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Join Our Family Support Team!

Updated: Mar 18

Family Support Worker x4

Full Time 37 hours per week, Fixed Term for 12 months

Part Time 18.5 hours per week, Fixed Term for 12 months maternity cover

Full Time 37 hours per week, Fixed Term until 31st March 2025

Part Time 23 hours per week, Fixed Term until 31st March 2025


BG8: £26,873 - £28,770 pro rata

Application closing date


Bristol Children’s Centres are looking for experienced and motivated individuals to join our service in the role of Family Support Worker with experience of working effectively with families within the community. Children’s Centres offer all families and children unique experiences to enable them to reach their full potential.

The role will involve working with the Family Support team and other multi agency professional partners, to meet the needs of individuals, the communities and local priorities.  

As a Family Support Worker, you will hold a manageable caseload and co-ordinate packages of support for individual families. You will do this alongside the family, using a strength-based approach and involving the family and community network.

Your days will be varied. You may chair a team around a family meeting in the morning, liaise with a school and other professional, followed by a home visit, followed by organising an activity for the young person in the afternoon!

You will be confident in working as part of a busy team providing a universal and targeted service, supporting complex family situations and have experience of multi-agency partnership work. You will receive regular supervision. You will also promote good equalities practice and value diversity across the service.

Please note that this role is subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.

Why Bristol City Council?

At Bristol City Council, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high-profile organisation.

Join us and you’ll receive an excellent rewards package including membership of the Local Government Pension scheme, and a generous annual leave allowance.

In addition, you’ll be working in a supportive environment where you’ll have the chance to make Bristol a better place and contribute to its future.

How do I apply?

If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey, please apply via Jobs (, job reference VAC005210.

To be shortlisted for interview you’ll need to demonstrate how you meet each of the essential criteria in the Person Specification within the Further Information section of your application. On occasion we will receive high numbers of applications, we may then shortlist against the desirable criteria along with the essential criteria, so if you can, please demonstrate how you meet this in your application.

For permanent Bristol City Council employees, this post will be a secondment.

For employees who are currently on a fixed term contract with Bristol City Council, the secondment must not extend beyond the end of the fixed term period to ensure there is a substantive post to return to.

If you are currently a casual worker or a member of an employment agency (currently working with Bristol City Council) this post will be a fixed term contract.

For further information, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification or alternatively, please contact 

At Bristol City Council, we value having a workforce as diverse as the city we serve. We therefore welcome, develop and promote people from all sections of the community. Appointments will be made on merit.

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