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.

Gloucestershire Assertive Outreach Connect Worker

Salary :  initially £22,066.88 per annum

Full time 35 hours per week

Initially fixed term until 31st March 2020

Closing date 9 am Friday 8th March 2019

We have an exciting opportunity within the Gloucestershire Drug and Alcohol service for an Assertive Outreach Connect Worker to work with street drinkers, rough sleepers and other high need groups to provide direct intervention and connect them to CGL and other treatment services. Working closely with the  homeless outreach service provided by P3, you will identify and persistently work with people and carry out assessments for treatment services. You will operate regular drop-ins at venues including the Homeless Healthcare Service, Open Door and Marah.

For an  application form click here

For a job description click here

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,  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.


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.


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.