Birmingham, West Midlands
Manchester, Greater Manchester
£14,565.60 per annum (FTE £21,848.40 per annum) + Home Working Allowance
Permanent, Part-time, 25 hours per week
Job description

Victim Support is looking for two Bengali speaking Domestic Abuse Programme Group Faciitators. These roles are part-time and home based with travel around England and Wales.

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 looking for an outstanding team who will deliver a transformational national Domestic Abuse early help support programme. This programme will provide specialist information and support, enabling people to act on domestic abuse as soon as possible and stop it from happening again. Funding for this programme has been secured for 3 years (to December 2023).

VS is recruiting two Group Facilitators fluent in English and Bengali.

The role of Group Facilitator will be to deliver consistent information, advice and support to low risk victims of domestic abuse and those at risk of domestic abuse. They will co-facilitate group work to victims of domestic abuse, not deemed to currently be at high risk and deliver the programme online and when safe and appropriate, face to face across England and Wales.

To be successful in one of these roles you will have experience of working in a multi-agency environment to support vulnerable people and will have worked directly with and supported victims of domestic abuse, ideally from diverse backgrounds and in a group setting.

You will be highly organised, with strong IT and administration skills and have excellent time management skills. A strong understanding and knowledge of safeguarding issues and legal responsibilities is also essential.

We are looking for strong team players with a strong interest in learning and self-development.

This vacancy will close midnight Tuesday 5th January 2021, with interviews expected to take place week commencing 11th January 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 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 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 of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic heritage. We also particularly welcome applications from disabled people and people from LGBT+ Communities.

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Refreshed on: 23 December 2020
Closed date: 05 January 2021
Job ref: 3004
Tags: Advocacy, Support Worker