Recruitment

Brigstowe are currently Recruiting 2 volunteer and 2 paid roles. Please see information below on Recruitment.

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Brigstowe is recruiting an HIV Peer Support Coordinator 

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is passionate about the difference peer mentoring and lived experience can make. 

Brigstowe is a charity striving for a world in which people living with HIV and other long term health conditions live long and healthy lives, free from poverty, stigma, prejudice and discrimination. To find out more, please visit www.brigstowe.org  

The HIV Peer Support Service is now in its seventh year and recently secured continuation funding from The National Lottery Community Fund. We carried out an evaluation of the service in 2020 which you can find here. The service helps people living with HIV to come to terms with their diagnosis, live well and take control of their health. The Peer Support Co-ordinator will be responsible for managing this service which involves assessing mentees, facilitating matches, providing support and supervision to our peer mentors, and building and maintaining stakeholder relationships. 

We are looking for: 

Someone who is passionate about the difference that peer mentoring can make, has excellent organisational and communication skills and is confident working with a diverse range of staff, volunteers, service users and professionals.  It is a varied and exciting role and you will be able to see first-hand the impact that peer mentoring can have on people’s lives 

Brigstowe 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 endeavour to understand and reflect the needs of all communities. 

As well as joining a collaborative, supportive, motivated and dynamic team you will also receive: 

  • 26 days holiday per year plus bank holidays (pro rata) 
  • 6% pension contribution  
  • ongoing training and development opportunities  
  • regular one-to-one supervision  

Salary:  £23,484 pro rata – payscale £23,484 to £25,419 (based on pt 14 to 18 of the NJC payscale) 

Hours: Part-time, 3 days a week (22.5 hours per week) to include Wednesdays 

Contract:  Permanent 

Closing date:   9am on Monday 8th August 2022 

Interview date:   Wednesday 17th August 2022, Easton Community Centre 

HOW TO APPLY  

Please fill in the Application Form outlining 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    

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.    

Brigstowe wants a diverse workforce which is representative of the clients we serve.  We strongly encourage applications from people of African or Caribbean heritage as they are currently under-represented in our staff team. We also encourage applications from people living with HIV or other long term health conditions.  Applications falling within any of these categories, that meet essential criteria, will be invited to interview. 

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Brigstowe are recruiting an Executive Assistant!

This is an exciting opportunity to join a small but growing organisation that has its service users at its heart. Brigstowe has expanded recently following successful bids and is also one of the GSK 2022 Impact Award Winners. 

This is a really varied role for someone who is able to work on their own initiative, has excellent IT skills and is dynamic with a flexible approach to work.

Reporting to the CEO, this role has been created to assist three key roles: CEO, Head of Operations & Office Manager.

Brigstowe is a charity striving for a world in which people living with HIV and other long term health conditions live long and healthy lives, free from poverty, stigma, prejudice and discrimination. To find out more, please visit www.brigstowe.org 

Salary:                        £23,484 (Point 14 of the NJC pay scale)

Hours:                         30 Hours per week

Contract:                   12 months with the possibility of extension

Closing date:             Tuesday 23rd August 2022

Interview date:          Tuesday 6th September 2022

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 supervision and one-to-one support from your supervisor

HOW TO APPLY 

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  

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.   

Brigstowe wants a diverse workforce which is representative of the clients we serve.  We strongly encourage applications from people of African or Caribbean heritage as they are currently under-represented in our staff team. We also encourage applications from people living with HIV or other long term health conditions.  Applications falling within any of these categories, that meet essential criteria, will be invited to interview.

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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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The Peer Partnership is looking for Long COVID Peer Support Volunteers

The COVID-19 worldwide pandemic is the defining event of the 2020s. Although for most people who have contracted COVID-19 a full recovery has been possible, around 1 in 5 continue to have symptoms of the illness well beyond the expected recovery time.

Long COVID causes symptoms including excessive fatigue, “brain-fog “, breathlessness, anxiety, and muscle aches, which can considerably impact the ability of those living with them to manage everyday tasks.

In Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire there are estimated to be 18,000 people with Long COVID. With so many people experiencing issues around health and wellbeing with the condition, The Peer Partnership and Sirona are opening a peer support service to help people improve knowledge, confidence and ability to self-manage their condition.

We will be providing Long COVID workshops and group peer support sessions for those living with Long COVID, and we need people living with Long COVID to facilitate these sessions. In this role you will be:

  • Co-Facilitating workshops alongside health care professionals, providing people recently diagnosed with Long COVID with information about the condition and helping them to understand how to manage it independently.
  • Facilitating group peer support sessions. With training and support, you will provide a welcoming and supportive space for people to share their experiences of living with long COVID, condition management and encourage wellbeing.

What we are looking for?

You do not need to know everything about long COVID it’s your personal experience and enthusiasm to help others in the same situation we value.

If you are…

  • Living with Long COVID in Bristol, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire
  • Available for an average of 2 hours a week (various times available including daytime, evenings, and weekends)
  • Believe that people can be the experts of their own condition

…we are looking for you to support this program and help people like you feel less isolated and more confident in living with Long COVID.

We will provide:

  • Full peer support training
  • Professional supervision
  • Ongoing development

If you would like to apply for this role, please read through our role description below and complete our volunteer application form. Not sure if this role is for you or would like more information? Contact Hope at 01179555038 or info@peerpartnership.org.

Applications will close for this round of

Role Description

Application Form

About The Peer Partnership

The Peer Partnership’s aim is to promote the welfare and wellbeing of people living with long-term physical or mental health conditions and/or protected characteristics in Bristol and the surrounding areas. Through its parent organisation, Brigstowe, The Peer Partnership has a long history of service user involvement and has developed a wide range of peer support services including peer mentoring; recently diagnosed groups; social events and skills workshops.