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Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Up to £25,312.46 per annum
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Victim support is looking for a Independent Sexual Violence Advisor based in our Shipley or Wakefield offices, covering the whole West Yorkshire region. This is a fixed term contract to cover a period of Maternity leave which is anticipated to last for 12 months.

Victim Support (VS) is an independent charity providing a range of specialist services to people who have been affected by crime across England and Wales. We work towards a world where there are fewer victims but who have stronger rights, better support and a real influence in the Criminal Justice System.. Everyone at VS is driven by our Vision Ambitions and Values to play their part in making a difference for those who experience crime and traumatic events. Working for VS gives you the opportunity to play a key role in a national charity providing high quality services to victims and witnesses and being a vital force for change.

Your primary role will be to provide a pro-active service to victims of sexual violence as required within and outside the criminal justice system, throughout West Yorkshire. This involves risk assessment, helping clients access their rights, along with health and other services they require, monitoring and keeping victims informed of case progress and providing support through the criminal justice system. This role demands a high amount of resilience and the management of a high caseload.

You must have extensive experience of planning and delivering caseloads, with strong crisis management skills and an understanding of the needs of clients who have, or are experiencing sexual violence. You must have experience of risk assessment, support planning and risk management and how sexual violence affects lives. An approved and accredited ISVA qualification or the willingness to complete the training is a requirement for this post.

You will be required to attend relevant meetings and will provide regular reports to your line manager and also undertake talks and presentations to local groups and agencies on the work of Victim Support, developing networks and partnerships and increasing the role of the service in the community. Good IT skills, knowledge of criminal justice issues and an understanding of the effects a court appearance can have on victims and witnesses of crime are also essential. You will be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with people from all areas of the community and be able to assist with the monitoring, evaluation and administration of written statistical reports on the project management for our external funders.

The post is subject to successful completion of a six month probationary period. The successful candidate will require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and police vetting prior to commencing employment. This post demands travel across West Yorkshire.

Victim Support offers competitive rewards and benefits including pension and life assurance, 25 days annual leave (pro-rata), voluntary benefits such as season ticket loans and the opportunity to play a key role in a national charity providing world-class services to victims and witnesses and being a vital force for change.

Applications should be explicit enough to provide good evidence against the shortlisting criteria, which are marked in the person specification. In order to apply, please create a profile in our website (jobs section), complete and submit an online application form.

If the vacancy has not specified the essential criteria for shortlisting, please use this section to express how your experience and skills are relevant for the role. If you have the drive to make a difference within an organisation which makes a difference we look forward to hearing from you.

Victim Support are committed to recruiting with care and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Background checks and Disclosed Barring Service checks will be required

Victim Support is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe having a diverse workforce at all levels allows us to represent the communities we serve and connect better with people affected by crime. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds. We therefore welcome applicants from all communities and monitor the diversity of applicants to analyse if we are representative of the communities we serve in terms of sex, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, trans identity, relationship status, religion or belief, caring responsibilities, age and socio-economic status. As part of our commitment to the Race at Work Charter we would particularly welcome applicants from BAME communities

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VS is the independent charity for people affected by crime and traumatic events in England and Wales. Our specialist teams provide individual, ... Read more

Posted on: 28 May 2021
Closing date: 20 June 2021
Job ref: 3300
Tags: Advocacy,Support Worker
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