Contract, Full-time
Job description

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.

A new opportunity has arison to join our Independent Sexual Violence Team supporting victims/survivors or serious sexual abuse/violence/trauma. The role of Sexual Violence Triage Worker is to make initial contact with victims/survivors to inform them of their rights under the Victim's Code, assess their needs, provide information, signposting and referrals for services to meet their needs.

You will need to passionate about and experienced in supporting victims/survivors of sexual violence, be knowledgeable about the impact of sexual abuse/violence and experience and have a good understanding of the criminal justice system. This role will be primarily office based and engaging with clients on the phone so you will need to have an excellent telephone and communication skills as well as being proficcient with IT.

The post is subject to an enhanced DBS.

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 (s). 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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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

Posted on: 20 January 2020
Closed date: 08 February 2020
Job ref: 2541
Tags: Advocacy, Social Work