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Established in 1999, Next Link provides a range of domestic abuse support services to women and children within Bristol 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 an exciting opportunity for a creative and highly motivated woman to join the management team. She will have broad understanding of domestic abuse issues, complex needs and a commitment to providing a high quality inclusive service within Bristol.

Female* Safe House And Family Support Services Manager

Salary: Point 31; £28,221

Hours per week: 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: 9.00am, Thursday 31st January 2019
Interview Date: Thursday 7th February 2019

This post will take a lead role for the safe house provision within Next Link Domestic Abuse services in Bristol, supporting female survivors and their children fleeing domestic violence and abuse.

The Team Leader will hold responsibility for managing a staff team to deliver:

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

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 and their families
  • Be experienced in managing accommodation based support servicesforpeople 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

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 Support Worker

Salary: Point 22; £21,074

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

Closing Date: 9.00am, Monday 21st January 2019
Interview Date: Wednesday 23rd January 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 a highly motivated individual with experience of supporting women who are 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 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

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