We have a well respected staff who believes in providing high quality personalised support, tailored to women’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.

NEXT LINK VACANCY

Female* Community Outreach Support Worker (Fixed Term Contract)

Salary: £21,589 per annum pro rata plus benefits
Contract: part time, fixed term contract until 5th January 2022

Hours: 18.75 hrs per week including participation in out of hours telephone on-call rota and some evenings and Saturdays
Location: Bristol

Closing Date: 9.00am, Monday 9th March 2020
Interview Date: Thursday 12th March 2020

We have a rewarding opportunity available for a Female Community Outreach Support Worker to join our team based across Bristol. You will join us on part time, fixed term contract until 5th January 2022 working 18.75 hours per week including participation in out of hours telephone on-call rota and some evenings and Saturdays. In return, you will receive a competitive salary of £21,589 per annum pro rata plus benefits.

Established in 1999, Next Link is the leading provider of domestic abuse services to women and children in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. At Next Link we are committed to providing holistic, empowering and personalised support and advocacy to women and children experiencing domestic abuse. With a focus on survivor’s safety and recovery; we believe the provision of flexible support tailored to survivor’s needs can be transforming, helping to maximise independence and self-determination so survivors can make informed choices.

In return for joining us, we will offer you:

  • 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

About the role:

As our Female Community Outreach Support Worker, you will work within an integrated team within Next Link Domestic abuse services. Providing 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 and still in abusive relationships.

The role involves empowering survivors to increase their options, make positive choices/decisions, increase their confidence, safety and recovery.

Key duties and responsibilities of our Female Community Outreach Support Worker:

  • Provide outreach, resettlement and tenancy sustainment support enabling women in the community to safely maintain their current accommodation, access alternative housing, welfare benefits, legal advice and support services
  • Maintain an effective support service with the aim of enabling the survivor and her children to develop the skills and resources necessary to move on and maintain independence and self-reliance
  • Maintain knowledge of local services, encourage engagement and reduce the families’ isolation
  • Recognise, respect and address the needs of service-users who face particular barriers when seeking help to access the service
  • Maintain an up to date working knowledge of housing legislation, housing and welfare legislation and the welfare benefit system
  • Promote the service through building positive relationships with current, potential referrers and service users to ensure a steady flow of appropriate referrals
  • Where relevant, refer children and young people needing additional specialist support to the Family Workers
  • Actively participate in regular one-to-one supervision, reflective practice groups, and annual appraisals

What we are looking for in our ideal Female Community Outreach Support Worker:

  • 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
  • Numeracy and literacy to GCSE level/NVQ 2 or equivalent

Closing date: 9am Monday 9th March 2020.
Interview date: Thursday 12th March 2020.

How to apply:

Please apply now to join us as our Female Community Outreach Support Worker and contribute to the valuable work Next Link and its wider services, delivering hope and support to survivors of domestic violence and abuse.

Please monitor your emails following your application.

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

MISSING LINK VACANCY

Female* Facilities Manager

Salary: £32,878 per annum and benefits
Contract: full time, permanent

Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Location: Bristol

Closing Date: 9am Friday 13 March 2020
Interview Date: Tuesday 24th March 2020

We have a rewarding opportunity available for a Facilities Manager to join our team based in Bristol. You will join us on permanent full-time basis and work 37.5 hours each week. In return, you will receive a competitive salary of £32,878 per annum and benefits.

Would you like to join the largest provider of women-only services in Bristol bringing innovation, expertise and extensive experience? Established in 1983, BRISTOL MISSING LINK (incorporating Next Link and Safe Link) is a leading provider of women’s support services in Bristol.

In return for joining us, we will offer you:

  • 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

About the role:

We are looking for a proactive, motivated and resourceful Facilities Manager who will ensure the organisation has in place the optimum facilities to support the necessary locations and working environment and to ensure future needs are met. The successful candidate will oversee Health & Safety at all offices and ensure that accommodation standards and Health and Safety practice is adhered to in our accommodation based services.

