Preston, Lancashire
England, United Kingdom
Lancaster, Lancashire
Manchester, Greater Manchester
Up to £25851.02 per annum
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Victim Support is looking for a Senior Domestic Abuse Practitioner to lead a team of domestic abuse and stalking victims.

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 current Covid situation has led to a rise in reported cases of domestic abuse and we are looking for an experienced and dynamic Senior Team leader to develop and manage a new team of staff supporting victims of domestic abuse and stalking.

You will need to be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the issues facing victims of domestic abuse and stalking and have experience of leading and managing a team. You will be solution focussed, have the ability to work on your own initiative and be able to motivate and develop a team, ensuring they are provided high level, quality services that manage the risks, safety and support of our clients. The role is demanding and you will need to have high levels of resilience and the ability to work in a fast paced environment.

Initially the role will be home based (due to the Covid situation) but once restrictions ease you will be based in one of our hubs . You will need to be a driver with access to a car. You will also need to have high levels if IT literacy and be accustomed to record keeping and case management.

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.

VS 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.

Full clean driving licence (and access to a car). * If you have a disability that prevents you from driving please specify so we can assess what reasonable adjustments can be made.

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: 28 June 2021
Closed date: 11 July 2021
Job ref: 3326
Tags: Advocacy, Support Worker