Worcester, Hereford and Worcester
Up to £23346.57 per annum
Full-time
Job description

Victim Support is looking for an Independent Victim Advocate to cover Herefordshire. The role will be based in our Worcester city centre office, or a Herefordshire homeworker will be considered - travel expenses will be paid.

Victim Support (VS) is an independent charity providing a range of specialist services to people who have been affected by crime across England and Wales. We work towards a world where there are fewer victims but who have stronger rights, better support and a real influence in the Criminal Justice System. Everyone at VS is driven by our Vision Ambitions and Values to play their part in making a difference for those who experience crime and traumatic events. Working for VS gives you the opportunity to play a key role in a national charity providing high quality services to victims and witnesses and being a vital force for change.

The successful candidate will be required to co-ordinate and provide a tailored support package to the most complex, high risk and vulnerable victims of crime. As a case leadership role, the Independent Victims Advocate (IVA) will offer a single point of contact, providing immediate emotional support and undertaking a structured needs and risk assessment in order to develop a full end to end cope and recovery support plan.

Applicants will have a good understanding of confidentiality, safe working practices and maintenance of records in accordance with the Data Protection Act. In addition you must be able to demonstrate an active commitment to promoting equal opportunities and diversity. It is also essential you can demonstrate that you are able to work without direct supervision, that you can prioritise your work and deal with competing demands in an organised and methodical manner. Good IT skills are essential as is the ability to record, store and process data for reporting purposes.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 4th November 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 is 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.

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Victim Support

Victim Support is an independent charity dedicated to supporting people affected by crime and traumatic incidents in England and Wales.

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Refreshed on: 15 October 2021
Closed date: 29 October 2021
Job ref: 3640
Tags: Advocacy, Support Worker