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  • Advertised from 9th January 2020
  • Plus contributory pension. Fixed term, funded until March 2021 with possibility of extension. 35 hours per week.


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.

Application notes

To download an application pack, please visit our website: and click on the Get Involved button. The Current Vacancies page can be found in the Work For Us section.

Completed applications should be returned by 5pm on Sunday 2nd February 2020

Interviews will be held in Glasgow on Tuesday 11th February 2020