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.

Please note that a condition of any job offer or 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 11-25 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.


Youth Transitions Worker

Deadline: 07 December 2018

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Peer Navigators

Are you aged 18-29 and looking to get into work with mental health? OTR’s Peer Navigators are part of the OTR Membership Team, helping young people navigate support as they access mental health services. In this voluntary role, OTR provide extensive training, support and accreditation to develop your experience in this field.

Peer Navs also represent OTR at various events, and head out and about in Bristol and South Gloucestershire talking about OTR’s work.

Click here to apply to become a Peer Navigator!

You can submit an application at any time of the year, but please be aware that the next time we’ll be reviewing these applications for the next round of Peer Navigators is shortly into the New Year, 2019.



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.

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.



We’re fortunate to receive a high volume of volunteering offers at OTR Bristol and we’re really grateful for the interest. We’d be really interested to hear about volunteering offers at

Unfortunately, we can’t reply to each and every message we receive, however we do read them and make a note of your offer and the area of the organisation you’re interested in. If and when a suitable opportunity arises at OTR, we will be in touch.


Work experience

At the moment, we do not have the resource to take on work experience placements. We do however recognise the value of work experience and would encourage anyone interested in OTR to look at our volunteering and Peer Navigator opportunities as an exciting addition to a CV.