Islington, London
£26021.78 per annum including London Weighting
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Victim Support is looking for a Young Person's Project Worker to work with young people who had been victims of gang related crimes in Islington as part of the Islington Gang Team (IGT)

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.

The main purpose of the Islington Gang Team Young Victims Project Worker is to deliver a specialist service to all young victims living in Islington that are victims of gang related crimes.

The main duties and responsibilities of this role include delivering support to young victims of gang related crime, using appropriate service guidance and policy framework, both on a 1:1 basis and working in partnership with other professional colleagues in the Islington Gang Team (IGT). Our Young Victims Project Worker will develop and deliver innovative interventions to address the needs of children and young people, involving them in service design, delivery and evaluation. The role will also require you to develop good working relationships with partner agencies and complete monthly and quarterly reports for Victim Support and Funders.

Our Young Victims Project Worker must have in depth knowledge, understanding and awareness of the current issues for children and young people experiencing crime, gangs culture and serious violence. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of successfully delivering services for children and young people and successful youth engagement in a comparable role within a service-driven organisation, including knowledge of safeguarding issues relating to young people.

The post will be based in Islington Police Station, but you will also be required to work from Victim Support office in Islington. This is fixed term to 31/03/2021, with the possibility of extension following funding.

VS are committed to recruiting with care and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Background checks, Police vetting and Disclosed Barring Service checks will be required.

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, cycle to work scheme, 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 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.

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Posted on: 13 July 2020
Closed date: 27 July 2020
Job ref: 2792
Tags: Advocacy, Support Worker