Battersea, Greater London London, Greater London

Up to £22320.66 per annum + £2,800 London Weighting

Permanent, Full-time


About the organisation

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

Job Description

Victim Support is looking to recruit four Children and Young People Independent Victim Advocates based in the following areas, Central London, Earls Court, Clapham and Barking.

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.

The purpose of the role is to deliver high quality holistic support to all young victims and witnesses of crime referred to Victim Support whether by the Police, another agency or self-referred. You will lead on completing initial needs and risk assessments that are comprehensive and holistic and providing immediate and short term intervention to clients. Where longer term support is required or facilitation through attending appointments with clients you will make an initial appointment with a caseworker internally or refer externally as appropriate. You will be expected to provide practical and emotional support in a way that is approachable, flexible and caring, showing empathy at all times. As well as being tenacious in support of your clients and being able to solve problems and surmount the challenges posed by the criminal justice system.

You will need to ensure that all services are delivered within a strong safeguarding framework and that services are also delivered within a strong Equality and Diversity Framework

You will be required to use existing data capture systems to ensure appropriate data is gathered for reporting purposes and ensure reporting is timely.

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 (s). 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 takes pride in being a diverse organisation, enriched by the participation of all individuals and communities. Diversity matters and we value it.