Manchester, Greater Manchester
England, United Kingdom
Kendal, Cumbria
Leeds, West Yorkshire
£58,344 per annum + Home Working Allowance
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Victim Support is looking for a Deputy Services Director for their North and Midlands Services. This role is home based with regular travel across the regions (Covid dependent).

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.

VS is going through an exciting time, transforming our services and supporting victims and witnesses throughout North and Midlands. We are now looking for a Deputy Service Director to join a well-established and committed team to continue to develop and improve our services for Victims and Witnesses.

You will need to have excellent understanding of the impact of crime and the experience of the criminal justice system on victims and witnesses, and a proven track record of successful achievement in delivering services with significant contract values.

Your role will be to support the Services Director in representing VS externally to promote a positive image of the organisation, to lead on income generation in allocated areas, to ensure our teams work to the highest standard, and to promote and monitor our approach to excellence and quality of service.

In an ever developing environment you will identify, develop, promote opportunities to grow and develop services to improve impact and reach more people. Promoting advocacy for our service users to ensure that they are involved in the development of the services and their needs are heard and understood.

Your leaderships skills will ensure individuals and teams are nurtured and supported to achieve high levels of performance, commitment, and collaboration. You will demonstrate a genuine openness to feedback and will seek to learn from others.

You will have operated effectively within a complex organisation at both an operational and strategic level. As well as working in and forging successful partnerships with a wide range of internal and external bodies.

Some unsocial hours working may be necessary.

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for further details.

Interviews will take place, via video link, in early March 2021.

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 outlined in the person specification under essential and tested area. 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 is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. 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 believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds. We therefore welcome applicants from all communities and monitor the diversity of applicants to analyse if we are representative of the communities we serve in terms of sex, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, trans identity, relationship status, religion or belief, caring responsibilities, age and socio-economic status. As part of our commitment to the Race at Work Charter we would particularly welcome applicants from BAME communities.

More about Victim Support
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: 27 January 2021
Closed date: 18 February 2021
Job ref: 3083
Tags: Senior Management, Advocacy