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We have a well respected staff who believes in providing high quality personalised support, tailored to our service user’s needs.

Our employees love the sense of community and support

We lead in our commitment to Equal Opportunities.

We offer specialised training and development for our staff

We offer a pension scheme, up to 30 days annual leave (depending on length of service) and 3 extra holidays including International Women’s Day in lieu.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

SAFE LINK VACANCY

Female* BME Trainee Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA)
Award Winning Service Safe Link

Salary: Point 7, £19,554
Contract: Permanent

Hours per week: 37.5
Location: Office is located in Bristol (required to travel across Avon and Somerset)

Would you like to work for an award winning service by providing specialist sexual violence support to Women, Men and Children who live across Avon and Somerset? If so we have an exciting opportunity for a creative and highly motivated woman to join our organisation.

Closing Date: 9.00am, Tuesday 18 June 2019
Interview Date: Tuesday 25th June 2019

SAFE Link was established in 2008 and is a service that works across the Avon and Somerset Police Area and provides emotional and practical support to victims of rape and sexual assault. SAFE Link provides an independent victim-focused service. The service is committed to the Victims Code of Practice. Our ethos is to enable victims to cope and recover after their assault. We can support victims to report to the police if they wish.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to work as a trainee within the integrated team. You will be supported to develop the skills, knowledge and competencies to contribute to and assist in the provision of ISVA support to BME victims and their families to cope and recover.

The successful Candidate will have:

  • Empathy with the needs of BME victims of rape and sexual assault and the barriers they face
  • An understanding of the impact of sexual violence and abuse on victims
  • The ability to learn new skills and a commitment to learning in the workplace
  • A commitment to participating in a training programme
  • A current full driving licence and access to an appropriate vehicle is essential.

Benefits:

  • Up to 30 days annual leave (depending on length of service)
  • 3 extra holidays including International Women’s Day
  • Excellent development and training opportunities
  • Employer pension contribution (minimum 5% of your gross salary)
  • Mindful Employer Plus Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Long Service Awards
  • Wellness Awards

How to apply:

Please download the application pack below and complete the application form. Please submit your application by 18th June 2019. Please do not send CVs. Interviews will be held on 25th June 2019.

Click here to download an application pack

or contact us by email: HR.Enquiries@missinglinkhousing.co.uk
Telephone: 0333 323 1543
Safe Link, 5 Queen Square, Bristol BS1 4JQ

Safe Link and Next Link are part of Missing Link Housing

SAFE LINK VACANCY

Female* Children and Young Person’s (under 18 years) Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (CYPSVA)
Award Winning Service Safe Link

Salary: Point 19; £24,799 pro-rata
Contract: Part Time (Maternity Cover)

Hours per week: 18.75 (Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday morning)
Location: Office is located in Bristol (required to travel across Avon and Somerset)

Are you interested in empowering child victims of sexual violence to make positive choices and rebuild their lives?
Would you like to be part of our leading Sexual Violence service?
If you are passionate and committed to making a real difference to victims lives we would really like to hear from you.

Closing Date: 9.00am, Monday 10 June 2019
Interview Date: Wednesday 19th June 2019

SAFE Link provides an independent victim-focused service. The service is committed to the Victims Code of Practice. Safelink offers’ both emotional and practical support to victims of rape and sexual assault. Our ethos is to support victims to cope and recover. This can include reporting to the police if they wish. We work closely with the Bridge (SARC), Safeguarding Partners and the Criminal Justice System (including Crown Court).

The ISVA will work closely with the Police, Lighthouse and the SARC and will cover the whole of the Avon and Somerset force area. She will have a good understanding of the traumatic impact of sexual assault and rape. She will need to have some knowledge around the criminal justice process and will have a commitment to providing a high quality, victim-focussed and inclusive service.

The successful applicant will have:

  • An understanding, knowledge and experience of Safeguarding
  • A sound knowledge of working with Children and Young People.
  • Experience of working in a health/social care environment
  • Experience of risk assessments and safety and support planning
  • Experience of Multi-Agency working.
  • A commitment to the Victim’s Code of Practice.
  • A full driving licence and access to transport.
  • The successful applicant will be required to complete a detailed Police Security and Vetting process. Full details can be found in the application pack or provided by HR.

