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Victims Advocate

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner
Birmingham, West Midlands
Grade 8 £47,814 - £52,389 (pro rata)
Closing date
8 Jul 2024

Job Details

R0192 Victims Advocate

Grade: 8 £47,814 - £52,389 (pro rata)

Directly responsible to: The Police and Crime Commissioner and the Chief Executive



Permanent, Part time (three days a week)

Location: Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Lloyd House, 2 Colmore Circus Queensway, Birmingham, B4 6AT

Closing Date: 12 noon Monday 8th July 2024, interviews to take place in person on Wednesday 17th July 2024




This is a politically restricted post.


The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) is searching for a Victims Advocate to take a leading role in ensuring that victims of crime and antisocial behaviour in the West Midlands get the support and care required to cope and recover. The Victims Advocate will join the PCC and Deputy PCC in forming the Accountability and Governance Board and will work on a part time basis (3 days a week) to support with discharging legislative duties and functions, by providing challenge, oversight and scrutiny across the criminal justice system, with a particular focus on the rights and welfare of Victims and compliance with the Victims Code.




The successful candidate will have a long and successful record in working to support victims of crime to cope and recover.  You will need to be fully aware of national victims legislation and associated policing issues.  You will be an expert on the West Midlands region and able to demonstrate strong communication and leadership skills.  You will also need to demonstrate working independently to effectively influence the victims agenda regionally.




You will effectively utilise existing forums and platforms to amplify the voice of the victim, representing and providing expert advice to the PCC on how to best respond to the needs of victims of crime.  You will be expected to directly engage with victims of crime, chair and lead on the continued development and success of a number of strategic partnership meetings.




Using your own initiative, you will lead and develop innovative communication and engagement strategies regionally and nationally to deliver victim related elements of the Police and Crime Plan.  Effectively collaborating with the APCC, Ministry of Justice, Home Office, National Victims Commissioner, National Domestic Abuse Commissioner, regional Commissioners and other organisations in relation to victims issues.








The West Midlands is a vibrant and diverse part of the country and the Police and Crime Commissioner is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from individuals of all backgrounds. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a good understanding of diversity and human rights, and a personal commitment to promoting diversity and racial equality.




Why work for us?




The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner is committed to the reduction and prevention of crime, so by joining us you’ll be actively contributing to improving the West Midlands region. You will get to work alongside great people who are passionate about driving improvement and change! In return for your valued contribution we provide an impressive employee benefits package:  




  • Diverse, Inclusive and supportive organisation Flexible working Generous annual leave allowance Pay progression through multiple increments Learning & Development opportunities Access to an employee benefits package Committed to being an anti-racist and trauma informed organisation



Click here to learn more: Working for us




Our values




It is important to us that every employee is committed to and share our organisational values:




We behave with INTEGRITY and HONESTY in all we do. We work OBJECTIVELY and with IMPARTIALITY

to support the Police and Crime Commissioner and each other to achieve the objectives of the Police and Crime Plan.

We support each other by driving INCLUSIVITY within our interaction with each other and the public.


Don’t meet all parts of the Job Description?


At the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace that reflects the communities of the West Midlands. Studies show that women and people of colour are less likely to apply for roles if they believe they do not meet each item of the criteria. So, if you are passionate about this role we encourage you to still apply. You may be exactly who we are looking for.


Please note we do not accept CV’s. To download an application form please visit: or telephone 0121 626 6060.




Recruitment is completed in line with safe recruitment practices. You can find our Safeguarding policy here: Safeguarding-policy-November-21.pdf (




For more information about the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner visit: Home - West Midlands Police & Crime Commissioner (




For an informal confidential conversation about this post, please contact Simon Down by emailing:   




The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 8th July 2024.  Interviews to take place in person on Wednesday 17th July 2024.




To download an application form please visit: or telephone 0121 626 6060.




Please note CV’s will not be accepted.


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