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Young Persons Project Worker - Islington Gang Team Young Victims

Posted: 21 Jun 2021 Closes: 1 Jul 2021
Islington Police Station £24,159.94 per annum plus £2,800 per annum
Fixed term & Full time 1084997366

Victim Support is looking for a Young Person's Project Worker to work with young people who had been victims of gang related crimes in Islington as part of the Islington Gang Team (IGT).



Office location

Islington Police Station

Full time/Part time

Full time

Hours per week


Work schedule

Monday to Friday office hours, with occasional evenings and weekends

Basic Salary

£24,159.94 per annum plus £2,800 per annum London Weighting


Travel expenses

Contract type

Fixed Term

DBS required?


End date (if fixed term)

31/03/2022 with possibility of extension following funding

Police vetting required?


Closing Date


Ref No


  • Young Person Project Worker Job Description.doc
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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 main purpose of the Islington Gang Team Young Victims Project Worker is to deliver a specialist service to all young victims living in Islington that are victims of gang related crimes.

The main duties and responsibilities of this role include delivering support to young victims of gang related crime, using appropriate service guidance and policy framework, both on a 1:1 basis and working in partnership with other professional colleagues in the Islington Gang Team (IGT). Our Young Victims Project Worker will develop and deliver innovative interventions to address the needs of children and young people, involving them in service design, delivery and evaluation. The role will also require you to develop good working relationships with partner agencies and complete monthly and quarterly reports for Victim Support and Funders.

Our Young Victims Project Worker must have in depth knowledge, understanding and awareness of the current issues for children and young people experiencing crime, gangs culture and serious violence. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of successfully delivering services for children and young people and successful youth engagement in a comparable role within a service-driven organisation, including knowledge of safeguarding issues relating to young people.

The post will be based in Islington Police Station, but you will also be required to work from the Victim Support office in Islington. This is fixed term contract until 31/03/2021, with the possibility of extension following funding.

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 tested area. 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 is 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.
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