Benefits:

  • Up to 30 days annual leave (depending on length of service)
  • 3 extra holidays including International Women’s Day
  • Excellent development and training opportunities
  • Employer pension contribution (minimum 5% of your gross salary)
  • Mindful Employer Plus Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Long Service Awards
  • Wellness Awards

How to apply:

Please download the application pack below and complete the application form. Please submit your application by 10th June 2019. Please do not send CVs. Interviews will be held on 19th June 2019.

Click here to download an application pack

or contact us by email: HR.Enquiries@missinglinkhousing.co.uk
Telephone: 0333 323 1543
Safe Link, 5 Queen Square, Bristol BS1 4JQ

Safe Link and Next Link are part of Missing Link Housing

NEXT LINK VACANCY

Female* Senior Safe House Support Worker

Salary: Point 15; £22,911
Contract: Full Time

Hours per week: 37.5
(Includes participation on out of hours telephone on-call rota and some evening and Saturday working)
Location: Bristol

Closing Date: 9 am, Friday 7th June 2019
Interview Date: Wednesday 12th June 2019

Established in 1999, Next Link is the leading provider of domestic abuse services to women and children in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. At Next Link we are committed to providing holistic, empowering and personalised support and advocacy to women and children experiencing domestic abuse. With a focus on survivor’s safety and recovery; we believe the provision of flexible support tailored to survivors need’s can be transforming, helping to maximise independence and self-determination so survivors can make informed choices.

We are looking for an experienced safe house support worker to take on additional responsibilities to provide high quality safe house accommodation and support to women and children who have experienced domestic abuse, with a victim centred approach, focussing on safety, recovery and empowerment.

The successful Candidate will:

  • An extensive understanding of the impact of domestic abuse on women and children
  • Excellent communication and delegation skills
  • Experience of providing support and guidance to less experienced members of staff
  • Knowledge of the safety, criminal and legal options available to women experiencing domestic abuse
  • Ability to oversee safe house assessments and allocations in line with policy and procedure
  • An understanding of cultural diversity
  • A full driving licence and access to transport with business insurance

Benefits:

  • Up to 30 days annual leave (depending on length of service)
  • 3 extra holidays including International Women’s Day
  • Excellent development and training opportunities
  • Employer pension contribution (minimum 5% of your gross salary)
  • Mindful Employer Plus Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Long Service Awards
  • Wellness Awards

How to apply:

If you are motivated, resourceful and passionate about empowering female victims of domestic abuse apply for this role and work as part of a team to contribute to the valuable work Next Link and its wider services, delivering hope and support to survivors of domestic violence and abuse.

Please download the application pack and complete the application form. Please submit your application by 9 am, Friday 7th June 2019. Please do not send CVs. Interviews will be held on Friday 31st May 2019.

Click here to download an application pack

or contact us by email: HR.Enquiries@missinglinkhousing.co.uk
Telephone: 0117 925 0680
Next Link, 5 Queen Square, Bristol BS1 4JQ

Next Link is part of Missing Link Housing

MISSING LINK VACANCY

Female* CRISIS HOUSE NIGHT SUPPORT WORKER x3

Salary: Point 9, £20,344 (pro-rata)
Contract: Permanent

Hours per week: 33.5 (4 nights on/ 4 nights off, Part-Time Applicants will be considered)
Location: Bristol

Closing Date: 9am Monday 3rd June 2019
Interview Date: Monday 10th June 2019

Would you like to join the largest provider of women-only services in Bristol bringing innovation, expertise and extensive experience?

We are looking for a positive and dynamic Night Support Worker who will work in our crisis house for women experiencing a mental health crisis and who are unable to cope in the community. Crisis House provides 24 hour support to women and works to a social care model of recovery. Successful candidates will be responsible for the support and safety of our service users.

