Victim Support Scotland
Victim Support Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC002138

Victim Support Scotland is the lead voluntary organisation in Scotland helping people affected by crime. It provides support, practical help and essential information to victims, witnesses and others affected by crime. The service is free, confidential and is provided by trained volunteers through a network of community based victim services and court based witness services.


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Our mission at Victim Support Scotland is to ensure that those affected by crime receive high quality support that will help them to recover from their experiences. We want victims and witnesses to be at the heart of everything we do so they have improved health and well-being, feel safer, more secure and informed and that we are an effective organisation, that makes a lasting difference. We aim to do this by adhering to our own organisational values of being supportive, striving for excellence and offering personalised and accessible services and these are reflected in the behaviours expected of all staff and volunteers.

To help achieve this mission, VSS have designed implemented a new National Service: Supporting Families Bereaved by Crime from 1st April 2019.

As a member of this team and reporting to the National Co-ordinator, the role of Key Support Worker will be to provide comprehensive support to families bereaved by murder or culpable homicide. This will involve providing structured social support, practical support, information, liaising with other justice and community organisations, supporting the family as they interact with the criminal justice system and helping them to reach a new balance in their lives after trauma.

You will play a key part in the ongoing evaluation, development and improvement of the service. You will work closely with Police Scotland and representatives from the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service.

The location of the new service is currently based within our Glasgow office with support delivered all over Scotland. To support the implementation, development and delivery of the national service, it will be a requirement of the role to attend the Glasgow office on a regular basis initially to meet the needs of the service. This may change as the service is implemented; however, it is important to note this requirement at this stage.

Travel to all parts of the country will be required in order to support families at appropriate locations to best meet their needs. This may involve travelling out of hours with limited access to public transport. A current, clean driving licence is therefore essential to the post.

This post will be subject to a PVG check.

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Locality Manager

  • Part time
  • £26,664 pro-rata
  • Based in Glasgow
  • Closing 6th October 2019

Scotland’s leading charity supporting victims of crime has a number of exciting and varied opportunities for talented individuals who are looking for their next challenge as part of our team.

Our mission at Victim Support Scotland is to ensure that those affected by crime receive high quality support that will help them to recover from their experiences. We want victims and witnesses to be at the heart of everything we do so they have improved health and well-being, feel safer, more secure and informed and that we are an effective organisation, that makes a lasting difference. We aim to do this by adhering to our own organisational values of being supportive, striving for excellence and offering personalised and accessible services and these are reflected in the behaviours expected of all staff and volunteers.

Reporting directly to the Head of Service Delivery, you will be responsible for a team of Co-ordinators who in turn manage groups of volunteers to deliver and evaluate the support to victims and witnesses, our service users, at local court and community-based services. You will be responsible for ensuring, within your services, that VSS’s organisational objectives are being implemented at a local level and have a role in business planning to ensure that all service users within your local area are aware of, and have access to, the support they need. You will be responsible for all aspects of people management for staff in your area, ensuring that employees and volunteers are supported, knowledgeable and capable to deliver the support that meets service user’s needs.

This post will be subject to a PVG check.

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This vacancy has now closed

Locality Manager

  • Full time or Part time
  • £26,664
  • Based in Edinburgh
  • Closing 3rd October 2019

Scotland’s leading charity supporting victims of crime has a number of exciting and varied opportunities for talented individuals who are looking for their next challenge as part of our team.

Our mission at Victim Support Scotland is to ensure that those affected by crime receive high quality support that will help them to recover from their experiences. We want victims and witnesses to be at the heart of everything we do so they have improved health and well-being, feel safer, more secure and informed and that we are an effective organisation, that makes a lasting difference. We aim to do this by adhering to our own organisational values of being supportive, striving for excellence and offering personalised and accessible services and these are reflected in the behaviours expected of all staff and volunteers.

Reporting directly to the Head of Service Delivery, you will be responsible for a team of Co-ordinators who in turn manage groups of volunteers to deliver and evaluate the support to victims and witnesses, our service users, at local court and community-based services. You will be responsible for ensuring, within your services, that VSS’s organisational objectives are being implemented at a local level and have a role in business planning to ensure that all service users within your local area are aware of, and have access to, the support they need. You will be responsible for all aspects of people management for staff in your area, ensuring that employees and volunteers are supported, knowledgeable and capable to deliver the support that meets service user’s needs.

This post will be subject to a PVG check.

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This vacancy has now closed

Support Co-ordinator

  • Full time or Part time
  • £23,756
  • Various Locations
  • Closing 17th October 2019

Scotland’s leading charity supporting victims of crime has a number of exciting and varied opportunities for talented individuals who are looking for their next challenge as part of our team.

Our mission at Victim Support Scotland is to ensure that those affected by crime receive high quality support that will help them to recover from their experiences. We want victims and witnesses to be at the heart of everything we do so they have improved health and well-being, feel safer, more secure and informed and that we are an effective organisation, that makes a lasting difference. We aim to do this by adhering to our own organisational values of being supportive, striving for excellence and offering personalised and accessible services and these are reflected in the behaviours expected of all staff and volunteers.

Reporting directly to a Locality Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring, within your Service(s), that VSS’s local service development and delivery plan is being implemented within your geographical area(s). Service delivery is provided by a team of skilled and knowledgeable volunteers, you will be responsible for planning their deployment to ensure that the service delivered meets the desired outcomes of victims and witnesses of crime, our service users. Responsible for all aspects of a volunteer engagement with VSS at your services, including recruitment, induction, learning and development, ongoing performance management and support. Contributing to business planning and co-ordination ensuring that continuous learning takes place to monitor that the outcomes of service users are being met.

