The National Road Victim Service is looking for dedicated caseworkers who can genuinely make a positive contribution to the lives of those traumatically bereaved or seriously injured as a result of road traffic collisions.
A rare and exciting opportunity to help us to help others
Do you want to make a genuine difference to people’s lives and be part of an enthusiastic, energised, and dynamic team delivering world class support services to people at a time when they are most vulnerable? Can you help us reach greater numbers of people in need and build upon an established foundation to create an enduring legacy? Are you capable of working in emotionally challenging scenarios, delivering support to people suffering the horrendous consequences of road death and serious injury, whilst providing high quality care?
Did you know that every 20 minutes, someone is killed or seriously injured on our roads? The impact of that on individuals and their wider families is profound and far reaching and it can happen to any of us, at any time.
This is definitely not the average 9 to 5 job, and it is not every day that opportunities like this come along. You could be playing a significant part in our commitment to roll out our clinically developed, trauma informed support services across the country.
Who we are
We are Brake, the national, acclaimed road safety charity which provides the National Road Victim Service (NRVS). We have been supporting victims of the carnage on our roads since 1995. We also campaign for positive change to prevent future collisions and save lives.
Who you are
We are embarking on an exciting period of expansion with the creation of a number of new roles across the country which will involve the face-to-face provision of emotional and practical support to bereaved or seriously injured people. We need energised, self- starters who are passionate about helping others, to join our fantastic team.
We are looking for people who have a background in providing emotional support and practical research and advocacy for vulnerable people after a serious psychological trauma such as the death of a loved one in violent circumstances.
Specifically we are seeking candidates with:
• experience of frontline care for people in crisis with acute vulnerabilities and risks
• research and advocacy skills – you get crucial things done through liaison with external agencies
• significant resilience, and willingness to be professionally developed and clinically supervised
• a full UK driving licence, with access to your own transport and willing to use it for work purposes (we reimburse travelling expenses). Employees are subject to driver licence checks. If you drive, please note we do not accept applications from serious traffic offenders due to the nature of our work.
We are interested in receiving applications, not to the exclusion of others, from people with a track record and references relating to backgrounds of working with people who have suffered sudden bereavement or working with people with heightened vulnerabilities.
The greatest reward comes from knowing you have made a real positive difference to someone’s recovery from psychological trauma, and the emotional or practical challenges presented by their sudden bereavement or serious injury.
If you are seeking out a new challenge and think you have the skills, passion, and commitment that we are looking for, we would be interested in hearing from you.
NRVS Regional Manager quote:
“I love my job because we share the same vision and are all committed to supporting people who are experiencing traumatic loss. This creates a warm and energising team spirit where everyone is there for each other. The Charity is constantly evolving, and I feel privileged to be a part of this process. I am trusted to deliver, and I work hard to maintain that level of trust, which ultimately allows me to deliver my very best to the people we support.”
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and experienced manager to oversee the day-to-day management of Cruse Scotland North Area, this includes our teams in Aberdeen, Inverness, Fort William, Deveron, Moray and Orkney.
Candidates are required to have excellent interpersonal and organisational skills to provide managerial support, which is often provided from a distance.
Excellent communication skills are essential as the postholder is required to respond effectively to a wide range of enquiries which includes bereaved people. You will be required to establish effective working relationships with a range of Cruse volunteers and staff, as well as statutory funders and grant making trusts. Experience of volunteer management would be advantageous.
Due to the wide geographical spread of the role, the postholder will be required to travel occasionally to each of the service bases within our North Area; and to other locations within Scotland for meetings and training.
We are about to launch our new strategy and have included a brief overview in the recruitment paperwork for information.
Who Cares? Scotland is Scotland’s only national independent membership organisation for Care Experienced people. Our mission is to secure a lifetime of equality, respect, and love for Care Experienced people in Scotland and we currently have over 3500 Care Experienced members.
At the heart of Who Cares? Scotland’s work are the rights of Care Experienced children and young people, and the power of their voices to bring about positive change. We provide lifelong individual relationship-based independent advocacy and a broad range of imaginative participatory opportunity for Care Experienced people across Scotland; we work alongside corporate parents and communities of all sorts to broaden understanding; we work with policy makers, leaders and elected representatives locally and nationally to shape law, policy and practice on the basis of all that can be learnt from the voices of those with experience of care - working together to build on the aspirations of The Promise to secure positive change.
The post holder will work directly with children and young people with experience of care, in an individual relationship-based advocacy role, and within participation and group activity across our North-East region, with a primary focus on advocacy within the Children’s Hearing System in Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City. This unique role requires you to listen to what children and young people with experience of care say and support them to ensure their rights are upheld and their voices are heard in the processes of making decisions about their lives. You will also help facilitate a broad range of participatory and engagement opportunities, and create the conditions for collective advocacy.
The right candidate for this post will be brilliant at forming positive relationships with children and young people. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, adaptable to a wide range of contexts. You will enjoy working collaboratively with partners. You will be committed to children’s rights, inclusive working, equal opportunities, and believe that all young people can make transformative change happen in their lives if given the opportunity.
The successful candidate will be joining Who Cares? Scotland and working within the North-East locality team at an exciting time, when the voices of those who are in or have experienced care are growing in power, individually and collectively - bringing with them insight, challenge, hope and change. Flexibility will be required given the remit of the role. Some evening and weekend work will be necessary, as will a full driving licence and access to transport.