Working with us

ARA is an exciting organisation to work for. We offer excellent career and personal development opportunities, and the potential to really make a difference to people’s lives.

ARA recognises the quality of care our staff provide to our clients and in turn aims to provide a caring workplace for our staff.

ARA – Staff Vacancies

Thank you for your interest in working for ARA, our staff are at the heart of what we do. We offer a variety of job opportunities in Bristol, Somerset  and South Wales.  We are always looking for committed, enthusiastic people who share our approach and values.

Application packs can be downloaded for the vacancies listed below.

Team Leader

We have been awarded a contract by the Ministry of Justice to deliver the Offender Accommodation Pilot working with people being released from Bristol Prison.

The main aims of ARRO are to:

  • Reduce reoffending
  • Prevent homelessness

The new service will provide support over a period of 3 months within the prison environment and accommodation and support for 2 years in the community.

The pilot will work with 80 prison leavers who would otherwise be homeless. All staff will need enhanced DBS and will be vetted by HMPPS. The service includes participation in an out of hours on call rota.

Team Leader

Band 7 – £27,320  – £29,422

In this new role you will:

  • Manage the service day to day including a team of support workers
  • Contribute to developing the service and setting up systems
  • Work closely with agencies both inside the prison and in the community

We are looking for someone who has:

  • Experience of managing staff
  • A flexible and inclusive approach
  • The ability to work with others to implement change

Click here for the Job Description and Person Specification

Click here for an Application Form. Please email your completed form to JuneClarke@recovery4all.co.uk

Resettlement Worker

We have been awarded a contract by the Ministry of Justice to deliver the Offender Accommodation Pilot working with people being released from Bristol Prison.

The main aims of ARRO are to:

  • Reduce reoffending
  • Prevent homelessness

The new service will provide support over a period of 3 months within the prison environment and accommodation and support for 2 years in the community.

The pilot will work with 80 prison leavers who would otherwise be homeless. All staff will need enhanced DBS and will be vetted by HMPPS. The service includes participation in an out of hours on call rota.

3 x Resettlement Workers

Band 5 – £22,066 – £25,164

In this role you will:

  • Take a psychologically informed approach to clients
  • Work with prison leavers to develop a support plan which is strength based and includes short and long term goals
  • Work closely with offender managers and landlords

We are looking for people who have:

  • Experience of working with vulnerable people
  • An understanding of offenders / ex-offenders
  • A driving licence and access to a car for work

Closing date – 9am Monday 3rd June

Interviews – June 5th/11th/12th/13th

Click here for the Job Description and Person Specification

Click here for an Application Form. Please email your completed form to JuneClarke@recovery4all.co.uk

Maintenance Operative

1 x Maintenance Operative

Salary:                         Band 4 £19,439 – £22,066 per annum, pro rata

Contract/Hours:            Permanent/Part time (28 hours per week)

Closing date: 9am Monday 3rd June

Ara is looking for a Maintenance Operative to provide a high quality maintenance service to Ara’s housing services and offices. You will be responsible for carrying out minor repairs and maintenance tasks, painting/redecorating, preparing rooms for re-let, maintaining gardens and grounds. Full driving licence is required, vehicle will be provided.

In return, we offer 25 days’ leave per annum and Bank Holidays, plus an additional one day per year up to 30 days.

Click here for the Job Description and Person Specification

To apply please email your CV and a Cover Letter to lindseytaylor@recovery4all.co.uk

Volunteer Vacancies

Other opportunities

At ARA volunteers play an important role in meeting the needs of a wide range of people with alcohol, drug and gambling dependencies.  We offer a variety of volunteer work opportunities at our offices in Bristol. We are often looking for committed enthusiastic people who share ARA’s approach and values.

If you are interested in volunteering with ARA please complete an application form and return it to, info@recovery4all.co.uk.  Or by post to ARA, Kings Court, King Street, Bristol, BS1 4EF.  If you have any problems downloading information or any questions about working for us, please call 0117 930 0282.

Volunteer Application Form

Volunteer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Course Facilitator

An opportunity to deliver educational courses based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques supporting a trained CBT therapist for patients struggling with low level depression and anxiety. You will have a qualification in Psychology or Talking Therapies, preferably knowledge of CBT and experience of working in a Primary Care Psychology Service.

LINK TO JOB DESCRIPTION PACK HERE

Volunteer Administrator/Receptionist

Providing the first point of contact to clients and professionals alike, a great opportunity to gain experience in administration and reception skills.

LINK TO JOB DESCRIPTION PACK HERE

Volunteer Cafe Roles

The ARC Café is run by a dedicated team of staff and volunteers. Volunteers are in recovery and are able to gain skills, experience and training in customer service and food hygiene.

LINK TO JOB DESCRIPTION PACK HERE