Top job! Assistant Director – Supporting Families Bereaved by Crime (SFBC)

  • Full time
  • £42,651 – £47,390
  • Glasgow (currently home based)
  • Closing 15th March 2021

  • Advertised from 24th February 2021
  • (pay award pending)


Do you want to make a significant difference to the lives of families affected by some of the most serious crimes in Scotland? Do you want to join Scotland’s national charity supporting people affected by crime, in a new and critical role that you can shape and deliver to a standard of excellence?

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 to the Director of Operations & New Business and a key player within our Corporate Leadership Team, you will have the drive and determination to succeed with the continuous development of our Supporting Families Bereaved By Crime Service as well as establishing new services and national programmes in line with the organisation’s strategy and priorities

You must be an experienced Senior Manager that can bring value and leadership to VSS as well as showing key competencies in decision making, customer focus, planning and quality management, in addition to being an excellent communicator and having extensive knowledge and experience in the following areas;

  • service delivery in a complex environment,
  • understanding of the needs of bereaved people, victims of violent crime and other vulnerable people who have experienced trauma,
  • leading and managing a team across multi-locations,
  • knowledge of the Criminal Justice System,
  • experience of project and change management, as well as budget management, financial control with an understanding of funding/grant applications.

You will ensure that delivery and development of the Supporting Families Bereaved By Crime Service, against agreed quality standards, meets the changing needs of victims, ensuring a trauma-recovery focus, utilising innovation and problem-solving skills.

Does this sound like you? Then we would love to hear from you

This post is currently home based due to COVID restrictions, however travel across Scotland will be required from time to time to carry the main responsibilities of the role.

This post will be subject to a PVG check.

Application notes

To apply please visit our website

Completed applications should be returned by 15th March 2021

Panel interviews will take place via virtual interview on 25th and 26th March