Carlisle, Cumbria
Up to £21741.30 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Victim Support is looking for a full time Independent Victim Advocate, based in Carlisle and covering the North Cumbria area.

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 prime role of the Independent Victim Advocate will be to provide support to victims of crime in Cumbria to help them cope and recover from the effects of crime. You will be required to provide home visits/face-face visits/telephone support and be a single point of contact for victims working in a multi-agency support environment.

To be successful in this role you will be flexible and proactive, have knowledge and experience of delivering a service and working directly with clients or service users in a statutory, voluntary or community work setting. You will have experience of creating, monitoring and implementing support plans as well as experience of voluntary and statutory agencies including relevant professional roles, particularly in the criminal justice, health and social care sectors.

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.

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: 11 November 2019
Closed date: 24 November 2019
Job ref: 2453
Tags: Advocacy, Support Worker