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.

MISSING LINK | NEXT LINK | SAFE LINK

Female* Chief Executive Officer

Salary: £70,000 per annum and benefits
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:  £70,000 per annum and benefits
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* Mental Health Crisis Worker
(Assessment & Recovery Service)

Salary: £20,881 – £22,825 per annum plus £1,500 uplift for working nights and benefits
Contract: full time, permanent

Hours: 37.5 hours per week on a rota system
Location: Central and North Bristol

Closing Date: 9am Monday 27th January 2020
Interview Date: Monday 3rd February 2020

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:

As our Mental Health Crisis Worker, you will be part of the Crisis Service and involves working with and alongside organisations within the Bristol Mental Health Partnership. This is a hub and spoke service with a 24 hour hub (providing a full crisis service across the city). You will therefore be required to work on a rota system including regular evenings, nights and weekend working.

The role is focussed on providing a range of interventions to assist with daily health, social care and wellbeing needs to reduce the crisis, build resilience and improve wellbeing. You will be employed by Missing Link and seconded into our Bristol Mental Health Partnership and therefore will be operationally managed by AWP.

Key duties and responsibilities of our Mental Health Crisis Worker:

  • Build trusting and collaborative relationship with the service user
  • Work closely with carers, families and children and other services directly involved with service users, carers if appropriate.
  • Carry out role adhering to Mental Health Bristol Partnership’s policies, procedures, values, code of conduct and current legislation using a Recovery orientated, psychologically informed, equalities based approach
  • Co-produce, update, implement and review a crisis plan, relapse prevention and other self-management tools
  • Implement the recovery plan and inform any review, working jointly with the Assessment and Recovery Team Recovery Navigator/Care Co-ordinator, in partnership with service users in line with best practice.
  • Coordinate support, refer and liaise effectively with all professionals, agencies and other parties involved in service user’s support in order to deliver the crisis support package.
  • Enable delivery of the crisis and recovery plans and to enable service users to make informed decisions about their mental wellbeing, maximising their independence and providing advocacy role where appropriate
  • Provide specialist support to women using the service and advice and guidance to other team members regarding women’s mental health issues.
  • Promote and facilitate service user involvement and inclusion within Mental Health Bristol and the community in line with Mental Health Bristol Partnership objectives.
  • Manage, caseload, documentation and time effectively, ensuring up to date, clear and accurate record keeping in line with MHB policies, making best use of supervision, training and staff development.
  • Collaborate with other team members to maximise service performance, meet targets and Service Level Agreements and promote effective communication and teamwork.
  • Maintain hope and optimism for the individual with high expectations for recovery. Use lived experience (if appropriate) to positively support the individual’s recovery.

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 Mental Health Crisis Worker:

  • A minimum of two years’ significant experience working with people with mental health needs, or people with complex and multiple needs (for example, homelessness, alcohol/drug dependency, long term conditions, domestic abuse and sexual violence)
  • Experience of support planning and managing risk assessments
  • The ability to maintain hope and optimism for the individual with high expectations for recovery
  • Manage caseload, documentation and time effectively, ensuring up to date and clear record keeping in line with policies and procedures
  • A current, full driving licence and access to an appropriate vehicle

Closing date: Monday 27th  January 2020
Interview date: Monday 3rd February 2020

If you are motivated, resourceful and passionate about empowering female victims of domestic abuse, please apply now to join us as our Mental Health Crisis Worker and contribute to the valuable work Missing 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 27th January 2020. Please do not send CVs. Interviews will be held on 3rd February 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

NEXT LINK VACANCY

Female* Bristol Hospital Based IDSVA (Full Time)

Salary: £21,589 per annum (no qualifications) and benefits
Contract: full time, fixed term contract until 31st July 2021

Hours: 37.5 hrs per week (8am‐6pm)
Location: Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI)

Closing Date: 9am Monday 27th January 2020
Interview Date: Wednesday 5th February 2020

We have a rewarding opportunity available for a Female Hospital Based IDSVA to join our team based in Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI). You will join us on full time, fixed term contract until 31st July 2021, working 37.5 hours per week (8am‐6pm) and in return, you will receive a competitive salary of £22,911 per annum (IDSVA qualified staff), £21,589 per annum (no qualifications) and 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.

