Career Opportunities

Current vacancies at Caring in Bristol

Community Outreach Worker (Youth Focus)

Bristol Homelessness Prevention Partnership     

Specifics of the role   

Salary Scale: £23,000 – £27,000 – subject to pay review to be completed in late Summer

Position: Full-time (37.5hrs per week)

Leave: 33 days per annum (pro rata, inclusive of bank holidays)

Conditions: Enhanced DBS required; all staff have responsibilities for the protection of children and young people and work to Caring in Bristol’s Policy for Protecting Children and Young People

Responsible to: Prevention Project Manager

Closing date: Monday 26th July

Interview date: Friday 6th August

Full job description

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The Bristol Homelessness Prevention Project (BHPP) is a new joint project by homelessness charity, Caring in Bristol (CiB) and housing advice agency, CHAS Bristol (CHAS). Both organisations are proudly Bristolian and share a dedication to tackling the problems the city faces around homelessness. The BHPP brings together unique expertise from each and a wealth of combined experience working in the city.

At its simplest, the project aims to use new and dynamic ways to tackle homelessness in the city. BHPP will be informed by research, responsive to the needs of Bristol’s communities and residents. Through a combination of consultation, community outreach and 1-2-1 support the project aims to reach people early, before a potential housing crisis occurs.

As the Youth Outreach Worker, you will be instrumental in helping to set-up and contribute to this important new partnership, working closely with staff at both CiB and CHAS, and with partner organisations in the city.

You will work in devolved locations around the city, building relationships with key community organisations, relevant services and partners to better promote the work of the service and extend its reach into economically deprived wards. You will ensure that the project is embedded in key regions and groups who would not otherwise access housing advice but are at risk of losing their homes, young people will be a particular priority.

Caring at Christmas Project Manager

Specifics of the role

Contract: Permanent, working approximately 6 months per year, with the spread of hours heavily weighted to September-January, reducing to several “keeping in touch” days April-August. This post would suit somebody who works seasonally during summer, with availability in winter.

This is offered on a rolling contract (to be negotiated).

Working hours: 30 per week (flexible/appropriate to effectively delivering the project)

Working over Christmas: Caring in Bristol has a flexible working policy; you will be required to work additional hours during the project delivery period, including weekends, bank holidays and some evenings; you will be able and encouraged to recover those hours as soon as possible.

Salary: £26,000 – £32,000 subject to current pay evaluation process scheduled for completion in late Summer

Leave: 33 days per annum (pro rata, inclusive of bank holidays)

Responsible to: Head of Operations

Location: St Pauls, Bristol

Conditions: Enhanced Disclosure CRB required

We offer: Flexible working; 5% workplace pension

Closing date: Monday 9th August

Full job description

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An opportunity to lead the delivery and development of our flagship Caring at Christmas project. Caring at Christmas is a volunteer-led service that provides warmth, safety, food and connection for some of the most isolated and vulnerable people in Bristol at a particularly difficult time of year. The project is funded entirely by donations from the public and small grants. It involves mobilising hundreds of volunteers and supporters and working with partners from all over the city.

Caring at Christmas has not changed at its core since its inception some thirty years ago, but we made some bold changes to how the project operates in 2018 with real benefits for the people we work with. 2020 bought considerable challenges for the delivery of this work and as we were not able to safely hold a drop in-style event, we ran a delivery service instead, bringing hot food and Christmas cheer to people in emergency temporary accommodation all over Bristol.

We are hopeful that we will be able to host an event in 2021 but would also like to retain the expanded reach of the project which 2020 gave us, and explore how we can support people who usually cannot access Caring at Christmas. We continue to build on the success of this evolving approach while maintaining the same core objectives. Using non-institutional spaces, linking our guests with other organisations, and bringing together the considerable talent and resources in Bristol, are key to our vision.

Food Project Logistics Coordinator

Specifics of the role

Contract: Permanent

Working hours: 37.5 hours per week

Salary range: £23,000 – £27,000 subject to pay evaluation process scheduled for completion in late Summer

Leave: 33 days (pro-rata, inclusive of bank holidays)

Responsible to: Food Project Manager

Location: Bristol

Conditions: Enhanced Disclosure CRB required

We offer: Flexible working; 5% workplace pension

Closing date: 30th July

Interview date: 6th August

Full job description

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A key role in a small team delivering and developing our innovative food provision work. Working alongside another Project Coordinator and reporting to the Project Manager, the main tasks for this role will be coordinating the food supplies and jointly managing the volunteers for the next chapter of our food accessibility work.

Cheers Drive has been supporting 200 people experiencing homelessness in Bristol with prepared meals and food parcels. This service was set up in response to the COVID pandemic and is expected to continue in its current format until July 2021.

Caring in Bristol is committed to continuing and refocusing the work of Cheers Drive to create a long-term sustainable service that supports people experiencing homelessness to move away from crisis and towards independence. We’re looking for a Project Coordinator to support the development and logistical delivery of this work, building on existing learning and partnerships to get a new service up and running.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an organized and flexible Project Coordinator who is passionate about the power of food, to shape and deliver this exciting new service.


We are committed to increasing diversity of staff within Caring in Bristol and within the Charity Sector as a whole. We especially welcome applications from people with lived experience of homelessness. Black, Asian and ethnic minority candidates are particularly encouraged to apply for these roles. We welcome applications from everyone who meets the requirements of the Person Specifications. We encourage applications from all gender identities and sexual orientations; we are committed to equal opportunity, equal treatment and respect for every individual. If you have special access requirements, please do let us know.

We offer, and value, flexible working. As a charity we are proud to be committed to mental health awareness and to actively supporting the wellbeing of the team.

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