The successful applicant will have:

• Experience of support planning and crisis prevention
• Experience of working in a support or care setting with people in mental health crisis
• Experience of managing emergency situations effectively
• Be able to work shifts between 9.30pm – 7.30am on a four nights on and four nights off basis

Benefits:

– Up to 30 days annual leave (depending on length of service)
– 3 extra holidays including International Women’s Day
– Excellent development and training opportunities
– Employer pension contribution (minimum 5% of your gross salary)
– Mindful Employer Plus Scheme
– Cycle to Work Scheme
– Long Service Awards
– Wellness Awards

HOW TO APPLY:

Please download the application pack and complete the application form. Please submit your application by 9am Monday 3rd June 2019. Please do not send CVs. Interviews will be held on Monday 10th June 2019.

Click here to download an application pack

or contact us by email: HR.Enquiries@missinglinkhousing.co.uk
Telephone: 0117 925 0680
Missing Link, 5 Queen Square, Bristol BS1 4JQ

MISSING LINK VACANCY

Female* CRISIS HOUSE RELIEF WORKER

Salary:
Day time £10.54 p/h +£1.13 holiday pay
Night time £9.94 p/h + £1.06 holiday pay
Contract: Zero Hour

Hours per week: Work flexibly in accordance with the working arrangement
Location: Bristol

Closing Date: 9am Monday 3rd June 2019
Interview Date: Monday 10th June 2019

Would you like to join the largest provider of women-only services in Bristol bringing innovation, expertise and extensive experience?

We are looking for a positive and dynamic Relief Worker who will work in our crisis house for women experiencing a mental health crisis and who are unable to cope in the community. Crisis House provides 24 hour support to women and works to a social care model of recovery. Successful candidates will be responsible for the support and safety of our service users.

This role involves working ad hoc day and night shifts as requested and agreed, at times with short notice.

The successful applicant will have:

• Experience of support planning and crisis prevention
• Experience of working in a support or care setting with people in mental health crisis
• Experience of managing emergency situations effectively
• Be able to work shifts covering a 24 hour period

HOW TO APPLY:

Please download the application pack and complete the application form. Please submit your application by 9am, Monday 1st April 2019. Please do not send CVs. Interviews will be held on Thursday 4th April 2019.

Click here to download an application pack

or contact us by email: HR.Enquiries@missinglinkhousing.co.uk
Telephone: 0117 925 0680
Missing Link, 5 Queen Square, Bristol BS1 4JQ

MISSING LINK VACANCY

Female* Recovery Navigator (Assessment & Recovery Team)

Salary: £20,572 – £22,488 (starting at the bottom of the scale)
Contract: Permanent

Hours per week: 37.5 (with some bank holiday working)
Location: Bristol (based in South Bristol)

Closing Date: 9am, Monday 20th May 2019
Interview Date: Tuesday 28th May 2019

Established in 1983, BRISTOL MISSING LINK (incorporating Next Link and Safe Link) is a leading provider of women’s support services in Bristol. Missing Link provides practical advice and support to individuals to allow them to maintain a rich and meaningful life. The aim is to deliver recovery and wellbeing opportunities for people with mental health and other support needs to achieve their hopes and ambitions. The successful candidate will be employed by Missing Link and seconded into our Bristol Mental Health Partnership and therefore will be operationally managed by AWP.

Essential requirements of the role:

• A minimum of two years’ significant experience working with people with mental health needs, or people with complex and multiple needs (for example, homelessness, alcohol/drug dependency, long term conditions, domestic abuse and sexual violence)
• Experience of outcome focused support planning and managing risk assessments and other self –management tools e.g. wellness recovery action plans.
• The ability to maintain hope and optimism for the individual with high expectations for recovery and be able to build trusting and collaborative relationships with Missing Link service users and other agencies.
• Manage caseload, documentation and time effectively, ensuring up to date and clear record keeping in line with policies and procedures
• Demonstrate proven knowledge of safeguarding policies and procedures relating to children and adults.
• Experience of managing a caseload, documentation and time effectively, ensuring up to date and clear record keeping in line with policies and procedures.
• A current, full driving licence and access to an appropriate vehicle

Benefits:

– Up to 30 days annual leave (depending on length of service)
– 3 extra holidays including International Women’s Day
– Excellent development and training opportunities
– Employer pension contribution (minimum 5% of your gross salary)
– Mindful Employer Plus Scheme
– Cycle to Work Scheme
– Long-Service Awards
– Wellness Awards

HOW TO APPLY:

Please download the application pack and complete the application form. Please submit your application by 9am, Monday 20th May 2019. Please do not send CVs. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 28th May 2019.

