Victim Support is looking to recruit victim focused telephone support workers for their busy National inbound call centre based in St Mellons, Wales. This role will require shift work covering a 24/7 rota.
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 this role to provide confidential information and support for victims who contact the call centre. The current services are the Victim Information Service; Support Line; and the Information Line for the Independent Inquiry to Child Sexual Abuse. Provide high quality, accessible and relevant support for victims. Enable users of the service to access further support and information, according to their need and preference.
Main duties include responding to callers by providing emotional support, information and referral on to Victim Support services and other agencies. Also be responsible for escalating safeguarding situations to the 'Designated Safeguarding Officer', and follow up on advice given. You will also need to carry out service needs assessment following agreed processes and timescales. You will have to identify service needs, record the results of the assessment and contribute towards risk assessment processes.
Victim Support offers competitive rewards and benefits including pension and life assurance, 25 days annual leave (pro-rata), 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 A. In order to apply, please create a profile in our website (jobs section), complete and submit an online application form.
If the vacancy has not specified the essential criteria for shortlisting, please use this section to express how your experience and skills are relevant for the role. 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.