CLOSED: Children and Young People’s Link Worker (Permanent)



Is success for you to see children and young people (CYP) flourishing? Do you have a passion and interest in mental health and wellbeing? Do you love working one-to-one with CYP and families? Do you have the next brilliant idea for our group programme?

We believe that every child and young person should have the opportunity to thrive, and we have been investing in and growing all our work with CYP.  With new funding we are refurbishing one of our buildings to create a new wellbeing hub for CYP, where much of our specialist one-to-one and group work will be delivered.

Our one-to-ones and small group services sit alongside a broader, open access, youth and play offer, including sports, specialist provision, and community development. As a member of our children’s team, you will link in with all the Trust has to offer to ensure the best outcomes for CYP and families.  


We are one of Bristol’s leading, independent, community led organisations. We are a multi-purpose charity which supports and leads services for all ages and ethnicities, to achieve our vision of thriving communities.  We help to improve health, wellbeing, local pride, and employment. 

Our two sites (Greenway Centre and Southmead Adventure Playground) are much-loved local venues that provide inspiring spaces for a wide variety of experiences including meetings and conferences, sporting events, community groups, celebrations, performance, and much more.  

We are committed to building a staff team which represents the diverse community we work in. We encourage and welcome applications from all backgrounds.

We are a Disability Confident employer. 

Please tell us if there are any reasonable adjustments you would like us to make when you attend for interview or start work with us. 


  • 2 years+ experience of working with CYP one-to-one to support wellbeing and/or mental health
  • empathetic, non-judgemental, reflective and fun
  • excellent inter-personal skills with the ability to relate to and build strong relationships
  • knowledge and understanding of individual issues facing children and young people


  • working on a one-to-one basis in schools, or in a community setting, to see a case load of CYP and families
  • as part of the CYP team, collaborating to find the best solutions for CYP and families
  • working creatively to ensure the needs and wants of CYP and families are met as far as possible
  • team work to develop and deliver a creative and therapeutic group programme for CYP


Location: Based at Southmead Adventure Playground, and Greenway Centre, Bristol, BS10

Contract type: Permanent

Salary: £26,807.22 (Full Time Equivalent)

Hours: Part-time, 22.5 hours per week

Holiday & benefits: 33 days annual leave pro rata (inclusive of Bank Holidays), occupational pension, free membership to Greenway Gym and classes

How to apply: Please email your CV, along with a cover letter to describe how you fit the Person Specification, to:

Deadline: 09:00am Monday 8th July 2024, with interviews the following week

Contact: To arrange a chat or visit email Vicky Wall, Children and Young People’s Services Manager: or tel: 0117 950 3335

Go to the Person Specification HERE

Read more about working with us, HERE