Barking, Essex
Up to £26818 per annum + includes London Weighting
Job description

Victim Support is looking for a Mentoring Co-ordinator to join our Children and Young People Service in London.

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 Mentoring Service offers young people who have witnessed or have been victimised through crime the opportunity to connect with volunteers who will support them to reach desired goals and targets.

As Mentoring Co-ordinator you will be responsible for the recruitment and management of a team of volunteers based in the Victim Support, Children and Young People's (CYP) Service. Using creative and interactive training methods, you will design and deliver a training package to harness volunteers lived experience in a positive way

Mentoring is delivered by volunteers via a variety of methods and you will facilitate regular structured volunteer mentor group sessions, as well online, face to face and telephone support options to enable victims and witnesses of crime to achieve the best possible outcomes.

This role is suited to someone with a strong ability to motivate and inspire who can be creative and is able to work on their own initiative, with a solution focus.

The job requires flexible working with some evening and Saturday work 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.

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.

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Victim Support

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

Refreshed on: 29 May 2020
Closed date: 07 June 2020
Job ref: 2693
Tags: Advocacy, Support Worker