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Local caseworker - National Road Victim Service

  • Full time
  • £24,000
  • Home based in Edinburgh, Lothian and Borders
  • Closing 16th August 2022


  • Advertised from 6th June 2022
  • 36.25 hours per week worked Monday-Friday between the hours of 8am-6pm. Contract length: 24 months, with likely extension for a further 12 months.

Role

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.”

Application notes

Submit your CV and a covering letter which clearly demonstrate you have what it takes to perform this challenging and rewarding role to: recruitment@brake.org.uk as soon as possible.

Brake actively promotes equality, diversity, and inclusion. We employ based on skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

Deadline for applications: Tuesday 16 August 2022