You’ll find details of any current vacancies we have posted below.

Whatever opportunity you’re interested in, working at OTR is a hugely rewarding experience, and we invest heavily in the progression of all our staff and volunteers.

All appointments at OTR are made subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Director of Resources

Hours | 30.00 (Part time). Flexible as agreed.
Salary | £38,422 – £45,726
Contract Type | Permanent

We are looking for that special someone to lead and manage our resources (that means our income, spending, people and facilities).

It’s an exciting time here at OTR, with a new Chief Executive and Strategic Plan that describes an ambitious and radical future built on the gains and growth of the last few years. We’re a charity, but we’re evolving from a typical service provider model to one that has more in common with a social movement. This transition presents lots of new and exciting challenges to the way raise and spend money, think about our people and behave as an organisation.

We’re looking for someone with the right technical skills in financial management (obviously!) but equally important is your outlook. We need an attention to detail, but we also need you to be strategic, commercially minded, enabling and approachable in order to unlock the potential in our income generation, people and spaces. You will be a key member of our senior leadership team with responsibility for managing a budget of circa £1.8M and the welfare of around 150 staff and volunteers across five sites.

For an informal chat about the role please email Karen Black (Chief Executive) at or phone 07946101309.

Download | Full job description
To apply | Download an application form and send to or via post at 8-10 West Street, Old Market, Bristol Bs2 0BH
Deadline | Friday 5th October at 5pm
Interviews | Monday 15th October


Resilience Lab Health Promoter

Salary Grade | £23,945 – £26,539 (mid point OTR scale B)
Hours | 37.5
Location | Based at OTR HQ Old Market

The Resilience Lab is the key vehicle for our health promotion and preventative work. We run dynamic and engaging sessions that invite young people to explore a range of skills and techniques that will enable them to not only survive, but thrive in times of adversity. In its fifth year, the project delivers sessions to thousands of young people annually.

We’re looking for someone who is confident, energetic and approachable to be the face of Resilience Lab. You’ll take Lab to a wide range of settings; co-ordinate the sessions in line with our delivery targets and build lasting partnerships with other organisations. We’d like you to keep your finger on the pulse around current resilience building theory and health promotion work, bringing innovation and excellence to the sessions you deliver. Days spent working on Resilience Lab are busy and varied – you could be presenting an assembly to 150 sixth-formers in the morning, before running a small group for young carers in the afternoon, so you’ll need to be creative and adaptable in your approach to delivering Lab’s material.

For an informal chat about the role, drop Charlotte (Team Leader for Health Promotion) a line on: to arrange a call.

Download | Job pack
To apply | Download an application form and send to or via post at 8-10 West Street, Old Market, Bristol Bs2 0BH
Deadline | 2nd October, 12pm
Interviews | 9th October


Shop Volunteer

Hours | 7.5 hours per week (equivalent 1 day) worked at your convenience Mon-Thurs
Location | Based at 8-10 West Street, Old Market, Bristol, BS2 0BH
Reporting To | Marketing, Communications and Digital Manager

Earlier this year, OTR opened an online shop with the objective of collaborating with local young talent and generating an unrestricted income stream to the charity.

The shop experienced initial success with a first batch of products and is now at a stage to be developed; both in terms of diversifying the products on sale (working with young people to create new items), and avenues of sale (placement in local shop-fronts, online promotion).

OTR is looking for a volunteer to support the growth of the shop. You will be working in the Communications Team alongside the Marketing, Communications and Digital Manager and Community Champion. Full training will be provided.

Download | Full role description
To apply | Please include your CV and cover letter as two documents attached to your email and send to
Closing date | 26th September at 5pm

If you wish to have an informal discussion about the post, please contact Liam McKinnon on or tel: 0808 808 9120 (option 4).


Placements & Volunteering

We offer voluntary opportunities for both qualified and student practitioners. You can expect to play a full part in the OTR experience for young people so you will need to be able to commit to at least five hours per week.

Please note, this is a competitive process and you will at least need to be in the third/final year of a recognised professional qualification. Experience working directly with young people in a related capacity is also an advantage. We provide regular in-house multi-disciplinary group supervision as well as training and expenses.

Here at OTR we really do embrace diversity, so we’re less interested in your theoretical orientation than your ability to build relationships with young people. All our volunteers work within our city centre service, which runs six days a week and offers brief interventions.

Please note that a condition of any placement here at OTR is a willingness to work with difference. Whatever your role or professional background, you will be expected to work across different categories of ethnicity, race, social class, disability, faith, gender and sexual diversity. You will also need to be willing to work across our entire age range – from 11 to 25 (inclusive) and to engage with the full diversity of issues that young people can and do bring to OTR.

We take this bit seriously, so our promise to you is that we will encourage, support and develop your capability in working trans-culturally and with difference while you are with us.

You can apply at any time, just drop us a line at with a note on your background, availability, and attach your CV.

Once we receive your application we’ll be in touch when vacancies arise that match your availability to arrange an interview with one of the team.