Lancaster, Lancashire (On-site)
£22153.24 - £24234.80 per annum
Job description

Victim Support is looking for an Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) to work in our busy office in Lancaster, Lancashire.

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.

We are looking for an Independent Sexual Violence Advisor to join our busy team, supporting victims of rape and serious sexual assault from report to court. The role will be based in our Lancaster office but you will support clients across Lancashire so must be able and prepared to travel independently. This is a fixed term contract until 31/3/2023.

Ideally you will have achieved ISVA accreditation, if not you must be willing to work towards this and complete within 12 months of employment. You will have experience of supporting victims and survivors of sexual assault/abuse and can demonstrate empathy and understanding of the impact for victims. You will have a thorough understanding of the criminal justice process and be able to provide independent, impartial information and support for clients throughout the CJ process and beyond where required.

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 outlined in the person specification under essential and tested area. 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. 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

Please note we will shortlist and interview as applications are received and reserve the right to close this vacancy early. Therefore, we advise if interested in this vacancy please do not delay submitting an application.

More about Victim Support

Victim Support is an independent charity dedicated to supporting people affected by crime and traumatic incidents in England and Wales.

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Refreshed on: 26 January 2022
Closed date: 16 February 2022 at 11:02
Job ref: 3864
Tags: Advocacy, Support Worker