Please note regarding the contract and working hours of the role:
The contract is permanent, working approximately 6 months per year, with the spread of hours heavily weighted to September-January, reducing to several “keeping in touch” days April-August. This post would suit somebody who works seasonally during summer, with availability in winter.
This is offered on a rolling contract (to be negotiated).
An opportunity to lead the delivery and development of our flagship Caring at Christmas project. Caring at Christmas is a volunteer-led service that provides warmth, safety, food and connection for some of the most isolated and vulnerable people in Bristol at a particularly difficult time of year. The project is funded entirely by donations from the public and small grants. It involves mobilising hundreds of volunteers and supporters and working with partners from all over the city.
Caring at Christmas has not changed at its core since its inception some thirty years ago, but we made some bold changes to how the project operates in 2018 with real benefits for the people we work with. 2020 bought considerable challenges for the delivery of this work and as we were not able to safely hold a drop in-style event, we ran a delivery service instead, bringing hot food and Christmas cheer to people in emergency temporary accommodation all over Bristol.
We are hopeful that we will be able to host an event in 2021 but would also like to retain the expanded reach of the project which 2020 gave us, and explore how we can support people who usually cannot access Caring at Christmas. We continue to build on the success of this evolving approach while maintaining the same core objectives. Using non-institutional spaces, linking our guests with other organisations, and bringing together the considerable talent and resources in Bristol, are key to our vision.