Jobs 2017-11-15T19:05:55+00:00

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’s integrated service delivery team 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.


Female* Community Outreach and Resettlement Worker

Salary: Point 22; £20,661
Contract: One year fixed term

Hours: 37.5 (full time) includes participation on out of hours telephone on-call rota and some evening and Saturday working
Location: Bristol

Closing Date: 9am, Thursday 30th November 2017
Interviews: Thursday 7th December 2017

Resettlement and Tenancy Sustainment Workers will provide a co-ordinated package of emotional and practical support, advice and advocacy to survivors of domestic violence and their children, who are:

  • moving out of safe housing and resettling in the community
  • already living in the community
  • still in abusive relationships

The role involves 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
  • experience providing support to individuals to sustain/ manage their tenancies and avoid tenancy breakdown
  • the ability to provide respectful, non-judgemental, and confidential support to women and their children
  • 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 House and Family Support Services

Salary: Point 31; £27,668

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

Closing Date: 9am, Monday 27th November 2017
Interviews: Monday 4th December 2017

This post will take a lead role within Next Link Domestic Abuse services in Bristol, supporting female survivors 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 to deliver:

  • Safe house provision for single women and women with children
  • High quality accommodation, support, advice and advocacy services to survivors
  • Family support, with a focus on the needs of children and young people across safe house and community services

The successful candidate 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 and their families
  • Be experienced in managing accommodation based support services for people with support needs (DV, homelessness, mental health, substance misuse)
  • 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
  • Ensure the team adopts a victim centred approach, focussing on safety and recovery.
  • Be 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


Established in 1983, BRISTOL MISSING LINK (incorporating Next Link and SAFE Link) is a leading provider of Housing and Support Services to women with complex needs and /or mental health needs in Bristol.

Female* Co-Production Project Worker

Annual Salary: Point 28; £24,964 (pro- rata)
Contract: 6 month fixed term

Hours: 15 hours per week
Location: Bristol/South Glos

Closing Date: 9am, Wednesday 29th November 2017
Interviews: To be advised

Missing Link is looking for a project worker for 2 days per week for a 6 month period to improve and extend co-production across the organization.  The project worker will have:

  • A thorough understanding of and a passion for co-production and the benefits it brings
  • Experience of project management and the ability to deliver on time and within budget
  • Extensive experience of working in partnership with service users

We welcome applications from people with lived experience.

Project Aims:

  • Establish a service user reference group comprised of Missing Link, Next Link and Safe Link service users.
  • Carry out an initial assessment of good practice in co production across Missing Link to establish a baseline by talking to senior managers, team leaders and clients.
  • Consult with service users on preferred options for co-production/involvement.
  • Report on findings of assessment and make recommendations for change to our Senior Management Team which will embed co-production at all levels of the organization.
  • Implement agreed recommendations working together with managers, team leaders and clients.
  • Review our Service User Involvement Policy.
  • Develop methods for monitoring the ongoing effectiveness of the framework agreed for co-production ensuring the sustainability of improvements made.

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