Men of Colour Group Project Worker

£23,300 pro-rata

Contract Type:
6 months rolling contract (subject to funding)

Full time (37.5 hours)

Bristol – Hybrid between office, home and groups/events around the city

Details of Role:
Changes Bristol is a small and vibrant team that is growing and adapting to Bristol’s changing needs. One of our core values as a charity is ‘Allyship’ and we are committed to ensuring there are safe, welcoming and non-judgemental spaces for people who might experience discrimination, micro-aggressions or stigma, in other areas of their life. Our current specific safe space groups are comprised of; A women’s group, a men’s group, a women of colour group and an LGBTQIA+ group. They are all brilliant and important spaces that have been very important life-line’s to their members. 

This year, we will be opening a Men of Colour peer support group, to provide a safe, non-judgemental space for men of colour to talk about their mental wellbeing without fear of discrimination, gas-lighting or stigma. The group is opening as part of the city’s wellbeing response to the Cost of Living Crisis. We are looking for a *person of colour who identifies as a man to become the newest member of our team and the Project Worker for our Men of Colour group.

As well as facilitating a number of our general peer support groups and cost of living response wellbeing groups, your job will be to be lead facilitator for the Men of Colour group and to promote it to the city of Bristol and beyond!

Your main responsibility will be to facilitate groups and develop the Men of Colour service provision via promotion, networking, outreach work and supporting the volunteers. You’ll be expected to occasionally attend networking and promotional events, travelling to meet individuals and businesses when necessary. You’ll have a keen eye for detail when it comes to understanding trends in group attendance and you’ll be creative when it comes to thinking of new ways to reach diverse audiences and attract new members. 

The role requires the ability to work under your own initiative as well as in a team; the ability to manage and support volunteers and to have knowledge of peer support and safeguarding issues.

* Changes Bristol believes strongly that our safe space peer support groups should be led by people who are part of the community for which the groups serve. It is important that the facilitator of our Men of Colour group is a person of colour who identifies as a man. Similarly, our Women of Colour group is facilitated by people of colour who identify as women and our LGBTQIA+ group and Women’s and Men’s groups are facilitated by members of the relevant identity communities too. 

About Changes Bristol:
Changes Bristol is a mental health charity that provides a service to those suffering mental distress in the Greater Bristol area. Our services include peer support meetings that run every week that are open access with no referral necessary, and a telephone befriending service for mental health, as well as ‘Walk and Talk’ groups and an outdoor wellbeing group. We’re a small, creative and vibrant team, and we consider our services to be essential to the population of Bristol. 

You’ll love working with us because:

  • You’ll get a free headspace membership
  • You’ll have 25 days annual leave (pro rata), plus 3 days paid leave during our winter office closure between the bank holidays in December, plus bank holidays 
  • You’ll get an EXTRA day of paid leave for your Birthday
  • You’ll get eye tests paid for by us, plus £40 towards glasses
  • We provide regular training and development opportunities for our staff, you’ll have an individual training budget for your role
  • We are a peer-led, lived experience charity. Many of our staff and volunteers have lived experience of mental distress and therefore our services are led by real understanding and experience. We are open, honest and understanding of everyone’s unique experience and perspective.

Information Session
If you’d like to learn more about Changes Bristol and the roles available, or ask any questions, we will be running a live virtual information/ Q&A session on 25th May, 6-7pm.Please email to sign up. 

Closing Date
Please submit your application by 14th July 2023 at 12 midday

How to Apply
Please complete the Application form and Equal Opportunities form to be considered for the role.

These can be found by following the link below. The Equal Opportunitues form is anonymous and is completed online. The application form can be downloaded and when completed emailed to

Please ensure you read and understand the Job Description and Person Specification before completing the application form. 

We do not expect you to meet everything on the Person Specification, it is for guidance purposes only. Please do apply for the role if you think you will be a good fit, even if you only meet 40% of the specification. 

A CV will not be accepted as an application for the role.

We are an equal opportunities employer, but more than that we are a charity that cares passionately about diversity and inclusion. We are committed to ensuring our team better reflects the communities that we serve in Bristol. 

As a peer-led charity, we welcome applications from those with disabilities and who have lived experience of mental ill health.

Vacancy Documents:
Job Description
Person Specification
Application Form
Equal Opportunities Form