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.
Community Engagement Officer
£21,748 pa, 37.5 hrs per week
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. You can contribute anything from 4% of your salary up to whatever you wish. We will also contribute a sum equivalent to 4% of your pensionable pay as our contribution into the scheme.
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
VOLUNTEER FOR US
Join our team of volunteers helping people to recover from substance misuse. Whether you can offer an hour or more per week on a short or long term basis we will have the role to suit you.
Bridge is able to offer volunteering opportunities across the organisation – make sure you check out the individual service pages for more information on what we do!
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! You will also be able to provide hope to our clients that recovery is possible, and help Bridge continue to provide such fundamental services.
Volunteers at Bridge receive a full induction, on-going training opportunities, peer and 1-2-1 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.
Bridge also support delivery of a qualification package, which includes Level 1 and Level 2 Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care, Employment Skills, Emergency First Aid, Food Hygiene, and Peer Mentoring. This is delivered at different times during the year. Applications are accepted at any time and you will be invited to attend an interview before being accepted on to the course.
Meet two of our volunteers!
P.G. is just one of Bridge’s amazing volunteers, supporting delivery of services three days a week. Here is what he had to say about volunteering:
“Bridge and Unity has changed my life from attending as a client 4 years ago. I accessed all the process groups and got through the battle of multiple addictions. I started the health and social care course Bridge offers about 18 months ago, and loved all the learning and becoming more educated. I now volunteer in the A.I.M group, the group I first attended, and I love it. I also volunteer in the Fresh Start Hub, and all the support I get off staff is brilliant. As a volunteer at Bridge we are all looked after, the Volunteer Coordinator is always there for us, providing support and information. We volunteers at Bridge are like one big happy family. Come and join us. Greenie x”
R.B is another of our fantastic volunteers, supporting the 4women service three days a week. Here is what she has to say about volunteering:
“Volunteering is part of my recovery. An opportunity to show I’m not just an ex drug user. Giving back to the people who are starting their recovery or are still in active addiction brings me so much reward. Volunteering is a way to build up your confidence, knowledge, training and bring meaning back to your life.”