Norwich, Norfolk
Up to £21420 per annum
Job description

Victim Support is looking for an Engagement and Volunteer Officer based within the Norfolk and Suffolk Victim Care Service, to work across both counties.

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.

Norfolk and Suffolk Victim Care is looking for an Engagement and Volunteer Officer to be involved in delivering a programme of awareness raising and to recruit, manage and support a team of volunteers. The main purpose of the role is to raise the profile of the service using social media, the NSVC website and creating a quarterly newsletter with the intention of boosting self-referrals. The post holder will also recruit, manage and support a diverse group of volunteers who will be outward facing and help to raise the profile of the service across both counties.

To be successful in this post you will have experience of working in a voluntary or community setting and either managing, developing and/or supporting volunteers. You will also have experience in undertaking targeted recruitment activities. As Engagement and Volunteer Officer you will also need to possess first class communications, IT and presentation skills with the ability to instil confidence in, and gain the trust, of others, leading by example to help drive forward the needs of the service.

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. This post is subject to satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS check).

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

Posted on: 04 March 2020
Closed date: 17 April 2020
Job ref: 2623
Tags: Advocacy, Support Worker