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


We have been successful in the commissioning process for the delivery of Domestic Abuse Services across South Gloucestershire.

We have exciting opportunities for creative and highly motivated women to join our team. You will have a broad understanding of domestic abuse issues and a commitment to providing a high quality inclusive service across South Glos.


Female* Hospital Based IDSVA

Salary: Point 24, £21,962

Location: South Gloucestershire
Hours: 37.5 hours (full time), 18.75 hours (half-time) – flexible hours including evening and weekend  working to be agreed

Closing Date: 9.00am, Wednesday 28th June 2017
Interviews: Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th July 2017

The successful candidate will:

  • be IDSVA qualified
  • have substantial experience of working with women / men who have survived domestic abuse
  • experience of delivering group work and / or training
  • experience of supporting high risk victims of domestic abuse
  • have knowledge of safety options available to survivors experiencing domestic abuse
  • the ability to provide respectful, non-judgemental, and confidential support to survivors
  • work across the referral pathways for both Bristol and South Gloucestershire

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* Safe House Support Workers

Salary: Point 22, £20,661

Location: South Gloucestershire
Hours: 37.5 hours (full time), 18.75 hours (half-time) Includes participation on out of hours telephone on-call rota and occasional Saturday working

Closing Date: 9.00am, Wednesday 28th June 2017
Interviews: Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th July 2017

The successful candidates will:

  • experience of working with survivors of sexual violence and/or domestic abuse
  • experience of working in supported housing
  • knowledge of safety options available to women experiencing domestic abuse
  • experience of support planning and risk assessment
  • a full driving licence and access to transport

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* Team Leader – Safe Housing and Community Support Services

Salary: Point 31, £27,668

Location: South Gloucestershire
Hours: 37.5 (includes participation on out of hours telephone on-call rota and occasional evening and Saturday working on a rota basis)

Closing Date: 9.00am, Friday 30th June 2017
Interviews: Friday 7th July 2017

This post will take a lead role within Next Link Domestic Abuse services in South Glos, supporting female and male victims and their children experiencing or who have experienced domestic violence and abuse.

The Team Leader will hold primary responsibility for managing an integrated staff team of 10 to deliver:

  • Safe house provision including for women and children, women with complex needs, and men
  • Community Outreach IDVA and support
  • Hospital based IDSVA
  • IRIS (Identification and Referral to Improve Safety)

The successful candidates will:

  • Be a strong, confident and enthusiastic leader with substantial management experience and a proven track record in leading and developing staff in a housing, domestic abuse or similar setting
  • Have knowledge and understanding of the issues, barriers, impact and support needs of individuals who have experienced domestic abuse and how best to support survivors
  • Be experienced in managing accommodation based support services for people with domestic abuse and/or other complex needs (e.g. substance misuse, mental health, homelessness, offenders)
  • Demonstrate the ability to delegate, motivate and direct individuals and teams
  • Have knowledge of health and safety issues, and risk assessment tools, especially those relevant to domestic abuse and supported housing
  • Committed to working with service users in an empowering way
  • A current, full driving licence and access to an appropriate vehicle is essential

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* Community Outreach Workers

Salary: £20,661

Hours: 37.5 hours (full time),   18.75 hours (half-time)
Includes participation on out of hours telephone on-call rota and occasional Saturday working
Location: South Gloucestershire

Closing Date: 9am, Tuesday 4th July 2017
Interviews: Monday 10th July 2017

The successful applicant will have:

  • Experience of working with women / men who have survived domestic abuse
  • Experience  of delivering group work and / or training
  • Knowledge of safety options available to survivors experiencing domestic abuse
  • The ability to work across the referral pathways for both Bristol and South Gloucestershire
  • A current, full driving licence and access to an appropriate vehicle is essential

If you are interested in applying

Click here to download an Community Outreach Worker 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