Independent Victims Advocate (IVA) - Admin Lead

Victim Support
Hampshire, UK
16 Sep 2019
02 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Victim Support is looking to recruit an Independent Victim Advocate (IVA) - Admin Lead based in Hampshire.

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. In Hampshire and the Isle of Wight VS is commissioned to deliver the Victim Care Service. The Service provides support to victims of all types of crime, aged 4 upwards.

The purpose of the role is to offer and provide, where that offer is accepted, ongoing practical and emotional support to victims of crime predominantly by phone but involving the deployment of volunteers for face to face support where required. Our support is available to all victims, regardless of whether or not they have reported to police. In this role you will help victims to cope with, and recover from, the effects of crime both directly and by referring/signposting to additional support services. You will be part of a team that provides the first line of support for all self-referrals and general enquiries relating to the service, which is available between 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 4pm Saturday on a rota basis. The post holder will also line management a small admin team who support the work of the operation teams.

Successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and Police Vetting.

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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