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Fancy joining our small and vibrant team at a time when our service is more important than ever?

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 Full-time (37.5 hours per week) to be responsible for developing and delivering the Cost of Living Peer Response Support Group Service, offered by Changes Bristol as part of Bristol’s One City response to the Cost of Living Crisis.

This is a varied and wide-ranging role with significant responsibility in the charity. The Cost of Living Response peer support service is in its early stages, and will require development into a service of around 20 support groups, facilitated by approximately 45 volunteers and 2 staff Project Workers. Developing and managing the service, you will be required to recruit, train and supervise volunteers, as well as line managing the Deputy Services Manager and some Project Workers. You will be required to work collaboratively in partnership with the advice services and welcome spaces that also form key elements of the Cost of Living response.

About Changes Bristol

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 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.

What we offer

  • Established grassroots Bristol mental health charity with a large member and volunteer base.

  • Flexible hybrid working – Our office is based in the community hub The Wellspring Settlement with the option of working some of the working week remotely.

  • The Salary of £27,500, with opportunity to advance with experience.

  • Annual leave allowance of 25 days plus bank holidays.

  • Workplace pension scheme.

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

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 Sunday 23rd October at 6pm 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 w/c 31st October.

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 particularly welcome applications from individuals who are part of minoritized or marginalised groups.

Click here for more information and a full job description and application pack.

Cost of Living Response Service Manager


£27,500, with opportunity to advance with experience.


Full-time (37.5 hours per week)

Contract Type:

Full time


Flexible hybrid working – Our office is based in the community hub The Wellspring Settlement in Bristol, with the option of working some of the working week remotely.

Close Date:

Thursday, 24 November 2022

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