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Victim Support is an independent charity dedicated to supporting people affected by crime and traumatic incidents in England and Wales.

Our purpose is to provide specialist help and services, and to support people to cope until they feel they are back on track. We work with people in a way that suits them, and ensure their voices are heard throughout their support and beyond.

Our services help people affected by any type of crime. We provide free confidential support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We offer support regardless of whether people have reported the crime to the police or when it occurred.

Most of our services are delivered locally through skilled staff and volunteers who are deeply rooted within their communities. We adapt to meet local needs.

Our local services are complemented by our National Homicide Service, which provides a dedicated, comprehensive service for those bereaved by murder and manslaughter. We also provide national Supportline and live chat services which provide access to professional advice and support 24/7.

We have numerous job opportunities in England and Wales, in both frontline offices and supporting areas. In frontline jobs you work directly with victims, witnesses and volunteers. In supporting jobs, you work in areas such as bid writing, policy and research, fundraising, communications, information systems, human resources, and finance.

Our people are motivated by team work, and we are all committed to our values and our vision. We strive to deliver the best possible services to our communities and will support you to develop your skills, knowledge and experience while building your career with us.

We offer a range of benefits, including:

  • a flexible working environment
  • six EDI networks to join (Disability Network, Faith & Belief Network, Gender Empowerment Network, LGBT+ Network, Mental Health & Wellbeing Network and R.A.C.E Inclusive Network)
  • opportunities for learning and development
  • our bespoke workwell@vs wellbeing resources.

If you have any questions about the application process or writing your supporting statement, please read our FAQs. You can also read our Privacy Policy.

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 are a Disability Confident Employer and a member of the Business Disability Forum. We have also been a Stonewall top 100 employer since 2010 and placed highly in our sector in addition to being recognised as a ‘Top Trans employer’. We have also been ranked #5 in the National Centre for Diversity’s 2021 top 100 employers’ list.

To find out more about what equality, diversity and inclusion means at Victim Support visit our dedicated equality, diversity and inclusion page where you can access our EDI policy, EDI strategy and further information about our staff and volunteer EDI networks.

If you have a disability, a learning difficulty such as dyslexia, a medical condition or individual need which you believe may affect your performance during any aspect of our selection process, we’ll be happy to make reasonable adjustments to our processes to enable you to perform at your best.

We also advertise all our roles on Evenbreak, the specialist job board for disabled candidates.

If you have a disability or a long-term condition (including hidden conditions such as mental health, autism, dyslexia, etc) that would need an adjustment; either in the application process, the interview process, the onboarding process or day to day, visit the Career Hive where Evenbreak provide help and advice to disabled candidates who may be interested in our vacancies.

As part of our commitment to being a Disability Confident Employer we provide a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for candidates that are disabled. The aim of the Guaranteed Interview Scheme is to offer applicants who are disabled the opportunity to demonstrate their professional abilities beyond the initial application stage of recruitment. If you meet all of the essential criteria as given in the job description for the position you are applying for, you will be offered an interview for that position.