Victim Support is looking for a Children & Young Persons Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (CHISVA) to work in our busy team at Preston, Lancashire.
Victim Support (VS) is an independent charity for people affected by crime in England and Wales. We work towards a world where people affected by crime or traumatic events get the support they need and respect they deserve.
We are looking for an Children & Young Persons 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 Preston office but you will support clients across Lancashire so must be able and prepared to travel independently.
Ideally you will have achieved ISVA accreditation, if not you must be willing to work towards this and complete within 12 months of employment. The successful candidate 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 marked in the person specification as A. In order to apply, please create a profile in our website (jobs section), complete and submit an online application form.
VS 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.
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 is committed to providing an inclusive and supportive environment for our staff. 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 welcome applicants from all communities and as part of our commitment to the we would particularly welcome applicants from BAME communities.