist approach to supported self-management.

- Be experienced in managing caseloads, waiting times, and supporting colleagues to achieve expected outcomes.

- Be able to cope well supporting vulnerable people who experience significant psychosocial barriers and health inequalities.

- Hold a firm belief that people have strengths, are resilient and are experts in their own lives.

- Have excellent solution focused coaching and group facilitation skills and experience of designing one-to-one or group-based support.

Thistle Foundation is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Successful applicants will be subject to a Disclosure Scotland check.

In return we can offer you the following:

· A highly attractive work environment.

· Support and supervision from your line manager and a supportive team of colleagues.

· A structured development programme including continuous learning with our internal leadership development programme.

Some of our other staff benefits include…

ü a contributory pension

ü a non-contributory death in service benefit scheme

ü Free access to the Thistle Gym

ü FREE membership* of the HSF Health Plan which gives, amongst other things,

o money back for everyday healthcare costs,

o a GP advice line,

o shopping discounts.

*This membership can be extended to cover immediate family members after completion of a satisfactory probationary period.

For further information please view the role profile here.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 2nd June 2024. Interviews are to take place on Thursday 20th June 2024.

Thistle Foundation is an equal opportunities employer.

Successful applicants will be subject to a Disclosure check, which will be paid for by Thistle.

To apply please send a cover letter and CV to . Your cover letter should outline your approach, commitment, and values to supporting people with challenging life situations or long-term health conditions.