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Team Leader, Independent Sexual Violence Service - Cumbria

Published: 1 July 2016

Job Type: Service Delivery
Salary: £23,765 per annum - £24,750 per annum (dependent on qualifications)
Location: Cumbria
Closing Date: 18 July 2016

Victim Support is looking for a Team Leader to join our Cumbria team, to manage and lead our Independent Sexual Violence Service in the area. As part of The Bridgeway, we work closely with the Sexual Assault Referral Centre and other partner agencies to provide the best possible support for children and adults who are victims of sexual violence.

The working hours are full time 37.5 per week, Monday to Friday, to be worked in agreement with your line manager. This is a temporary position due to end on or before 31 October 2017, with potential to extend should funding be secured.

You must have extensive experience of leading a team, planning and delivering caseloads, strong crisis management skills and a thorough understanding of the needs of victims experiencing sexual violence. An approved and accredited ISVA qualification or willingness to work towards one is required for this post. You will provide leadership and support to a team of three ISVAs and a Children and Young Persons Advocate.

You will need to be able to build effective partnerships and undertake talks and presentations to local groups and agencies on the work of Victim Support, developing networks and partnerships and increasing the role of the service in the community.

Good IT skills, knowledge of criminal justice issues and an understanding of the effects a court appearance can have on victims and witnesses of crime are also essential. You will be able to assist with the monitoring, evaluation and administration of written statistical reports on the project management for our external funders.

The salary is dependent on experience and qualifications. On successful completion of a six month probationary period, salary will increase to £24,500 per annum - £25,500 per annum.

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

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 18 July 2016.

Interviews are scheduled to take place on Friday 22 July 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 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.

Victim Support takes pride in being a diverse organisation, enriched by the participation of all individuals and communities. Diversity matters and we value it.


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