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



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 alongside our core children’s team with a small number of CYP aged 7 – 16 
  • offering one-to-one wellbeing support and onward referrals into groups 
  • working as part of the Vanguard Project – an initiative working to prevent CYP from entering the criminal justice system and to support their wellbeing and health 
  • creatively working with the team and partners to ensure the needs and wants of CYP are met as far as possible 
  • help to deliver a creative, therapeutic, group programme for CYP 


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

Contract type: Fixed Term

Salary: £26,807.22 (fixed term for one year)

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