Opening Hours

Please note that on 28 May 2020, our phonelines will be open at 2pm due to Staff Training

Our Opening Times Have Temporarily Changed

Monday | 9.30am - 12.00pm | 2.00pm - 4.30pm

Tuesday | 9.30am - 12.00pm | 2.00pm - 4.30pm

Wednesday | Closed | 2.00pm - 4.30pm

Thursday | 9.30am - 12.00pm | 2.00pm - 4.30pm

Friday | 9.30am - 12.00pm | 2.00pm - 4.30pm


Everyone working for us has the power to make a difference!

Personal Details

Please read and answer all questions carefully. All questions marked with an (*) are required. For guidance when completing our online application, please click here.



Please give details of two referees, one of who should be your current or most recent employer or, if this is an application for your first job, your school teacher or higher / further education lecturer. Please note, references will not be taken up until an offer of employment is made.

Reference No 1

Reference No 2

Eduction and Training

Please provide all information about education and training, since the age of 11. Please include all qualifications, including those gained since starting work. Please note that if a candidate is appointed to this role, they will be required to bring evidence of qualifications.

Current Employer

Employer's Details

Previous or Additional Work Experience

Please provide information of all previous employment including voluntary work and starting with the most recent.

Relevant Skills and Experience

Please demonstrate how you meet each of the criteria in the Person Specification. Please ensure you read the guidance notes provided at the beginning of this application form.

Other Information

Equality and Diversity Monitoring

The Bridge (East Midlands) aims to be an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with organisation policy & legislation which promotes equality of opportunity the organisation monitors applications for employment in respect of protected characteristics. In order for The Bridge (East Midlands) to monitor the effectiveness of its policy (and for no other reason), you are asked to provide the information requested below. This information is confidential and will be detached from your application from when it is received.


I declare that to the best of my knowledge the information on this application is true. I understand that any failure to disclose information, or any attempt to mislead may, if I am appointed, lead to disciplinary (dismissal) action being taken. I can meet the requirements, including working hours & availability, set out in the accompanying information. I understand that any offer of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and disclosure and barring service checks.

I understand that by submitting this online application form, The Bridge (East Midlands) will process my personal and special category personal data having due regard for the Data Protection Principles as outlined in the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulations 2017.

Candidates are encouraged to read The Bridge (East Midlands) Privacy Notice which outlines how the organisation collects, processes, stores and erases personal and special category personal data.

Person Specification

1) An understanding of the principles of supporting people to be resilient and live independently

2) Good working knowledge of benefits and income maximisation

3) Knowledge of the needs of homeless people and the social, health

4) Knowledge to provide higher level substance misuse, physical health, healthy weight, sexual health and smoking cessation advice

5) The ability to assess needs, create action plans and motivate people to achieve their goals

6) The ability to assess higher level mental health needs using a recognised Mental Wellbeing Scale

7) The ability to work seamlessly with partner agencies ensure clients are able to access the range of support they require

8) The ability to work positively with people with challenging or difficult behaviour

9) The ability to work on your own initiative, contribute to team issues and effectively use supervision

10) A high level of written and verbal communication skills including the ability to advocate for clients, where appropriate

Application Guidance