Female* Black and Ethnic Minority Safe House Support Worker

Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol
Point 12: £21,589
29 May 2019
17 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Female* Black and Ethnic Minority Safe House Support Worker

Contract: Permanent

Salary: Point 12: £21,589

Hours: 37.5 hours (Including some evening and Saturday working on a rota basis)

Location: Bristol          

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.

We are looking for a BME Safe House Support Worker to join the team and work within a dynamic, fast paced team Providing high quality safe house accommodation and support to black and ethnic minority women and children who have experienced domestic abuse, with a victim centred approach, focussing on safety and recovery.

The successful candidate will have:

  • An understanding of the impact of domestic abuse on women and children, particularly black minority ethnic groups
  • Experience of working with women and children impacted by forced marriage, honour based violence and or female genital mutation.
  • Experience of working in supported housing.
  • Knowledge of the safety options available to women experiencing domestic abuse
  • Experience of support planning and risk assessment
  • An understanding of cultural diversity
  • A full driving licence and access to transport

Essential Requirement:

  • Black and ethnic minority woman


  • 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

How to apply:

If you are motivated, resourceful and passionate about empowering female victims of domestic abuse apply for this role and work as part of a team to contribute to the valuable work Next Link and its wider services, delivering hope and support to survivors of domestic violence and abuse.


Please download the application pack from our website and complete the application form.


Please submit your application by 9am 17th June 2019.


Please do not send CVs.


Interviews will be held on 21st June 2019.


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