Full management and administration of office-related contracts and services

What we are looking for in our ideal Facilities Manager:

  • Sound knowledge of Health and Safety legislation and the ability to carry out health and safety checks
  • A minimum of 3 years proven experience working at a similar level
  • Proven experience of management/supervision of office administration environment and of staff
  • Numeracy and literacy to Supervisor/Manager level
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills, ability to prioritise workloads; work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Proven ability to use IT packages to support and train others where necessary
  • Ability to use, create and develop computerised record systems using database packages
  • Ability to work on own initiative, unsupervised where necessary, meet deadlines and take responsible action in the absence of Senior Manager
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing to people at all levels
  • Sound knowledge of Health and Safety legislation and ability to carry out Health and Safety checks
  • Proven knowledge of training and supervising staff
  • Excellent team player with influencing and motivational skills
  • Knowledge of setting up and maintaining facilities contracts
  • Knowledge of lease documentation and requirements
  • Ability to gather and collate information and present it in an appropriate format
  • An understanding of equality and diversity issues, and a commitment to putting equality principles into practice.
  • Ability and willingness to travel as required

How to apply

Please download the application pack below and complete the application form. Please submit your application by 9am Friday 13th March 2020. Please do not send CVs. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 24th March 2020.

Please monitor your emails following your application.

Click here to download the information pack

or contact us by email: HR.Enquiries@missinglinkhousing.co.uk
Telephone: 0117 925 1811
Missing Link, 5 Queen Square, Bristol BS1 4JQ

NEXT LINK VACANCY

Female* Crisis Response Worker

Salary: £21,589 per annum plus benefits
Contract: full time, permanent

Hours: 37.5 hrs per week
Location: Bristol

Closing Date: 9.00am, Friday 6th March 2020
Interview Date: Tuesday 10th March 2020

We have a rewarding opportunity available for a Female* Crisis Response Worker to join our team based in Bristol. You will join us on full time, permanent basis working 37.5 hours per week and in return, you will receive a competitive salary of £21,589 per annum plus benefits.

Established in 1999, Next Link is the leading provider of domestic abuse services to women and children in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. At Next Link we are committed to providing holistic, empowering and personalised support and advocacy to women and children experiencing domestic abuse. With a focus on survivor’s safety and recovery; we believe the provision of flexible support tailored to survivors need’s can be transforming, helping to maximise independence and self-determination so survivors can make informed choices.

In return for joining us, we will offer you:

  • 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

About the role:

We are looking for a Female* Crisis Response Worker to join the team and work within a dynamic, fast paced crisis intervention advocacy and support service.

Key duties and responsibilities of our Female* Crisis Response Worker:

  • Responding to emergency /crisis situations to women and children experiencing domestic abuse
  • Providing support, advice, advocacy, signposting and direct intervention
  • Providing 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
  • Some evening and Saturday working on a rota basis and participation in an out of hours telephone on-call rota

This is not an exhaustive list of your duties and outlines the general ways in which it is expected you will meet the overall requirements of this post.

What we are looking for in our ideal Female* Crisis Response Worker:

  • Experience of working with women in crisis
  • An understanding of the impact of domestic abuse on women and children
  • The ability to deal with and diffuse crisis and emergency situations in an effective manner
  • Experience of risk assessment, co-producing risk management and safety plans
  • Experience of managing own caseload
  • A full driving licence and access to transport

Closing date: 9am Friday 6th March 2020
Interview date: Tuesday 10th March 2020

If you are motivated, resourceful and passionate about empowering female victims of domestic abuse, please apply now to join us as our Female* Crisis Response Worker and contribute to the valuable work Next Link and its wider services, delivering hope and support to survivors of domestic violence and abuse.

How to apply

Please download the application pack below and complete the application form. Please submit your application by 9am Friday 6th March 2020 Please do not send CVs. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 10th March 2020.

Please monitor your emails following your application.

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

MISSING LINK | NEXT LINK | SAFE LINK

Female* Chief Executive Officer

Salary: on application
Contract: full time, permanent

Hours: 37.5 hours per week 
Location: Central Bristol

Closing Date: 9am Monday 2nd March 2020
Interview Date: Stage One Interview to be held on Monday 16th March 2020 and Stage Two to be held on Wednesday 25th March 2020

If you are a dynamic leader and have passion to steer a women’s led, value driven organisation, we would like to hear from you.

We are a highly successful women’s charity working in the domestic abuse, sexual violence and mental health fields.

