We’re hiring!

Fancy joining a growing mental health charity that works directly with Bristol communities?

Changes Bristol offer a telephone befriending service to meet the needs of people who are in mental health distress and need one-to-one support. We have just won funding to continue running our befriending service for the next 4 years and need a volunteer coordinator to help!

Your main responsibility will be to help the Befriending Service Manager deliver the service ensuring that it operates effectively and smoothly. You will match up befrienders with befriendees, supervise volunteers, promote the service and help deliver training.

Due to the diverse nature of the projects we run, we particularly welcome people to apply who see themselves as being a part of the Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic community (BAME), or a person of colour, and/or a part of the LGBTQ+ community. As a peer support charity, we welcome applications from those with disabilities and who have lived experience of mental ill health.

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 services provide weekly 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 befriending service for those who need one-to-one support.

We’re a small vibrant team, and we consider our service to be essential to the population of Bristol and wish to maintain, improve and expand our service in the coming years.

The recruitment process

Please complete the Application form and Equalities form to be considered for the role. These can be found by clicking on the links below. The equalities form is anonymous and is completed online. The application form can be downloaded and when completed emailed to recruitment@changesbristol.org.uk.

Please ensure you read and understand the Guidance Notes and the requirements of the Job Description and Person Specification before completing the application form (links to all of these can be found below). A Curriculum Vitae will not be accepted as an application for the role.

After the closing date on Monday 18th October at 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 in our offices within the following 14 days.

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)