Jobs and Volunteering
Working for Bridge
In this section you will see any vacancies that we are currently recruiting for across Bridge services. Click a job to view more details about the role and the skills and qualifications required, and then click the link to apply.
Why Work for Bridge
Bridge is an exciting and dynamic organisation on the frontline of service innovation and delivery.
Our people come from a diverse range of backgrounds and include many who are themselves in recovery from substance misuse. What each of our employees has in common are passion, commitment and enthusiasm. We need more people like them – like you – who care about making a difference.
Salary and Leave
We offer a generous salary, which is reviewed annually, and a generous annual leave entitlement.
If you’re over 21, and earn more than £10,000 pa you will automatically be enrolled in our contributory pension scheme when you join. We contribute to the scheme on your behalf and you can contribute anything from 2% of your salary (rising to 4% by 2017 under the scheme rules) up to whatever you wish.
We value our people and want to build long-term relationship together. This means we’re committed to thinking creatively about ways of working that will help you achieve a healthy work-life balance.
We have a flexible working policy and support requests for flexible working arrangements wherever possible.
If you have children under 16 years of age, you can register for childcare vouchers with Computer Share as an employee benefit. The vouchers can be used at all types of registered childcare including pre-school settings, holidays schemes and clubs, activity holidays, out of school clubs, qualifying childcare provided by schools, nurseries, playgroups, childminders, nannies, crèches and au pairs. For further information please read the Parent Information Pack at http://www.computersharevoucherservices.com/parents/Documents/parent-information-pack.pdf
Training and Development
We are committed to investing in the development of our staff and their career progression. We do this through our J2E programme of development and support, which includes:
- Line management supervision
- Clinical and casework supervision
- Personal development plans with targets and goals
- Observational practice
- Internal and external training opportunities
- Practice learning and development opportunities
We have an open, honest culture that’s based on mutual trust and respect.
We’re committed to helping our people fulfil their potential. You’ll find many exciting opportunities and challenges with Bridge. Our team working ethos and strong sense of community contribute to our success not just as individuals but as part of the greater team.
Everyone is rewarded fairly for their efforts, recognising the valuable contribution we make to the business.
We’re proud of what we do and are continually striving to be better. We work in a flexible, creative and stimulating environment that values individuals’ contributions and encourages innovation.
There’s a great team spirit, supportive colleagues and a shared responsibility to achieve our vision and mission
Equality and Diversity
We want everyone to feel welcome here. So we treat our people the same way we treat our clients – with fairness, openness and warmth. Whatever your background or personal circumstances, you’ll have equal opportunities to progress. We serve a hugely diverse group of clients and we firmly believe our people should reflect that diversity. We know that having a diverse workforce makes social and ethical sense and we’ve seen how the best results come from encouraging a good mix of people to each bring something different to our services.
Volunteer for us
Join our team of volunteers helping people to recovery from substance misuse. Whether you can offer an hour or more per week on a short or long term basis we have the role to suit you.
Why not explore the current volunteering opportunities at Bridge and view the volunteer role outlines by double clicking on the listing?
If you need further information on our services why not look in the Our Services section where you can see what we deliver to people in your local community. Volunteering is the most worthwhile thing you can ever do. It gives a real sense of achievement, allows the development of new skills and the social possibilities are endless!
Volunteers at Bridge receive a full induction, ongoing training opportunities, supervision, expenses and an opportunity to expand their CV and skill / knowledge base. Volunteers are also offered support upon exit with applying for other posts and preparing for interview. Bridge benefits greatly from volunteers and their skill set and experiences and we are keen to devise roles to suit individual volunteers.
If you are interested in volunteering please contact the Unity Recovery Center.
The volunteer training course normally runs 2 days a week on a Thursday and Friday from 10am to 2pm. The formal qualification, Level 2 Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care, is delivered in partnership with Forster Community College at Unity Recovery Centre and consists of 16 sessions spread out over 8 weeks. In addition to the main formal qualification participants also undertake a L1 Basic Drug Awareness and some other internal sessions including (among others): Emotional Resilience, Medication Awareness, Person Centred Approach and Alcohol Awareness.
The course is accessed through an application process and it runs 4 times per year. Applications are accepted at any time. If you would like to know dates for the next course please call Unity Recovery Centre on 01274 715860. Once an application has been received you will be invited to attend an interview before being accepted on to the course. When you have completed the course you will be invited to another interview before being offered a volunteer placement.