Victim Support is looking for a Victim Focus Officer based in Swansea. This is a fixed term contract until 31/03/2022.
The purpose of the Victim Focus Officer is to provide direct support to victims of crime ensuring that South Wales Victim Focus realise their aim of helping people cope and recover from the effects of crime.
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.
South Wales Victim Focus serves diverse communities, many of whom experience a range of barriers that may impact on their ability to cope and recover from what they have experienced. These can include financial distress; social isolation; reduced mobility; mental and physical health issues; substance use and lack of opportunity. South Wales Victim Focus aims to identify what matters to service users and empower them to take control of their journey.
The nature of service required will vary depending on individual circumstances and will range from short term intervention to deal with specific issues to more regular on-going interventions addressing a range of needs and/or supporting individuals through a lengthy criminal justice process.
The post holder will deliver needs led support to victims of crime and provide peer support to volunteers who are engaged in supporting service users. The Victim Focus Officers work with a range of external partners, including the police, statutory agencies and other third sector organisations developing strong links in the community to meet the needs of service users.
Reporting directly to the Victim Focus Manager, the post holder will assist in the implementation of work force plans and the development of the service to maximise positive outcomes for those that access the service.
Job Description available for download here
If you have the drive to make a difference within an organisation which makes a difference we look forward to hearing from you.
Ref No: 358
Contract type: Fixed Term to 31/3/2022
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.
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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