Up to £30000 per annum + £2800 London Weighting
Job description

Victim Support is looking for a Senior Peer Support 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.

We are seeking a unique, creative and inspiring individual to join the CYP team at Victim Support. As the Senior Peer Support Co-ordinator, you will lead in coordinating and delivering a range of Peer Support and Mentoring activities for young victims and witnesses of Homicide across London.

As the Senior Peer Support Co-ordinator you will work closely with the Senior Operational Manager to implement and develop the CYP Homicide Peer Support Service to meet the needs of young people bereaved by homicide across London.

The successful candidate will line manager a Peer Support Co-ordinator; you will be self-driven, with good leadership and organisational skills, with the ability to motivate and support others in order to achieve the desired outcomes for the project.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential, as is some knowledge of traumatic bereavement to ensure that the wellbeing of the Peer Supporters is maintained.

Peer Support is delivered by volunteers via a variety of methods and you will design and deliver creative and interactive training methods, as well as providing structured Peer Support group sessions.

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. This job requires flexible working with some evening and weekend work. .

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.

Interviews will be held on 11th February 2020.

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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

Posted on: 14 January 2020
Closed date: 30 January 2020
Job ref: 2528
Tags: Advocacy, Social Work