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.


Current vacancies

Interim Practice Development Officer

  • Full time
  • from £26,664
  • Based in Glasgow
  • Closing 10th November 2019

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 researching, writing and implementing a suite of best practice resources and tools, including standards and toolkits, that will be the foundation for the support provided to all victims and witnesses of crime in VSS. You will be responsible for producing guidelines, practice briefings, toolkits and other material required for implementation of high-quality services and continually monitor and update best practice, taking into account external and internal policy and legislation that may impact on people affected by crime. You will be responsible for incorporating best practice standards into service design and delivery capability within VSS to ensure service models best meet the needs of those affected by crime.

This post will be subject to a Standard Disclosure check.

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Support Centre Supervisor (3 positions)

  • Part time
  • from £23,756 pro-rata
  • Based in Glasgow
  • 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.

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.

Proving 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.

This post will be subject to a Standard Disclosure 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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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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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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Volunteering

Café Volunteer

Catering,Fundraising,Justice / Legal Assistance,Short-Term / Seasonal Working

30th October 2019

How can you use your skills and dedication to support people affected by crime? Victim Support Scotland (VSS) provides support and information services to victims and witnesses of crime in Scotland. Our café volunteers based in Jedburgh Sheriff Court help raise vital funds f… Read more

Victim Help Centre Volunteer

Administrative / Office Work,Advice / Information Giving,Justice / Legal Assistance

18th October 2019

How can you help victims and witnesses of crime? Being a victim or a witness of crime can be a confusing and stressful experience for many people. Victim Support Scotland (VSS) volunteers provide a webchat and telephone service which can provide support and answer queries to… Read more

Volunteer Victim Service

Care / Support Worker

30th September 2019

Provide emotional support to anyone who has been affected by crime and asb through use of counselling skills, needs assessments and Individual support plans to help people normalise their situation. To provide information on the criminal justice system to those who have become in… Read more

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