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Victim Support
Ashford, Kent 0.16 miles
Up to £23346.58 per annum

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Ashford, Kent 0.16 miles
Up to £23346.58 per annum
Job description

Victim Support is looking for a full-time Hate Crime Advocate based in Ashford, Kent.

Victim Support (VS) is an independent charity providing a range of specialist services to people who have been affected by crime across England and Wales. We work towards a world where there are fewer victims but who have stronger rights, better support and a real influence in the Criminal Justice System. Everyone at VS is driven by our Vision Ambitions and Values to play their part in making a difference for those who experience crime and traumatic events. Working for VS gives you the opportunity to play a key role in a national charity providing high quality services to victims and witnesses and being a vital force for change.

As a Hate Crime Advocate, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate how they will lead this project and build on our already established partnership working to offer best support to people who have experienced hate crime. They will be able to demonstrate resilience, be able to work with a high volume of cases yet still offer bespoke support to service users and increase the visibility of the service in underserved communities across Kent and Medway.

The main duties of this role are to:

    • Identify and assess the risks and needs of hate crime victims using a bespoke needs assessment
    • Provide a pro-active, short to medium term intervention service through individual safety planning, advocacy, emotional and practical support
    • Advocate for victims with agencies who can help to address the impact of the hate crime by:
      o Understanding the role of all relevant statutory and non-statutory services available to hate crime victims and how your role fits into these services
      o Providing advocacy, emotional and practical support and information to victims including exploration of legal and civil options, housing, health and finance
      o Working directly with all key partner agencies to address the safety of victims
      o Refer and signpost clients to relevant agencies for longer term or additional needs for further specialised support
      o Support clients through the criminal justice system
      o Attend partnership meetings relating to Hate Crime such as the Kent Police Hate Crime Forum
    • Manage a caseload ensuring each client receives the appropriate service individual to their needs
    • Maintain accurate and confidential case
    • Devise and deliver adequate training, workshops and presentations to partner agencies and client groups as appropriate
    • Actively work to break down barriers to support and increase engagement and volunteer recruitment from hard to reach communities. This will include work with the Volunteer and Community Lead to plan outreach sessions around various events and with Social Media Champions to help build on local and national media campaigns
    • Assign appropriate cases to volunteers

The post is to 30.11.2022 but can be extended subject to continued funding and outcomes being achieved.

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 outlined in the person specification under essential and tested area. 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 is 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 supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. 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 believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds. We therefore welcome applicants from all communities and monitor the diversity of applicants to analyse if we are representative of the communities we serve in terms of sex, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, trans identity, relationship status, religion or belief, caring responsibilities, age and socio-economic status. As part of our commitment to the Race at Work Charter we would particularly welcome applicants from BAME communities.

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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

Refreshed on: 13 October 2021
Closing date: 20 October 2021
Job ref: 3643
Tags: Advocacy,Support Worker
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