Female* Trainee Safe House Support Worker

Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol
Pt 7; 19,554 (pro-rata)
10 Jun 2019
28 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Part Time

Female* Trainee Safe House Support Worker (part time)

Salary:            Pt 7; 19,554 (pro-rata)

Contract:       Permanent

Hours:            18.75 hrs per week

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

 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 highly motivated women to work as a trainee within a dynamic fast paced team. You will be supported to develop the skills, knowledge and competencies to contribute to and assist in providing high quality safe house accommodation and support to 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
  • empathy with the needs of survivors  of domestic abuse and the barriers they face
  • the ability to build relationships with service users
  • the ability to complete risk assessments, needs assessments and support plans
  • the ability to learn new skills and a commitment to learning in the workplace
  • an understanding of cultural diversity
  • a full driving licence and access to transport


  • 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

Essential Requirement:

  • Black and ethnic minority woman

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 28th June 2019.

Please do not send CVs.

Interviews will be held on 5th July 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.