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Victim Support

Independent Domestic Violence Adviser

Job Type

Salary

Location

Contract

Reference 

£23,159.99 - £25,159.99

Posted Date

Bristol

Closing Date

3321

4 June 2021

22 June 2021

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.

The purpose of the Independent Domestic Violence Advisor is to provide support and intervention to people affected by domestic abuse in Bristol, in particular those at high risk of serious harm.

To be successful in this role you will have excellent communication skills, the ability to work effectively in a busy environment and the ability to recognise and respond to changes in risk levels.

You will be able to manage your own caseload whilst working flexibly as part of the wider domestic abuse team

There will be some requirement to work occasional evenings and weekends.

Victim Support offers competitive rewards and benefits including pension and life assurance, 25 days annual leave (pro-rata) increasing to 30 on length of service, 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 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 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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