Victim Support (VS) is looking for an outstanding Domestic Abuse (DA) Programme Lead who will deliver a transformational national Domestic Abuse development programme. This programme will provide specialist information and support, enabling people to act on domestic abuse as soon as possible and stop it from happening again.
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 main purpose of the role is to implement a 3-year programme to deliver early help to potential victims of domestic abuse and specialist services to existing victims. The post holder will act as the organisational lead on domestic abuse for Victim Support services across England and Wales, ensuring effective development of operational and strategic policy.
The DA Lead will take overall accountability for the successful delivery of a ground-breaking and accessible model of support for domestic abuse, and ensure that this is embedded within and beyond Victim Support. The lead will continue to develop and manage implementation plans, undertake regular programme monitoring and embed learning realised over the course of the programme.
The DA Lead will also use expert knowledge to set up and take heed of mechanisms for engaging and co-producing with survivors of abuse; and to gather their voices for inclusion at the heart of support resources, campaigning and policy.
Manage relationships with government departments, funders and other key external stakeholders relevant to domestic abuse, including representing Victim Support externally and acting as a media spokesperson where relevant to domestic abuse.
Using project principles and themes to progress the work streams identified in the Project specification within the agreed timescales. To be accountable for management information and contract review reporting, including monitoring against Key Performance Indicators.
To be successful in this role you must have extensive experience of managing services and projects delivering transformative change to support and care for victims.
You will have experience of budgetary control - planning and managing budgets including reporting and dealing with variances and have experience of leading and managing teams through change programmes.
You will be able to communicate effectively, verbally and in written form, including telephone skills. You will be able to deal sensitively with challenging and emotionally charged situations, demonstrating empathy and controlling your own emotions. You will also be able to demonstrate a strong customer services focus.
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 (A). 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 communities and as part of our commitment to the we would particularly welcome applicants from BAME communities.