Established in 1983, Bristol MISSING LINK is a leading provider of Housing and Support Services to women with complex needs and /or mental health needs in Bristol. Missing Link is the parent organisation to NEXT LINK domestic abuse services and SAFE LINK sexual violence services.

The connections between domestic abuse, sexual violence and mental ill health places our services in a unique position of being able to offer a range of support options.

We are now looking for a replacement for our CEO who is retiring, creating an exciting opportunity to take the helm of a flourishing and much-respected charity.  She will lead the organisation which is already in a position of strength through the next phase of its journey.

The successful candidate will be:

  • A strategic thinker, capable of developing the future direction of the organisation.
  • An inspiring leader with vision, drive and extensive experience of working as a senior manager across multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Commercially astute with a proven track record of successfully responding to commissioning opportunities, tender writing and securing contracts.
  • Dynamic and effective communicator and negotiator, skilled and experienced in forming strong and effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Able to demonstrate integrity, professionalism and a personal style which commands respect and credibility from others

Download the Information Pack for details about how to apply (also contains background information, the job description and person specification explaining the skills and abilities sought for the role) and Application Form.

The role is based in the centre of Bristol
Salary:  on application
Employment term: Permanent, Full Time 37 ½ hours per week

Closing date for this role is Monday 2nd March 2020 at 9.00 GMT

Stage One Interview to be held on Monday 16th March 2020 and Stage Two to be held on Wednesday 25th March 2020

Please monitor your emails following your application.

Click here to download the information pack

or contact us by email: HR.Enquiries@missinglinkhousing.co.uk
Telephone: 0117 925 1811
Missing Link, 5 Queen Square, Bristol BS1 4JQ

MISSING LINK VACANCY

Female* Crisis House Day Support Worker

Salary: £21,166 per annum and benefits
Contract: Permanent full-time

Hours per week: 37.5
Location: Bristol

Closing Date: 9am Monday 2nd March 2020
Interview Date: Wednesday 4th March 2020

We have a rewarding opportunity available for a Crisis House Day Support Worker to join our team based in Bristol. You will join us on permanent full-time basis and work 37.5 hours each week. In return, you will receive a competitive salary of £21,166 per annum and benefits.

Would you like to join the largest provider of women-only services in Bristol bringing innovation, expertise and extensive experience? Established in 1983, BRISTOL MISSING LINK (incorporating Next Link and Safe Link) is a leading provider of women’s support services in Bristol.

In return for joining us, we will offer you:

  • 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

About the role:

We are looking for a positive and dynamic Crisis House Day 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. The crisis house works to a social care model of recovery. Successful candidates will be responsible for the support and safety of our service users.

Key duties and responsibilities of our Crisis House Day Support Worker:

  • Carry out assessments and take referrals in line with policy.
  • Provide a package of practical and emotional support to women living in the Crisis House Service.
  • Provide the highest possible standard of care and support to service users in accordance with the policies and procedures of Missing Link.
  • Liaise with all appropriate agencies to ensure appropriate referrals and the best access to appropriate mental
  • health services.
  • Contribute to the overall aims and objectives of the Crisis House and facilitate service users mental health recovery.
  • Ensure the smooth running of the Crisis House.

This is not an exhaustive list of your duties and outlines the general ways in which it is expected you will meet the overall requirements of this post.

What we are looking for in our ideal Crisis House Day Support Worker:

  • 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
  • The ability to work day shift pattern 7:00 – 15:00 and 14:00 – 22:00, including weekends on a rota basis.

If you are motivated, resourceful and passionate about empowering and supporting women in crisis please apply now to join us as our Crisis House Day Support Worker and contribute to the valuable work Missing Link and its wider services do.

Closing date: 9am Monday 2nd March 2020
Interview date: Wednesday 4th March 2020

How to apply:

Please download the application pack below and complete the application form. Please submit your application by 9am Monday 2nd March 2020. Please do not send CVs. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 4th March 2020.

Please monitor your emails following your application.

Click here to download an application pack

or contact us by email: HR.Enquiries@missinglinkhousing.co.uk
Telephone: 0117 925 1811
Missing Link, 5 Queen Square, Bristol BS1 4JQ

*Due to the specific requirements of this role, this post is exempt under the Equality Act (2010), Part 1, Schedule 9 (Genuine Occupational Requirement)

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