Transitions and Resilience Coach

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Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol BS2 0ER
£24,799 - £ 26,317 pa
28 Oct 2019
18 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Transitions and Resilience Coach (Sexual Violence/Abuse and Domestic Violence/Abuse)

  *This post is open to female applicants only as being female is deemed a genuine occupational requirement for this post, under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010.   We have a great opportunity for a new colleague to target the link between homelessness and Sexual Violence/Abuse and Domestic Violence/Abuse (DVA/SVA) for young women in Bristol and South Gloucestershire through direct support and capacity building. This role is the key link in a new project delivered in partnership with Julian House, Next Link and SARSAS.  

We are a leading youth homelessness charity based in the South West, working with over 2,500 young people. We have strong local partnerships and adhere to the best practice in the sector.  We build trusting relationships between our young people and our colleagues and this is at the core of our work.

What we are looking for:

  • You are excellent at positively engaging vulnerable young people with demonstrable experience of developing trusting relationships with those young people.
  • You are knowledgeable and experienced in providing support to people affected by or at risk of sexual and domestic violence/abuse and homelessness.
  • You can confidently deliver training, groupwork and presentations.
  • You enjoy and you are good at coaching / mentoring colleagues around DVA/SVA and homelessness, whilst providing advice, guidance and signposting to relevant local services.  

What you will be doing:

  • By having a flexible approach to support and by being creative, you will provide holistic and tailored 1:1 support for young women experiencing or at risk of DVA/SVA.
  • Through your commitment and ability to work collaboratively, you will facilitate effective groupwork, with a view to this becoming peer led.
  • By being focused, resourceful and adaptable to different audiences, you will successfully coordinate and support a programme of capacity building across partners to upskill colleagues on homelessness and DVA/SVA and increase organisational gender and trauma-informed support (including coaching and training of colleagues).

You will be in the Transitions & Resilience team and your line manager will be our Future 4 Me and Wellbeing Services Manager.

What we are offering:

  • A supportive workplace, with regular development days, clinical supervision and regular reflective practice.
  • Opportunity to pilot a new approach to tackling homelessness and DVA/SVA for young women.
  • Flexible working.
  • 30 days annual leave plus the usual 8 Bank Holidays.

Contract details: 

  • Hours per week: 37.5 (this represents full-time hours)
  • Contract type: Fixed term for 15 months (starting 06 January 2020)
  • Pay: NJC scale point 19 - 22 (£24,799 - £ 26,317 pa)
  • The location: Based at Kingsley Hall, Bristol, with travel across Bristol and South Gloucestershire.

Application information:

  • To access the Job Pack for this role, and complete an Application Form, please visit the website

Important dates:

  • Application deadline closes: 23:59, Monday 18 November 2019
  • If you have not heard from us by 22 November 2019 please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.
  • Interviews are on 26 November 2019 

Covering Letter Guidance 

Please note that the online application form cannot be saved until it is fully complete.  We recommend that you prepare your Covering Letter before you start the online application. 

Your Covering Letter will form the most important basis on which your skills, experience and personal attributes will be tested against the job criteria.  Without it, your application cannot progress to the shortlisting stage. 

You should refer to the Person Specification document within the Job Pack and cover only the elements that are tested at this stage of the recruitment process.  Elements that only have the word ‘interview’ next to them will be tested at the next stage of the process and do not need to be covered in your letter. 


Equal opportunities for everyone:

We safeguard and promote the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Any job offer will depend on a satisfactory DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Barred List Disclosure Check. 

We believe those with a criminal record should have an equal chance to become employees or volunteers.  We also pride ourselves on being an equal opportunities employer for everyone regardless of age, disability, gender identity, race, religion and beliefs, sex and sexual orientation. We are particularly keen to increase applications from Black and Minority Ethnic groups as they are currently under-represented.

Please see our Policies section on the website, for further information.   If you need an adjustment made to any part of the recruitment process, please let us know as soon as possible.