Greater Manchester
Birmingham, West Midlands
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Up to £75000 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Are you ready for a new leadership challenge within a highly innovative and diverse national charity that plays a vital role in helping people affected by crime?

Victim Support (VS) is an independent charity. We are dedicated to supporting people affected by crime and traumatic incidents in England and Wales, and we put them at the heart of our organisation. We work to bring forward a day when there will be far fewer victims of crime and for those affected, the support will be greater, their rights stronger and their voice much louder.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Service Director responsible for the North of England and the Midlands. You will join a highly experienced senior leadership team looking for a new colleague who shares their passion, enthusiasm, and motivation for the work that we do and the services we provide.

You will have an excellent understanding of the impact of crime and the criminal justice system, on victims and witnesses along with a proven track record of successfully delivering services with multi-million pound contract values.

A key aspect of the role will be to represent VS externally, promoting our services to develop new partnerships and opportunities that further support those who need us. You will work collaboratively to provide visible, innovative leadership within your Region, ensuring seamless, end-to-end support service for victims and witnesses; with a focus on increased support for those experiencing significant harm, repeat victimisation and those with vulnerabilities.

In addition, you will be the VS national lead for Safeguarding, bringing significant recent and relevant expertise.

In a fast changing environment you will have the expertise to identify opportunities to develop services and to improve their impact and reach, ensuring service users are involved in the development of services and their needs are heard and understood.

You will have a successful track record at operational and strategic levels within a complex organisation, as well as in forging successful partnerships with a wide range of stakeholders.

If you are attracted to the challenges and opportunities that this role presents then we want to hear from you.

Some unsocial hours working may be necessary.

Closing Date: 12.07.2020

Planned interview dates:

Shortlisting interviews : 23/24th July

Final Interviews: 30th/31st July 2020

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for further details.


Victim Support is committed to providing an inclusive and supportive environment for our staff and volunteers. 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.

Victim Support offers competitive rewards and benefits including pension and life assurance, 30 days annual leave (pro-rata), voluntary benefits 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 essential criteria in the person specification.

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.

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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

Refreshed on: 25 June 2020
Closing date: 12 July 2020
Job ref: 2742
Tags: Senior Management, Advocacy
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