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 Hospital Based IDSVA to be based at Bristol BRI and work closely alongside hospital staff, providing training, expert advice and raising awareness to support the disclosure of domestic violence and abuse. 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 Hospital Based IDSVA:

  • Train and support hospital staff to identify and refer victims of domestic/sexual abuse
  • Establish and maintain support to survivors, with a victim centred approach, focussing on safety and recovery
  • Provide support to enable survivors to safely maintain their current accommodation, access welfare benefits, legal advice alternative housing, and support services
  • Maintain an effective support service with the aim of enabling the survivor to develop the skills and resources necessary to move on and maintain independence and self‐reliance
  • Liaise effectively and collaboratively with all appropriate agencies and community groups to ensure the best access to services and meaningful community engagement for service users
  • Promote the service through building positive relationships with the Clinicians and hospital staff to ensure a steady flow of appropriate referrals
  • Ensure your work with service users is recovery focused and strengths based, supporting survivors in a creative, consistent and assertive way
  • Ensure that survivors currently living in abusive situations are aware of their rights and options
  • Maintain up to date, accurate, legible and accessible records of all work and contact with service users, other agencies/professionals and others
  • Actively participate in regular one‐to‐one supervision, reflective practice groups, annual appraisals

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 Hospital Based IDSVA:

  • IDSVA qualified (desirable)
  • Ability to train professionals on domestic abuse including how to identify victims and refer
  • Strong numeracy, written communication and organisational skills
  • Ability to undertake effective casework management and support planning with evidence of a methodical and well organised approach to work
  • Ability to work in partnership with a wide range of statutory and voluntary agencies, to achieve outcomes for service users
  • Proven experience of working with women / men and children who have survived domestic abuse
  • Experience of delivering group work and / or training
  • Experience of supporting high risk victims
  • Experience working with the police, Lighthouse and MARAC
  • Experience of assessing the risks and needs of vulnerable people who have experienced domestic abuse and/or complex needs

Please submit your application by 9am Monday 27th January 2020.
Interviews will be held on Wednesday 5th February 2020.

How to apply:

If you are motivated, resourceful and passionate about empowering female victims of domestic abuse, please apply now to join us as our Female Hospital Based IDSVA to 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* Recovery Navigator

Salary: £20,881 – £22,825 per annum (starting at the bottom of the scale) and benefits
Contract: Permanent full-time

Hours per week: 37.5
Location: Bristol

Closing Date: 9am Wednesday 29th January 2020
Interview Date: Wednesday 5th February 2020

We have a rewarding opportunity available for a Female Recovery Navigator to join our Team based in Central 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 £20,881 – £22,825 per annum (starting at the bottom of the scale) and benefits.

Missing Link provides practical advice and support to individuals to allow them to maintain a rich and meaningful life. The aim is to deliver recovery and wellbeing opportunities for people with mental health and other support needs to achieve their hopes and ambitions.

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 Recovery Navigator, you will work collaboratively together with the service user and mental health professionals to navigate and coordinate services (both social and clinical interventions), connecting into community resources, building resilience and improving wellbeing.  Work within a recovery and psychologically informed approach, taking a holistic view to support people’s recovery to live fulfilling lives. Ensure that services are tailored to individual’s cultural and social needs.

Key duties and responsibilities of our Female Recovery Navigator:

  • Build trusting and collaborative relationship with the service user.
  • Co produce, implement and review recovery plan, crisis plan and other self-management tools e.g. Wellness Recovery Action Plan, in partnership with service users in line with best practice.
  • Case manage and co-ordinate support, referring and liaising effectively with all professionals, agencies and other parties involved in service user’s support in order to deliver the support package. Work closely with colleagues with the service and build strong partnership working with other agencies such as Health and Social Care, Voluntary and Community Service. Support/ facilitate service users to access services.
  • Provide specialist support to women using the service and advice and guidance to other team members regarding women’s mental health issues
  • Provide specialist support and screening regarding domestic abuse/sexual violence and provide advice and guidance to the team on pathways into DVA and sexual violence services.
  • Promote and facilitate service user involvement and inclusion within Mental Health Bristol and the community in line with Mental Health Bristol Partnership objectives.
  • Manage caseload, documentation and time effectively, ensuring up to date and clear record keeping in line with BMH policies, making best use of supervision, training and staff development. Ensuring up to date and clear record keeping in line with policies.
  • Maintain hope and optimism for the individual with high expectations for recovery. Use lived experience (if appropriate) to positively support the individual’s recovery.

