Job Vacancy: Peer Support Project Worker (South Bristol)

[This job vacancy is now closed]

We are looking for a Project Worker to work with our Service Manager to set up and deliver new face-to-face groups in the South Bristol Area.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be a part of a unique charity that is peer led and focussed on the wellbeing of its members and service users. We are looking to employ a person on a part-time 2 day a week contract (15 hours) to assist in the running of our South Bristol Peer Support Group Project. As a part of our response to the COVID19 pandemic emergency we are opening up a number of support groups in South Bristol at suitable COVID19 secure venues.

You will be facilitating meetings and helping to set up new groups in the South Bristol area. This project is run in close partnership with the South Bristol Partnership Board and other local community groups.

You will be working closely with our Service Manager to help open new support groups in South Bristol.

Your main responsibility as a Project Worker will be to help in the delivery of these new support groups, helping to facilitate meetings; support and supervise volunteers and helping to train volunteers. You can expect some admin and ad hoc tasks, therefore you will need strong skills to prioritise and organise your workload effectively. You will be working part-time 2 days a week (15 hours) on a fixed-term 4 month contract due to funding obtained. There is a strong possibility this will be extended for a further 4 months.

About Changes Bristol mental health charity

Changes Bristol is a mental health charity that provides a service to those suffering mental distress in greater Bristol. Our core service provides peer support meetings that run every week that are open access with no referral necessary, and where the support is there for as long as people need it. We also run a new befriending service for those unable to access the technical requirements for our online support groups.

We’re a small vibrant team, and we consider our service to be essential to the population of Bristol.

How to apply

Please go to our website here which has details of the role and you can download our Application form, Guidance notes, Job Description, Person Specification, and Applicant letter giving details of the role.

If you can complete the application form and the anonymised link Equalities form and email the completed application to for the attention of Jason Washbourne marked “South Bristol Project Worker Role”.

Please ensure you read and understand the Guidance Notes and the requirements of the Job Description and Person Specification before completing the application form. A Curriculum Vitae will not be accepted as an application for the role.

After the closing date on Friday 4th December 12pm we will assess all the applications received and compile a shortlist of candidates. If you are chosen on the shortlist you will be invited for an interview shortly after the closing date. We are looking to make an appointment to the role as quickly as possible.

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 making our team better reflect the diverse communities that we serve in Bristol. This means that we welcome your application regardless of your gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, citizenship, or any other aspect which makes you unique.

Job Description
Person Specification
Application Letter
Guidance notes
Application Form
Equalities form (anonymous – please fill in online)