Key Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £24,232
  • Nationwide
  • Closing 2nd November 2020

  • Advertised from 14th October 2020
  • 35 hours per week. Starting salary £24,232 plus contributory pension.


Key Support Worker

National Service: Supporting Families Bereaved Through Crime

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.

As this is national role 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.

The base for the team is in Glasgow, and whilst all VSS employees are working flexibly at the moment, it should be noted that to support the implementation, development and delivery of the national service, it will be a requirement of the role to attend the Glasgow office at times.

This post will be subject to a satisfactory PVG check

Application notes

Completed applications should be returned by 5pm on Monday, 2 November 2020.

Panel interviews will take place via virtual interview on Tuesday, 10 November 2020.

For further information and to apply, please visit our website