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.


Community Champion

Hours | 15 per week
Salary | £18,638 – £21,734 (pro rata)
Location | 8-10 West Street, Bristol, BS2 0BH

OTR is fortunate to have an ever-growing base of support within the local community. We are now regularly contacted by supporters doing amazing things to raise funds, awareness and advocacy for our work with young people across Bristol and South Glos. These people need encouragement and assistance so that they maximise their potential support and their efforts feel valued.

The prime objective of this role is to identify, promote and nurture community involvement in OTR and champion fundraisers, donors, young volunteers and Shop customers.

Download | Full job description

Download | Application form

Closing date | 6pm, Monday 23rd April 2018

Interview date | Tuesday 1st May 2018, in Bristol

To apply | Email your completed application form to

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


Volunteer Therapist opportunity

We are looking for passionate, creative therapists to volunteer for us.

This role will give you the opportunity to work as part of an exciting, innovative team delivering mental health support to young people (11-25 year olds), promoting wellbeing and managing distress.

Locations might include working in-house, in schools, or in the community.

We are looking for therapists who:

  • are creative and open to multiple therapeutic modalities
  • able to work with young people
  • have at least one year’s experience of working in a supporting/helping role with young people/adults
  • has at least one year of clinical training in a therapeutic role

Volunteer counselling positions are open to all specialities of therapists, including but not limited to, art, counselling, CBT, drama, systemic, or play therapy. However, therapists will be willing to work outside their modality, in a general relational approach, if required by the young person.

OTR will freely provide all trainees their full supervision requirements, as per BACP regulations. Positions are available in Old Market , Bristol and Yate, South Glos.

Please send your CV and a separate cover letter in Word document format to

Interview Day 1: May 1st / Interview Day 2: May 9th / Induction Day: May 15th (applicants need to be able to attend Induction Day)

OTR offers volunteer counselling placements Mon-Sat:

Mon-Thurs: 09:00 to 15:30 or 13:50 to 20:00
Fri – Sat: 09:00 – 15:30


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.