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Key Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £29,064
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 18th September 2022

  • Advertised from 5th September 2022
  • 35 hours per week


Victim Support Scotland – Empowering People Affected by Crime. We put victims and witnesses at the heart of everything we do so they are heard, have improved health and well-being, feel safer, more secure, and informed and that we are an effective organisation, that makes a lasting difference.

What is the role

This is an exciting opportunity to join our team as Key Support Worker, working 35 hours per week.

As a member of this team and reporting to the SFBC Manager, 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, emotional and practical support, sourcing and providing up to date 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 including advocacy, peer support and support for children and young people. You will work closely with colleagues in other agencies such as counselling services, Police Scotland and representatives from the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service.

This is a complex role in a fast paced environment within a supportive team and you will be expected to show excellent communication skills, high level administrative and recording skills, a commitment to partnership working and ensuring that the needs of families are at the heart of the service through service user engagement and participation work.

The base for the team is in Glasgow to support the implementation, development and delivery of the national service but 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 essential to the post.

The main hours of work are Monday – Friday 9am-8pm and Saturday morning.

If you are looking for a role with a purpose, where you can really make a difference, then this may be the role for you.

Application notes

To find out more and apply please visit our website

Closing date – 18th September 2022

Interview date - 27th September 2022