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Green Social Prescribing Project Officer

Fixed term until March 2023, with possible extension
Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week
Location: Currently home-based
Salary: £26,000 per annum

Closing date: 12 noon Monday 21 June 2021
Interviews: week commencing 28 June 2021

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care System (ICS) has been successful in securing £500,000 as part of a national green social prescribing scheme aimed at improving the mental wellbeing of communities hardest hit by coronavirus. The focus of the programme is within Nottingham City, however the project will aim to grow into Nottinghamshire in the second year.

The project is being run by the Department of Health and Social Care, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Natural England, NHS England and NHS Improvement, Public Health England, Sport England, Ministry of Housing and the National Academy for Social Prescribing. It will test how to embed green social prescribing into communities in order to:

  • improve mental health outcomes
  • reduce health inequalities
  • reduce demand on the health and social care system
  • develop best practice in making green social activities more resilient and accessible.

We are seeking an experienced project officer with a passion for green activity, the environment, and the positive impact this has on wellbeing. The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of this ‘green’ agenda and community development.

This post will be employed by Nottingham Community and Voluntary Service (NCVS), a key delivery partner of the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Green Social Prescribing Programme. NCVS has been delivering services to Nottingham’s community and voluntary sector since 1875. The sector will have a pivotal role in ensuring the success of the programme. The programme in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire will be known by the name GreenSpace.

Overview of Role:
The Project Officer will assist the Programme Manager in achieving programme outcomes through strengthening the resilience of the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS). This will be achieved through the development of green VCS organisations to enable them to develop their capacity to accept referrals from link workers and others (including self-referrals). The Project Officer will also be responsible for mapping green community assets, developing green volunteering pathways and assisting GP practices to achieve green accreditation.

To apply for the role of Green Social Prescribing Project Officer, please download the following files which form the full recruitment pack:

Please return your completed application form to recruitment@nottinghamcvs.co.uk by 12 noon on Monday 21 June 2021.


Working at NCVS

NCVS is a welcoming, supportive and culturally diverse organisation at the heart of Nottingham’s voluntary sector. We positively welcome applications from all sections of the communities in which we work.

We expect high standards from our staff, and in return you can enjoy flexible working hours, excellent annual leave entitlement, generous pension and training and personal development opportunities. We also offer a city centre location and facilities for disabled people.

NCVS is a Disability Confident Committed employer. We are positive about disabled people.

NCVS is proud to be a Living Wage employer. All our staff receive the Living Wage at a minimum for the work they do.