Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Up to £8168 per annum

Part-time

2149

About the organisation

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

Job Description

Victim Support is looking for an Engagement Officer based in Lincoln

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 purpose of the Engagement Officer role is primarily to engage with key local stakeholders, community groups, other charities, crime support providers and associations, to develop meaningful networks in order to raise awareness of create access to and promote, the Victims Support services provision and activities.

To be successful in this role, you will have experience of or proven ability to, work in a front facing networking or community liaison role. You will have an understanding of working with victims or witnesses of crime within a community, charity and service delivery focused setting and proven ability to quickly acquire a good knowledge of victim services and convey information accurately.

You will have knowledge of the requirement for confidentiality, be able to maintain efficient and timely administration system and records and write business reports and press releases. You will be able to communicate sensitively and effectively both verbally and in writing and build and sustain relationships, working constructively with other members in the organisation and liaising with external authorities. You will be able to work without direct supervision, prioritising work and dealing with competing demands in an organised and methodical manner.

VS 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 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 takes pride in being a diverse organisation, enriched by the participation of all individuals and communities. Diversity matters and we value it.