Established in 1999, Next Link provides a range of domestic abuse support services to women and children within Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset and South Gloucestershire.


Next Link is a progressive employer and offers 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 have a commitment to training and development.

Next Link is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.Next Link is committed to Equal Opportunities.

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

Next Link is part of Missing Link Housing


Next Link has been successful in the re- commissioning process to deliver Bristol’s domestic abuse safe house and community support services. Our new integrated service delivery team is expanding and we have a number of exciting opportunities for creative and highly motivated women with a broad understanding of domestic abuse issues, complex needs and a commitment to providing a high quality inclusive service within Bristol.


Domestic Violence Group Work Programme Co-Ordinator

This post will take a lead role in co-ordinating the development and delivery of a high quality group work programme for female survivors of domestic abuse; comprising of 12 courses (Freedom Programme, CRUSH, Recovery Tool Kit) in dispersed venues across Bristol

Salary: Point 31: £27,668

Hours: 37.5

Closing Date: 9.00am Wednesday 17th May 2017
Interviews: Wednesday 24th May 2017

The successful candidates will:

  • Be strong, confident, enthusiastic and committed to women’s services
  • Be trained as a freedom Programme facilitator and have extensive experience of providing group work to women who have experienced domestic /sexual violence
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead, support and manage group work facilitators ensuring the delivery of high quality support
  • Experience of delivering training
  • Be experienced in managing volunteers
  • Be knowledgeable about the issues, barriers, impact and support needs of women and children who have experienced domestic abuse and how best to support survivors
  • Demonstrate the ability to delegate, motivate and direct individuals
  • Ensure the team adopts a victim centred approach, focussing on safety and recovery.
  • Committed to working with service users in an empowering way

If you are interested in applying

Click here to download an application pack

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

Next Link is a progressive employer and offers 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 have a commitment to training and development.

Next Link is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Next Link is committed to Equal Opportunities.

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

Next Link is part of Missing Link Housing



Female Crisis Response Worker – Maternity Cover

Salary: Point 22: £20,661  
Contract: Maternity Cover

Location: Bristol
Hours: 37.5 (Role includes some evening and Saturday working on a rota basis participation on out of hours telephone on-call rota.)

Closing Date: 9.00am Wednesday 17th May 2017
Interviews: Thursday 25th May 2017

Crisis Response Workers will respond to emergency and crisis situations by providing support, advice, advocacy, signposting or direct interventions to women and children experiencing domestic abuse.

You will provide short term support (up to 4 weeks) advising women on criminal justice and civil remedies, empowering survivors to increase their options, make positive choices/decisions, increase their confidence, safety and recovery.

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
  • the ability to provide respectful, non-judgemental, and confidential support to women and their children
  • the ability to deal with and diffuse crisis and emergency situations in a professional and effective manner

Role includes some evening and Saturday working on a rota basis participation on out of hours telephone on-call rota.

If you are interested in applying

Click here to download an application pack

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

Next Link is a progressive employer and offers 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 have a commitment to training and development.

Next Link is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Next Link is committed to Equal Opportunities.

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

Next Link is part of Missing Link Housing

Our service users say:

"For the first time in years I feel safe"
"The kids are laughing again"
"They helped me to take him to court"
"I have made friends for the first time in years"
Last week I moved into my new home