Victim Support is looking for a Senior Independant Sexual Violence Practitioner to join our team in North Lancashire
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 survivors of sexual violence and abuse. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of working within the sexual violence arena and in providing leadership and support to a team . You will hold an accredited ISVA certificate (or equivalent professional qualification) and have experience of case management and supervision. Providing a person centred service is a priority and you will need to have a thorough understanding of needs assessments, risk management, safeguarding and support planning.
You will be one of a team of 2 Senior Practitioners, supporting a growing team of ISVA's who support victims/survivors of rape and serious sexual abuse from age 5+ working across the county of Lancashire, based in Blackpool or Lancaster office.
This is a demanding role, requiring someone with tenacity and resilience to support the team in the delivery of support to around 1,500 - 2,000 survivors of sexual abuse 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 A. In order to apply, please create a profile in our website (jobs section), complete and submit an online application form.
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.