Victim Care Co-ordinator - Hate Crime

£21,912 p.a.
16 Nov 2021
26 Nov 2021
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Uniting Staffordshire Against Hate (USAH) is a new and exciting service commissioned by the Office of Police and Crime Commissioner, Staffordshire and Stoke Local and District Councils for victims of Hate Crime and incidents, providing information, advice and/or practical and emotional support helping them to resolve, cope and recover from their experience and exercise their rights under the Victims Code.

We are looking to recruit three Specialist Hate Victim Care Coordinators (VCC) to join our growing team. One for North Staffordshire (37.5 hrs), one forStaffordshire South East (37.5 or 30 hrs) and one for Staffordshire South West (37.5 or 30 hrs) and surrounding areas.

The role of a VCC is an exciting and diverse one. Involving providing practical, emotional support and reassurance to victims of hate crime/incidental helping them to come to terms with what has happened to them or their loved ones and to reduce both the immediate and long term impact on them whilst working closely with our Police, Local authorities, Housing Providers and other key criminal justice partners to tackle and irradiate hate within our communities.

The successful candidate will manage their own support caseload and duties will include

  • providing effective and high quality generic casework support to victims of crime to enable them to cope and recover from their experience
  • facilitating Victim Led Restorative Justice interventions
  • Supporting Victims to prepare for and attend trials
  • liaising with other Criminal Justice partners including the police on behalf of victims 
  • facilitating effective introductions an onward referrals to specialist services
  • working agilely within a nominated geographical area

If you;

  • are caring and empathic
  • are a confident communicator with the ability to advocate for others
  • able to listen and problem solve
  • have emotional resilience
  • are able to work under pressure
  • are flexible in your approach to work

Then we would like to hear from you.

To apply you will need to complete an application form demonstrating how you meet the person specification and return to  Application form and other information are available to download here or on our website

Training will be provided if you are successful in your application.

Please Note this position is subject to passing both DBS and Police vetting checks