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Victims Champion – Antisocial Behaviour - Cardiff

Published: 4 April 2016

Job Type: Service Delivery
Salary: £22,247.13 per annum
Location: Cardiff, South Wales
Closing Date: 18 April 2016

Victim Support are looking to recruit a Victims Champion to work and collaborate with partner agencies in the Cardiff area, in order to provide the best possible service to victims of antisocial behaviour (ASB). This is a temporary post due to end on or before 31 March 2017 with potential to extend should funding be secured. The working hours are 37.5 per week, Monday to Friday, to be worked in agreement with your line manager.

This will include providing and/or co-ordinating tailored support to meet the needs of victims; championing the concerns of victims and witnesses of ASB; challenging authorities on behalf of victims of ASB and ensuring the victim’s voice is heard where necessary/appropriate.

You will raise the profile of the service by engaging with communities and other agencies; identifying vulnerable and repeat victims of ASB and ensuring they are receiving the appropriate support and services through the criminal and civil court proceedings.

You will be able to demonstrate experience of actively working with and supporting service users, preferably within the criminal justice arena.  Experience of working within a multi-agency setting, advocating on behalf of victims and arranging/leading meetings in order to make a difference is key to this role.  Knowledge of current ASB legislation would be a distinct advantage.

This post will be based within Cardiff City Council offices but an expectation to travel across Cardiff and work with our local victim focus team that deals with all crime is expected.

On successful completion of a six month probationary period the salary would increase to £22,914 per annum. 

Both police vetting and an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check satisfactory to Victim Support will be required.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Monday 18 April 2016. Interviews are scheduled to take place on Friday 22 April 2016.

Please download the application pack below. You should provide explicit evidence against the shortlisting criteria, which is marked in the person specification as (s). Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we will only contact people who have been shortlisted for interview.

Completed applications should be sent via email to Nick.Cooke@victimsupport.org.uk by the closing date. Any applications received after this time will not be considered.

We do not require assistance from any recruitment agency.

Victim support welcomes calls from Textphone users via Text Relay.

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