What we are looking for in our ideal Female Recovery Navigator:

  • Numeracy and literacy to GCSE level/NVQ 2 or equivalent
  • IT skills including ability to produce various documents in Word, and use of email and internet.
  • Proven knowledge of support needs of people with mental health needs.
  • Proven knowledge of equal opportunities issues
  • Proven knowledge of health and safety issues, especially those relevant to mental health
  • Proven knowledge of safeguarding policies and procedures relating to adults and children and young people
  • Knowledge and understanding of the particular needs of working with vulnerable women
  • Significant experience working with people with mental health needs, or people with complex needs
  • Proven experience of working with victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence
  • Proven experience of carrying out needs and/or risk assessments and the support planning process

Closing date: Wednesday 29th January 2020
Interview date: Wednesday 5th February 2020

Please apply now to join us as our Female Recovery Navigator and contribute to the valuable work Missing Link and its wider services, delivering hope and support to survivors of domestic violence and abuse.

How to apply:

Please download the application pack from our website and complete the application form. Please submit your application by 9am, Wednesday 29th January 2020. Please do not send CVs. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 5th February 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

SAFE LINK VACANCY

Female* Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) (Maternity Cover)
Award Winning Service Safe Link

Salary: £24,799 per annum and benefits
Contract: full‐time, maternity cover

Hours per week: 37.5
Location: Office is located in Bristol (required to travel across Avon and Somerset)

Would you like to work for an award winning service by providing specialist sexual violence support to Women, Men and Children who live across Avon and Somerset?

Closing Date: 9.00am, Monday 27th January 2020
Interview Date: Friday 7th February 2020

SAFE Link was established in 2008 and is a service that works across the Avon and Somerset Police Area and provides emotional and practical support to victims of rape and sexual assault. SAFE Link provides an independent victim‐focused service. The service is committed to the Victims Code of Practice. Our ethos is to enable victims to cope and recover after their assault. We can support victims to report to the police if they wish.

The ISVA will work closely with the Bridge (SARC), CYPS, Police, CPS and both voluntary and statutory agencies. She will have a good understanding of the traumatic impact of sexual assault and rape. She will need to have knowledge around the criminal justice process and will have a commitment to providing a high quality, victim focussed and inclusive service.

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

Key duties and responsibilities of our Female Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA):

  • Empower victims to increase their options; make positive choices/decisions; increase their confidence; safety and to enable and empower them to cope and recover from their experience
  • Work with the victim and their family to establish a support network and create a complete package of support
  • Promote the service, establish positive, proactive and innovative working relationships with partner agencies
  • Work collaboratively within an integrated team of ISVA’s working across Avon and Somerset
  • Support with victims who are adults (18+); children and young people (U18) and historic victims (adult or children and young people)
  • Take referrals from with the Bridge, Lighthouse, self‐referrals and those from voluntary and statutory agencies
  • Maintain up to date, accurate, legible and accessible records of all work and contact with service users
  • Actively participate in regular one‐to‐one supervision, reflective practice groups, and annual appraisals
  • Provide cover for and assist in the delivery of the Duty telephone helpline
  • Advocate on behalf of service users in a professional and respectful manner

What we are looking for in our ideal Female Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA):

  • Experience of supporting victims to make informed positive decisions
  • Experience of risk assessing, safety planning and support planning
  • Knowledge around rape and sexual assault and its impact on victims
  • Experience of Multi‐Agency working
  • A commitment to the victim’s code of practice
  • A current full driving licence and access to an appropriate vehicle is essential
  • Strong numeracy, written communication and ability to carry out own administrative workload
  • Excellent level of IT literacy, operate case management systems
  • Ability to work with victims empathetically, understanding their needs and managing sensitive information
  • appropriately
  • Ability to facilitate and deliver solutions and support within a partnership setting

Closing date: 9am Monday 27th Jan 2020
Interview date: Friday 7th February 2020

Please apply now to join us as our Female Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) and contribute to the valuable work of Safe Link and its wider services, delivering hope and support to survivors of rape and sexual assault.

How to apply:

Please download the application pack below and complete the application form. Please submit your application by 9am Monday 27th Jan 2020. Please do not send CVs. Interviews will be held on 7th February 2020.

Click here to download an application pack

or contact us by email: HR.Enquiries@missinglinkhousing.co.uk
Telephone: 0333 323 1543
Safe Link, 5 Queen Square, Bristol BS1 4JQ

Safe Link and Next Link are part of Missing Link Housing

NEXT LINK VACANCY

Female* Support Worker; Complex Needs Safe House

Salary: £21,589 per annum and benefits
Contract: Permanent full-time

Hours: 37.5 hrs per week
Location: South Gloucestershire

Closing Date: 9am Friday 24th January 2020
Interview Date: Friday 31st January 2020

Are you passionate about empowering female victims of domestic abuse to make informed choices about their own lives?

If yes, would you like to join the largest independent provider of domestic abuse service in Bristol?

We have a rewarding opportunity available for a Female Complex Needs Safe House Support 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 and 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 childr