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Area Co-ordinator – VS Nottinghamshire

Area Director – VS West Midlands

Area Finance Manager – VS West Midlands

Area Manager - Powys

Area Training Officer - VS Avondale

Magistrates Court Witness Service Co-ordinator – VS Rugby

Scheme Co-ordinator – VS East Hampshire

Senior Co-ordinator – VS Sutton


Area Co-ordinator – VS Nottinghamshire

£16,333 pa, 37.5 hours pw

This post, currently based in Carlton, involves recruiting, supporting and supervising volunteer visitors working with victims of crime.  Liaison with the police and outside agencies is a key element of the post as is the development of the local service.

As a member of a county Scheme team, you will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to motivate volunteers, be organised, methodical in your approach to the job, and have the ability to prioritise whilst dealing with competing demands.  You must have experience appropriate to managing a team of volunteers and of working directly with clients or service users, and be able to represent Victim Support at differing functions.

The post holder must be able to work some unsocial hours and to travel as required.

For further information and an application form, please contact: The County Administrator, VS Nottinghamshire, c/o Central Police Station, North Church Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BH, phone/fax 0115 844 5094, or email victimsupport@onetel.net.uk. Closing date for applications: 12 noon, 5 March 2019. Interviews: 9 March 2001

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Area Director – VS West Midlands

£32,000 pa (+ 5% pension contribution), based in Birmingham

You will be responsible for the implementation of national policy and the management of over 60 employees and over 100 volunteers in several locations.  We are looking for a dynamic person who has experience in the voluntary sector.  IT literacy and business management skills are additional key features of the job. 

For further details and an application pack, please apply in writing to Andrew Bacon, Vice Chair VSWM, Northside Centre, 330 Hospital Street, Newtown, Birmingham, B19 2NJ, or fax 0121 523 5951. Closing date for applications: 1 March 2019. Interviews: 9 March 2019

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Area Finance Manager – VS West Midlands

£29,000 pa (+ 5% pension contribution), based in Birmingham

You will be responsible for the budgetary planning, financial and treasury management, and will respond through the Area Director to a finance management committee.  You will be IT literate and have previous management accounting experience.  A formal accountancy qualification is desirable. 

For further details and an application pack, please apply in writing to Andrew Bacon, Vice Chair VSWM, Northside Centre, 330 Hospital Street, Newtown, Birmingham, B19 2NJ, or fax 0121 523 5951. Closing date for applications: 1 March 2019. Interviews: 16 March 2019

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Area Manager - Powys

£23,288 pa, based at Llandrindod Wells

Powys Victim Support is a well-established Area Scheme offering support to victims of crime in the largely rural area of Mid Wales.  We have recently established a Magistrates Court Witness Service and a Witness Service also operates in the Welshpool Crown Court.  The Scheme has a reputation for being forward looking and progressive and this approach is reflected by initiatives to support child witnesses and victims of racial crime.

We are looking to replace our Area Manager who retires this year.  You will need to demonstrate: significant management experience gained either in the running of an operation or a discrete work area; experience at a senior level of working with organisational change; proven experience of recruiting, managing and developing staff; experience of preparing and managing strategic plans and budgets. The successful candidate will possess a knowledge and understanding of the key issues facing voluntary/community based organisations and an understanding of the criminal justice system would be an advantage.  This is a permanent post.

For an application form and an information pack please contact Jenny Lewis 01597 825699. Closing date for applications: 22 February 2001. Interviews: 8 March 2019

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Area Training Officer – VS Avondale

£16,965 pa (+5% pension contribution), 37.5 hours pw

The Victim Support service in the former county of Avon area seeks to appoint an Area Training Officer from 1 April 2019.

You will be responsible for planning training programmes and leading a team that delivers training to staff, volunteers and trustees.

You will report directly to the Area Training Manager, you will deputise on occasion, and you will also have the opportunity to be involved in development work.

Ideally, you should have experience of delivering training using participatory techniques and in the use of occupational standards in training.  An understanding of both the voluntary sector and the criminal justice system will be an advantage.  As this post involves travel, the use of a car and willingness to work flexible hours is essential.  The office base is anticipated to be in the Keynsham/Brislington area.

For further details and an application form please phone Kay Terry on 01225 312377. Closing date for applications: 19 February 2001.  Interviews: 22 February 2001

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Magistrates Court Witness Service Co-ordinator – VS Rugby

£5,226 pa, average 12 hours pw, one year fixed term contract

An opportunity to further develop and manage the Witness Service in the magistrate’s court in Rugby. 

A one-year contract would be offered in the first instance and will average 12 hours per week. Hours to be flexible. 

For further details and an application pack, please contact Victim Support, The Police Station, Newbold Road, Rugby, CV21 2DH, or phone 01788 561 771.  Closing date for applications: 23 February 2019

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Scheme Co-ordinator – VS East Hampshire

Circa £16,000 pa (plus 5% pension contribution and fringe allowances), 37.5 hours pw, based in the Probation Office at Alton.

This position involves managing, organising, training and supporting a team of volunteers and staff in the delivery of emotional and practical support to victims of crime in the Alton, Petersfield and Whitehill police areas.

As the Co-ordinator you will form part of a county administered service and will work towards the delivery of a uniform countywide service.

You will have organisational skills to motivate volunteers and promote the Scheme’s work and be IT literate. Experience of working in the voluntary sector is desirable.

For further details and an application form, please phone 01420 541262, or write to the Chair, East Hampshire VS Scheme, Probation Office, Courthouse, 25 Normandy Street, Alton, GU34 1DQ. Closing date for applications: 9 March 2019

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Senior Co-ordinator – VS Sutton

£16,000 pa, full time, 37.5 hours pw

VS Sutton require a Co-ordinator to maintain and develop the services provided to victims of crime in Sutton. This is a challenging appointment and the first step in a re-organisation plan.

You will be well organised and possess a working knowledge and understanding of the needs and issues facing victims of crime. You will also be responsible for the management of volunteer visitors, their training and supervision. Computer literacy is required.

Following this appointment, administrative staff will be appointed to assist the Co-ordinator in running the overall Scheme and setting up the Magistrates’ Court Witness Service.

For further details and application forms, please contact VS Sutton, Mint House, 6 Stanley Park Road, Wallington, Surrey, SM6 0EX, phone 020 8770 4364, fax 020 8770 4370. Closing date for applications: 7 March 2001

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