Staff Vacancies – Gambling Service Young Person Worker and Hospital Inreach Worker

We have several staff vacancies at the moment in the ARA Gambling Service – see our Jobs page to apply.

Exciting opportunities to work in our new service ARRO

Exciting opportunities to work in our new service ARRO (Ara Resettlement Restart Opportunities)

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 at least one month within the prison environment and accommodation and support for 2 years in the community.

The pilot will work with 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.

Resettlement Workers – 12 month fixed term contract – possibility of being extended

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 – Friday 3rd January 2020

For Job Descriptions and Person Specifications and application forms please go to

Applications Open for Receptionist Role

Do you want to join a growing charity which makes a difference to people’s lives every day? We are looking for a brilliant full time administrator/ receptionist to work in our main office in the centre of Bristol. Apply today, go to

Provide efficient and high quality reception and administrative support to all services within the Ara. Be the first point of contact for telephone, email and visiting clients and visitors.

Give information and signpost to ARA services and drop in sessions to ensure clients are empowered to access services as appropriate to their needs.

Provide training and support to volunteer administrators and apprentices, encouraging development and of skills and confidence in undertaking reception and administration duties.

Work for a fantastic charity and help us go from Good to Great. Be part of our staff team who are Professional, Supportive, and Passionate.

Salary:                         Band 3 – £17,062 to £19,439

Contract/Hours:      Permanent, 35 hours per week

Closing date: 9 am on 1st January 2020

To apply, please read the Job Description and Person Specification and send your Application Form to