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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.

MISSING LINK VACANCY

Female* Mental Health Crisis Worker (Assessment & Recovery Service)

Salary: £20,572 – £22,488 plus £1,500 uplift  for working nights (starting at the bottom of the scale)
Contract: Permanent

Hours per week: 37.5 (rota system including regular evenings, nights and weekend working. This is a 24 hour, 7 days per week service. Bank holiday working will be required)
Location: Bristol (based in North Bristol)

Closing Date: 9.00am, Wednesday 15th May 2019
Interview Date: Wednesday 22nd 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. The post is part of the Crisis Service and involves working with and alongside organisations within the Bristol Mental Health Partnership. This is a hub and spoke service with a 24 hour hub (providing a full crisis service across the city). The role is focussed on providing a range of interventions to assist with daily health, social care and wellbeing needs to reduce the crisis, build resilience and improve wellbeing. Post holders work collaboratively with the service user, their family/carers/friends and mental health and other professionals during any period of acute mental health crisis. 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 support planning and managing risk assessments
  • The ability to maintain hope and optimism for the individual with high expectations for recovery
  • Manage 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, Wednesday 15th May 2019. Please do not send CVs. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 22nd 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

MISSING LINK VACANCY

Female* Crisis House Night Support Worker

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

Hours per week: 33.5 (4 nights on/ 4 nights off)
Location: Bristol

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

Closing Date: 9.00am, Wednesday 1st May 2019
Interview Date: Monday 6th May 2019

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, Wednesday 1st May 2019. Please do not send CVs. Interviews will be held on Monday 6th 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

MISSING LINK VACANCY

Locum Female Dedicated Self-Harm Support Worker

Salary: Point 17; £23,836
Contract: Maternity Cover

Hours per week: 37.5
Location: Bristol

Closing Date: 9.00am, Thursday 25th April 2019
Interview Date: Monday 29th April 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 successful applicant will have relevant experience of working with women who have complex mental health needs including self harm behaviours. She will provide a service aimed at harm reduction and harm management, promoting a good quality of life, independence and well being.

A full driving licence and access to transport is essential for this post.

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, Thursday 25th April 2019. Please do not send CVs. Interviews will be held on Monday 29th 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* Volunteer Co-Ordinator

Salary: Point 19; £24,799
Contract: Permanent

Hours per week: 37.5
Location: Bristol

Closing Date: 9.00am, Tuesday 7th May 2019
Interview Date: Wednesday 15th May 2019

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

We are looking for a positive and dynamic Volunteer Co-ordinator who will coordinate and promote Missing Link’s volunteering programme, recruiting and motivating volunteers to get involved in a range of exciting opportunities across Missing Link, Next Link and Safe Link services. This role will provide training and supervision to volunteers in a variety of roles across the organisation and be an ambassador for our Volunteering Programme across the city.

The successful applicant will have

  • Experience of recruiting, supporting and managing volunteers
  • Sound Knowledge and understanding of volunteering issues at an operational level including working with volunteer policies and procedures
  • Experience of promoting services, engaging communities including those harder to reach
  • Experience of organising a range of events and campaigns using social media and other promotional methods
  • Outstanding communication, relationship building and networking skills
  • Full driving licence and access to appropriate motorised 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, Tuesday 7th May 2019. Please do not send CVs. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 15th 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 and Resettlement Worker

Salary: Point 12; £21,589
Contract: Fixed term until 1st November 2019

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

Closing Date: 9.00am, Monday 29th April 2019
Interview Date: Wednesday 3rd May 2019

Are you passionate about empowering female 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?

Next Link are committed to providing high quality community and outreach support to women and children who have or are experiencing domestic abuse, with a victim centred approach, focussing on their safety, recovery and resettlement in the community.

We are looking for highly motivated individuals with experience of supporting women who are victims of domestic abuse. As a community and outreach resettlement 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 and children
  • Experience of carrying out needs and risk assessments, co-producing risk management and safety plans with women 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 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 9am, Monday 29th April 2019. Please do not send CVs. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 3rd 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

SAFE LINK VACANCY

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

Salary: Point 19; £24,799
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, Monday, 29th April 2019
Interview Date: Thursday 9th May 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.

The ISVA will work closely with the Bridge (SARC), CYPS, Police, CPS and both voluntary and statutory agencies. She will have a good understanding of the traumatic impact of sexual assault and rape. She will need to have knowledge around the criminal justice process and will have a commitment to providing a high quality, victim-focussed and inclusive service.

The successful Candidate will have:

  • Experience of supporting victims to make informed positive decisions
  • Experience of risk assessing, safety planning and support planning.
  • Knowledge around rape and sexual assault and its impact on victims.
  • Experience of Multi-Agency working.
  • A commitment to the victim’s code of practice.
  • 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 9am, Monday, 29th April 2019. Please do not send CVs. Interviews will be held on Thursday 9th May 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

*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 ."