Recruitment

Brigstowe are currently Recruiting for one paid and one volunteer role. Please see information below on Recruitment.

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Brigstowe are recruiting an Advice and Support Worker

The Advice and Support team work with people living with or affected by HIV.  It is a dynamic and varied role, which holds clients at the heart of service delivery.  Clients come from diverse cultural backgrounds, which include many minority groups.  We pride ourselves on offering services, which are person centered and we continually endeavor to understand and reflect the needs of all communities affected by HIV.  The Advice and Support team consists of 3 part time workers.

You will be able to work well under pressure, be self-motivated, able to use your initiative but also be a great team player. You will deliver a service which is responsive, flexible and inclusive.  The role has a strong emphasis on advice giving, so a solid understanding of the welfare benefit system and housing related support is essential.  We provide a client centered, trauma informed approach to maintaining and sustaining relationships, whilst offering effective liaison and advocacy skills to support clients to understand and access their rights and entitlements. We work with clients to assist them to be more independent and to achieve their goals.

You will join a collaborative, supportive, motivated & dynamic team and receive:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • 6% contribution to your pension
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities
  • Regular one-to-one supervision.

Salary:   £27,852 to £30,151 pro rata based on pt 19 to 23 of the NJC scale

Hours:    30 hours per week (part time based on full-time hours of 37 per week)

Contract:                         Permanent

Closing date: 12pm Tuesday 10th January 2023  

Interview date: Wednesday 18th January 2023

If you would like more information on this role, please get in touch. Brigstowe is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.  We welcome applicants with the appropriate skills of any background or identity.    

Please fill in the Application Form.  Please outline your reasons for applying and how your skills and experience fit the person specification. All applications will be scored using the person specification and therefore applicants who provide clear examples to evidence their skills and experience are more likely to be offered an interview.  

In addition, please complete our “Required Information Form” and “Equal Opportunities Form”.  Please send your completed forms to info@brigstowe.org   

Brigstowe is a charity striving for a world in which people living with HIV live long and healthy lives, free from poverty, stigma, prejudice and discrimination; as well as enhancing individuals’ quality of life. To find out more, please visit www.brigstowe.org  

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CAB is Looking for Volunteers!

Common Ambition Bristol is a community powered project for our African and Caribbean heritage communities in Bristol. Our aim is to encourage people to test for HIV and be in control of their sexual health. In order to do this, we are organizing various events in the community to raise the knowledge and understanding of HIV so the fear and stigma, that often surrounds it, is decreased.

This is important as Bristol is a city with higher rates of HIV than other cities in the UK, which includes people who may not be aware of their HIV status as they aren’t testing. A misunderstanding of what HIV is, along with fear and stigma, are often reasons why people don’t get tested. Common Ambition Bristol (CAB) exists to change these misunderstanding as well as to address the overall health inequalities that African and Caribbean heritage communities face.

We are looking for volunteers to help us do this by joining the project as a CAB Community Crew Member in at least one (or more) of the following roles:

Event Support: attending community events & being part of a stall/welcoming and chatting to people to promote the project

Community Speakers: attending specific community events to represent the project and talk about sexual health in a public space 

Outreach Champion: proactively championing the project in the community, speaking to peers about sexual health and the support/services available

*Please note you don’t need to have detailed knowledge of HIV or have experience in a similar role. Instead, we need enthusiastic people who want to make difference. Given the nature of the project we are looking for people who are either from within the African or Caribbean heritage communities or people who have strong links and affiliations with these communities.

We will provide you:

  • Full training
  • Ongoing support
  • Expenses
  • An opportunity to be involved in a ground breaking project

If you would like to be part of this exciting project, please read through the role description and fill in the online application form. Alternatively you can download the application form and email it to Aisha Namurach at info@brigstowe.org

Online Application Form: https://forms.office.com/r/Lk3EyxhY2A

For more information please contact Aisha Namurach on info@brigstowe.org or call 0117 9555038

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