Wakefield, West Yorkshire
£22000 - £24329 per annum
Contract, Full-time
Job description

We are looking for a new Independent Sexual Violence Advisor based in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.

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 delighted that Victim Support has been awarded the contract to manage a new national flagship project:- Safe Spaces, a joint Anglican and Catholic church project to provide a vital support service for survivors of church-related abuse. We are now recruiting an Advocate to help deliver this service. An ISVA qualification is desirable, or the willingness to work towards one. 
The project is to help all survivors so applications from all genders are welcome.

As a national project covering the whole country, Advocates will be based in Wakefield and will work virtually with survivors to understand their needs and develop support plans, advocating on their behalf and providing practical and emotional support. They will also help in making sure the service is promoted, and that the needs of survivors from across England and Wales are met.

Good IT skills, knowledge of criminal justice issues and an understanding of the effects of abuse and trauma are essential, along with an appreciation of the nature and impact of church-based abuse.

The Safe Spaces team will run the service over 6 days Monday-Saturday on a rota basis.

Interviews will take place either week commencing 5th October or 12th October.

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. 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 genders and all communities and 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

Posted on: 10 September 2020
Closed date: 27 September 2020
Job ref: 2874
Tags: Advocacy, Support Worker