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Community Engagement Officer - Workington

Published: 18 August 2016

Job Type: Service Delivery
Salary: £16,684 per annum (FTE £20,855 per annum)
Location: Workington, Cumbria
Closing Date: 30 August 2016

We're looking to recruit a Community Engagement Officer to be based in our Workington office in Cumbria. The working hours are part time, 30 per week, to be worked in agreement with your line manager.

Responsible for maintaining and enhancing service delivery standards and working as part of a team, you'll be required to recruit, manage and develop volunteer caseworkers to support victims of crime in West Cumbria, providing both practical and emotional support. 

By identifying and building links with partner organisations that can provide additional support services, you will assist in meeting the needs of victims, ensuring they receive the support required to complete their journey through the criminal justice system, helping them to cope and recover after the crime. Although not essential, experience of delivering a service and working one to one with clients or service users in a statutory, voluntary or community setting would be beneficial.

You must have a good understanding of confidentiality and safe working practices and maintenance of records in accordance with the Data Protection Act. In addition, you must be able to demonstrate your active commitment to promoting equal opportunities and diversity. It is also essential you can demonstrate that you are able to work without direct supervision, that you can prioritise your work and deal with competing demands in an organised and methodical manner.

On successful completion of a six month probationary period, your salary will increase to £17,200 per annum (FTE £21,500 per annum).

The successful candidates will require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and police vetting.

The closing date for applications is 12pm on Tuesday 30 August 2016.

Interviews are scheduled to take place on Thursday 8 September 2016.

 To apply, 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 Claire.Turner@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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