This role will be subject to a PVG check.

Various positions based in;

  • Aberdeen (2 vacancies)
  • Inverness (2 vacancies)
  • Oban
  • Irvine
  • Kilmarnock
  • Dumfries
  • Glasgow (3 vacancies)
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Office Administrator

  • Full time
  • £20,362
  • Based in Glasgow
  • Closing 16th October 2019

Scotland’s leading charity supporting victims of crime has a number of exciting and varied opportunities for talented individuals who are looking for their next challenge as part of our team.

Our mission at Victim Support Scotland is to ensure that those affected by crime receive high quality support that will help them to recover from their experiences. We want victims and witnesses to be at the heart of everything we do so they have improved health and well-being, feel safer, more secure and informed and that we are an effective organisation, that makes a lasting difference. We aim to do this by adhering to our own organisational values of being supportive, striving for excellence and offering personalised and accessible services and these are reflected in the behaviours expected of all staff and volunteers.

You will provide dedicated administrative support to the Support for Families Bereaved by Crime (SFBC) team. Whilst supporting the SFBC team will be your main role, in addition, you will provide administrative support to the wider VSS’s Glasgow office, including facilities management to achieve the smooth running of this office as a whole.

You will provide first point of contact assistance via the telephone, in person and via email and other digital methods.

This role will be subject to a Standard Disclosure check.

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This vacancy has now closed

Locality Manager

  • Part time
  • £26,664 pro-rata
  • Based in Aberdeen
  • Closing 22nd November 2019

Scotland’s leading charity supporting victims of crime has a number of exciting and varied opportunities for talented individuals who are looking for their next challenge as part of our team.

Our mission at Victim Support Scotland is to ensure that those affected by crime receive high quality support that will help them to recover from their experiences. We want victims and witnesses to be at the heart of everything we do so they have improved health and well-being, feel safer, more secure and informed and that we are an effective organisation, that makes a lasting difference. We aim to do this by adhering to our own organisational values of being supportive, striving for excellence and offering personalised and accessible services and these are reflected in the behaviours expected of all staff and volunteers.

Reporting directly to the Head of Service Delivery, you will be responsible for a team of Co-ordinators who in turn manage groups of volunteers to deliver and evaluate the support to victims and witnesses, our service users, at local court and community-based services. You will be responsible for ensuring, within your services, that VSS’s organisational objectives are being implemented at a local level and have a role in business planning to ensure that all service users within your local area are aware of, and have access to, the support they need. You will be responsible for all aspects of people management for staff in your area, ensuring that employees and volunteers are supported, knowledgeable and capable to deliver the support that meets service user’s needs.

This post will be subject to a PVG check.

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This vacancy has now closed

Support Co-ordinator

  • Part time
  • £23,756 pro-rata
  • Based in Dunfermline / Glenrothes
  • Closing 26th November 2019

Scotland’s leading charity supporting victims of crime has a number of exciting and varied opportunities for talented individuals who are looking for their next challenge as part of our team.

Our mission at Victim Support Scotland is to ensure that those affected by crime receive high quality support that will help them to recover from their experiences. We want victims and witnesses to be at the heart of everything we do so they have improved health and well-being, feel safer, more secure and informed and that we are an effective organisation, that makes a lasting difference. We aim to do this by adhering to our own organisational values of being supportive, striving for excellence and offering personalised and accessible services and these are reflected in the behaviours expected of all staff and volunteers.

Reporting directly to a Locality Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring, within your Service(s), that VSS’s local service development and delivery plan is being implemented within your geographical area(s). Service delivery is provided by a team of skilled and knowledgeable volunteers, you will be responsible for planning their deployment to ensure that the service delivered meets the desired outcomes of victims and witnesses of crime, our service users. Responsible for all aspects of a volunteer engagement with VSS at your services, including recruitment, induction, learning and development, ongoing performance management and support. Contributing to business planning and co-ordination ensuring that continuous learning takes place to monitor that the outcomes of service users are being met.

This role will be subject to a PVG check.

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This vacancy has now closed

Support Centre Supervisor (3 positions)

  • Part time
  • from £23,756 pro-rata
  • Based in Glasgow
  • Closing 30th November 2019

Scotland’s leading charity supporting victims of crime has a number of exciting and varied opportunities for talented individuals who are looking for their next challenge as part of our team.

Our mission at Victim Support Scotland is to ensure that those affected by crime receive high quality support that will help them to recover from their experiences. We want victims and witnesses to be at the heart of everything we do so they have improved health and well-being, feel safer, more secure and informed and that we are an effective organisation, that makes a lasting difference. We aim to do this by adhering to our own organisational values of being supportive, striving for excellence and offering personalised and accessible services and these are reflected in the behaviours expected of all staff and volunteers.

You will be responsible for a team of volunteers delivering, implementing and evaluating the nationwide support centre function across VSS. Support at VSS should be provided effectively and efficiently across the organisation, providing exactly the information our victims and witnesses, our service users, need, in the form they want, when they need it.

Providing a supportive experience to servicer users, you will work to ensure that all options of support and new support initiatives will be based on service user’s insights. Alongside your colleagues, you will be responsible for all aspects of a volunteer’s engagement within the Support Centre including their recruitment, induction, learning and development, ongoing performance management and support. You will ensure that volunteers are supported, knowledgeable and capable to deliver the support that meets service user’s needs. Support Centre operational hours are 8am to 8pm during workdays, and so flexible rota working between these hours is a requirement of this role.

This post will be subject to a Standard Disclosure check.

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