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Location    Barking
Salary    £27,200 per annum £2,800 per annum London Weighting
Company    Victim Support

Victim Support (VS) is an independent charity for people affected by crime in England and Wales. We work towards a world where people affected by crime or traumatic events get the support they need and respect they deserve.

Main purpose of the job

Effectively manage and develop a high quality, innovative and pro-active Domestic Abuse services for victims and their children, including those at highest risk
To ensure that the services are delivered in accordance with the service level agreement and performance target set by the services funders, as well as in line with CAADA (SafeLifes) criteria for delivering Domestic Abuse services. The services will also be in line with Victim Support’s policies, business process and plan
To ensure that the service prioritises the safety, security and dignity of service users and their children
To manger a team of IDVA’s and Caseworkers across the boroughs of Newham & Tower Hamlets

Main Duties and Responsibilities

To increase access to the service by maintaining and developing relationships and referral pathways with local statutory, voluntary and community organisations
Responsible for managing, supporting and supervising the staff in delivering the services
To ensure that all information kept about clients is accurate, appropriate, up-to-date and regularly reviewed
Responsible for writing and returning monitoring reports to funders in accordance with the service level agreement
Ensuring Independent Domestic Abuse Advocates and Caseworkers are meeting their performance targets and that agreed outcomes and outputs are met by the service
Responsible for the smooth running of the service, ensuring that referral and allocation processes are managed in the best interests of clients and prioritise the safety of those at highest risk
To attend and participate in local MARAC meetings, ensuring that the needs, wishes and priorities of victims are heard and respected
To ensure that the service meets its responsibilities as set-out in local partnership agreements and protocols, and is accountable to partners and stakeholders
Responsible for the professional development of staff delivering the service
To understand and implement Victim Support policy relating to the protection of children and vulnerable adults, and to follow local safeguarding procedures
To maintain a restricted caseload
To maintain quality Domestic Abuse services at the Specialist Domestic Violence Court
To ensure that the service is represented at all local forums and partnerships as appropriate
To work as part of a wider team and with other Victim Support staff and projects
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, cycle to work scheme, 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 marked in the person specification as (s). 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 takes pride in being a diverse organisation, enriched by the participation of all individuals and communities. Diversity matters and we value it.