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Emergency Assistance Fund Development Manager

  • Full time
  • £29,064 – £34,254
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Closing 8th May 2023

  • Advertised from 24th April 2023


We would consider Hybrid working for this role, which can be discussed at interview, this role could be based in Glasgow or Edinburgh.

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

Reporting directly to the Director of Service Delivery, your primary role is to grow the impact of VSS’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

VSS Emergency Assistance Fund has grown significantly over the last two years in response to the need for urgent financial assistance for victims affected by crime through and post-pandemic.

We anticipate that the Emergency Assistance Fund will continue to grow over the next five to ten years, allowing VSS to grant emergency funding for those in urgent need due to the impact of crime.

VSS has granted over 1,400 grants worth over £1m in the last two years and worked with over 115 partner agencies who refer victims to the fund. The Development Manager for the Emergency Assistance Fund post is a one-year role to lead a pilot that will gather information and insights on the outcome and impact of the Fund from VSS and its’ partners which we will use to positively shape the future impact of the Victim’s Fund.

The post-holder will work directly with victims (applying to and funded by the Victim’s Fund) as well as with our external referral partner agencies to collate information and insights into the wider financial management needs of victims and how these needs integrate with their emotional and informational needs. They will then explore the existing field of financial agency support and recommend pathways that VSS can use to offer enhanced and integrated financial support to victims to support sustainable financial wellbeing.

Further details of this role are available in the job description Emergency Assistance Fund Development Manager Job Description

What you’ll need to be successful


A relevant post-graduate professional qualification and/or experience in relation to research and working sensitively to gain information and insights that you then use to co-design service pathways with others.

- Ability to develop effective internal and external relationships and networks at all levels

- High level of project management skills

- Very strong communication skills and interpersonal effectiveness, with the ability to deliver presentations to a variety of audiences

- Extensive working knowledge of complaints, Data Protection, Quality Management, performance management and relevant regulatory frameworks

- Willing to be flexible in working hours and able to travel as required

- Significant experience of managing budgets, financial planning and risk management

Please note - This post will be subject to a satisfactory PVG membership check, references, and proof that you have the right to work in the UK.

What we offer?

When you work for Victim Support Scotland, your wellbeing is important to us. Not only do we offer an enhanced annual leave package, but you will also have access to our free health cash plan which includes cover for you and your family across a range of benefits.

  • Annual Leave - 39 days
  • Training and Development Opportunities
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Health Cash Plan Benefits include
  • Dental cover,
  • Access to a virtual GP and advice line,
  • Counselling,
  • Legal support,
  • Discounts on gym memberships, cinema tickets and much more.

Who We Are?

Victim Support Scotland provides support and information to people affected by crime and campaigns for victim and witness rights. Regardless of whether a crime has been reported, or when it happened, our services are free, confidential, and tailored to individuals’ needs.

Our vision is that people affected by crime – victims, witnesses, and their families – are treated with dignity and respect and are at the heart of the justice in Scotland. Our mission is to ensure that all those affected by crime receive high quality support that will help them to recover from their experiences.

All our work is guided and underpinned by our six core principles of being engaging and compassionate; inclusive and accessible; person-centred; adaptive, flexible, and responsive; collaborative; and knowledgeable and skilled.

Now is the time to join Victim Support Scotland, helping us work towards the ambitions of our 5-year plan: Empowering people affected by crime: VSS Strategy 2021-2026

Application notes

To find out more and apply please visit our website

Closing date – 8th May 2023 - Please note interviews and selection may happen prior to the closing date, so please submit your application asap.