Health & Wellbeing Lead Practitioner

Location: Midlothian GP Practices

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Closing Date: 04 August 2021

Salary: £29,206 Per Annum

Specific Hours: 33 Per Week

Health & Wellbeing Lead Practitioner

 Job Details

Job Title

Health & Wellbeing Lead Practitioner

Line Manager

Strategic Leader




£29,206 FTE


Health & Wellbeing


Health & Wellbeing


Midlothian GP Practices


33 Per Week





Thistle are looking for a Lead Practitioner to support a team of Practitioners located within Midlothian GP practices.

The post is for 33 hours and initially on a fixed term basis until October 2022.

  • Are you a health and social care Practitioner with extensive experience of supporting people to self-manage living with long term physical and mental health conditions?
  • Can you support a team to cope with supporting vulnerable people who experience significant psychosocial barriers and health inequalities?
  • Do you believe people have strengths, are resilient and are experts in their own lives?
  • Do you thrive working autonomously in the community setting?
  • Do you have excellent solution focused coaching and group facilitation skills?
  • Do you possess the self-belief and courage to influence change in the world around you?

If you do, then we would like to hear from you!

We are looking to recruit a Lead Practitioner to support one of Thistle’s Midlothian Health and Wellbeing cluster Teams. The post holder will:

  • Support a team of Practitioners to deliver our Midlothian GP contract
  • Deliver holistic one-to-one and group based self-management support to people living with long term health condition(s) across Midlothian
  • Practice persistent engagement to help people who struggle to receive support
  • Support volunteers/paid peer supporters who have lived experience of long-term conditions and are supporting the Health and Wellbeing team.
  • Use a monitoring, evaluation and reporting framework to learn and develop practice
  • Develop and maintain links with referrers and services and supports we signpost people

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 12 midday on Tuesday 3rd August 2021.

  • Stage 1 of the recruitment process will take place online on Tuesday 17th August.
  • Stage 2 will take place at Thistle hub on Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th August 2021.

Thistle Foundation is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Successful applicants will be subject to a PVG check.

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As a Thistle employee you will have access to our fantastic training programmes (on full pay).

Everyone at Thistle takes part in our induction training within their first few weeks of joining us and our 4 day course, ‘Life is for Living’ within six months.

We also run our own courses,

  • enhancing learning in person-centred practice,
  • developing leadership skills

and we support all personal assistants to achieve their SVQ Level 3 accreditation because we are committed to creating career development opportunities.

You will have regular support and supervision meetings with your Lead Practitioner and team meetings, all of which are paid.

Some of our other staff benefits include…..

  • a contributory pension
  • The “Refer a Friend Scheme” which pays £150 for every successfully recruited person that a staff member recommends.
  • Free access to the Thistle Gym.
  • FREE membership* of the HSF Health Plan which gives, amongst other things,
    • money back for everyday healthcare costs,
    • a GP advice line,
    • shopping discounts.

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

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