Preston, Lancashire
Up to £26399.64 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

We are looking for a Senior IDVA Practitioner to join our team in Preston

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.

We are looking to recruit a dynamic individual who is experienced and passionate about supporting victims of domestic violence. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of working within the domestic violence arena and in providing leadership and support to a team . You will hold an accredited Safelives IDVA certificate (or equivelent professional qualification) and have experience of case management and supervision. Safety is a priority and you will need to have a thorough understanding of risk management and safeguarding.

You will be one of a team of 3 Senior Practitioners, supporting 16 FTE IDVA's who work across the county of Lancashire (excluding Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool). You will be based in our Preston office working in collaboration with other Senior Practitioners.

This is a demanding role, requiring someone with tenacity and resilience to support the team in the delivery of support to around 2,500 high risk victims across Lancashire each year.

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 essential. 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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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: 31 March 2020
Closed date: 26 April 2020
Job ref: 2654
Tags: Advocacy, Support Worker