Click here to download an application pack

or contact us by email: HR.Enquiries@missinglinkhousing.co.uk
Telephone: 0117 925 0680
Missing Link, 5 Queen Square, Bristol BS1 4JQ

NEXT LINK VACANCY

Female* Community Outreach Support Worker

Salary: Point 12, £21,589
Contract:
FTC until 31st March 2020
1 x Full time (Bristol Area) 37.5 hours/ week (Includes participation on out of hours telephone on-call rota and some evening and Saturday working)

Permanent
1 x Part time (Bristol area) 18.75 hours/ week (Includes participation on out of hours telephone on-call rota and some evening and Saturday working)

Location: South Gloucestershire and Bristol

Closing Date: 9 am, Friday 24th May 2019
Interview Date: Friday 31st May 2019

Established in 1999, Next Link is the leading provider of domestic abuse services to women and children in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. At Next Link we are committed to providing holistic, empowering and personalised support and advocacy to women and children experiencing domestic abuse. With a focus on survivor’s safety and recovery; we believe the provision of flexible support tailored to survivors need’s can be transforming, helping to maximise independence and self-determination so survivors can make informed choices.

Are you passionate about empowering victims of domestic abuse to make informed choices about their and their families’ lives? If yes, would you like to join the largest independent provider of domestic abuse service in Bristol?

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with experience of supporting victims of domestic abuse. As a community outreach support worker you will provide a co-ordinated package of emotional and practical support, advice and advocacy to survivors of domestic violence and their children who may have moved out of safe house, are already living in the community or who are still in abusive relationships. You will support victims/survivors to live independently and assist in their recovery, empowering them to increase their options and make positive decisions improving their confidence, community and social networks and safety.

The successful Candidate will have:

  • an understanding of the impact of domestic abuse on women, men (South Glos only) and children
  • experience of carrying out needs and risk assessments, co-producing risk management and safety plans with women, men (South Glos only) and children experiencing domestic abuse
  • experience providing support to individuals to sustain/ manage their tenancies and avoid tenancy breakdown
  • an understanding of cultural diversity and domestic abuse
  • the ability to provide respectful, non-judgemental, and confidential support to women, men (South Glos only) and their children
  • a full driving licence and access to transport

Benefits:

  • Up to 30 days annual leave (depending on length of service)
  • 3 extra holidays including International Women’s Day
  • Excellent development and training opportunities
  • Employer pension contribution (minimum 5% of your gross salary)
  • Mindful Employer Plus Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Long Service Awards
  • Wellness Awards

How to apply:

If you are motivated, resourceful and passionate about empowering female victims of domestic abuse apply for this role and work as part of a team to contribute to the valuable work Next Link and its wider services, delivering hope and support to survivors of domestic violence and abuse.

Please download the application pack and complete the application form. Please submit your application by 9 am, Friday 24th May 2019. Please do not send CVs. Interviews will be held on Friday 31st May 2019.

Click here to download an application pack

or contact us by email: HR.Enquiries@missinglinkhousing.co.uk
Telephone: 0117 925 0680
Next Link, 5 Queen Square, Bristol BS1 4JQ

Next Link is part of Missing Link Housing

*All posts are exempt under section 7 (2) (f) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975

*Due to the specific requirements of this role, this post is exempt under the Equality Act (2010), Part 1, Schedule 9 (Genuine Occupational Requirement)

SAFE Link service users feedback

"this is just what I have been looking for"
"it’s such a relief to know I am not the only one feeling this way"
"being part of the group helps my confidence, helps me to look on the positive side and have understanding support"

Quotes from police

"I cannot speak highly enough of ALL the ISVA’s"
"Every ISVA is passionate and motivated and are highly professional."
"In short a pleasure to work with and we look forward to working many more years together"
"The ISVAS are so valuable and assist in so many ways"
"9 times out of 10 when a victim is worried about a police investigation they say that they feel stronger knowing that they have someone independent to explain things."
"I feel a lot of victims would not stay on board if the ISVAS were not about and often victims are still scared to speak to police officers ."