We have an exciting opportunity for 3 x Caseworkers to join a new and innovative Fraud Peer Support Pilot Project. This project will be delivered by a Caseworker team based in South London, Kent and Sussex. We are looking for four enthusiastic and motivated people who can demonstrate the ability, passion and determination to deliver an effective and innovative service that can transform the lives of adult fraud victims.
These roles are home-based in South London, Kent or Sussex and will require travel across these areas. The roles are full-time working 37.5 hours per week but applications for part-time hours will also be considered.
What we offer:
At Victim Support we believe in attracting & retaining the best people and offer a competitive rewards & benefits package including:
- Flexible working options including hybrid working
- 28 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays, rising to 33 days plus Bank Holidays
- An extra day off for your birthday
- Pension with 5% employer contribution
- Enhanced sick pay allowances, maternity & paternity payments
- High Street, retail, holiday, entertainment & leisure discounts
- Access to our financial wellbeing hub & salary deducted finance
- Employee assistance programme & wellbeing support
- Ongoing training & support with opportunities for career development & progression
About the Role:
As part of the Fraud Peer Support Caseworker team you will be responsible for:
- contacting fraud victims to assess the risks they are facing and to discuss their support needs
- providing individual, tailored support for victims of fraud, particularly those affected by relationship/romance fraud
- setting up and delivering online and in-person group peer support work
- working in close partnership with police, local authorities and other key stakeholders to ensure fraud victims can access our services
- supporting victims to ensure their voices are heard in and beyond the criminal justice system
The areas for delivery of the pilot are South London, Kent and Sussex and the post-holders will need to reside in one of these, and will be able to travel across the three areas
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.
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 may be required.
Victim Support strives to represent the diverse communities we serve and are passionate about creating an environment where all staff and volunteers feel respected and heard. Being a diverse organisation with an inclusive culture is integral to us being able to meet our aim of ensuring that anyone who is a victim of crime gets the support they need.
As part of our commitment to the Race at Work Charter we particularly welcome applicants from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. VS is also a Disability Confident Employer and we provide a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for candidates that are disabled and meet all essential criteria for a role.
If you have a disability, a learning difficulty such as dyslexia or a medical condition which you believe may affect your performance during any aspect of our selection process, we'll be happy to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to perform at your best.
How to apply:
To apply for this role please follow the link below to the Jobs page on our website and complete the application form demonstrating how you meet the essential shortlisting criteria.
Please indicate which county you want to work in, and whether you want full or part-time hours.
The closing date for this role is midnight on Wednesday 06 December 2023 and interviews will be held in the week of 18 December.
We look forward to hearing from you.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early, if we receive enough suitable applications to take forward to interview prior to the published closing date.