Ashford, Kent
Up to £22619 per annum
Full-time
Job description

Victim Support is looking for two full time Caseworkers to join the Kent team. The office base for both roles will be Ashford. One role will cover the West of the county and the other will provide floating support as required. Regular travel will be required for both roles.

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 main duties of this role will be to provide an effective and high quality service directly supporting victims of crime and ensuring service delivery and performance standards are maintained at all times.

To be successful in this role, you will have an excellent understanding of the needs of victims of crime and how crime impacts different individuals. You will have strong organisational skills and experience of working with competing demands. You will be able to work with clients to develop support plans, which involves the ability to problem solve. You will be confident in representing the needs of victims with partner agencies.

This role is subject to police vetting.

Due to the number of roles available we will be assessing and interviewing candidates as applications are submitted therefore we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early, if we receive enough suitable applications to take forward to interview prior to the published closing date.

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. The successful post-holder will be confirmed in post following successful Kent Police vetting NPPV Level 2 approval.

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

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

Refreshed on: 27 July 2021
Closed date: 03 August 2021
Job ref: 3450
Tags: Advocacy, Support Worker