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Relief Support Coordinator

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • On site: Across Scotland
  • Closing 23rd June 2024

  • Advertised from 3rd June 2024
  • £14.51 per hour


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.

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.

What is the role

We are recruiting for multiple Relief Support Co-ordinators to support our team across Scotland. Relief Support Co-ordinators provide cover over weekdays, evenings and weekends. Shifts are offered when they are available, but there is no obligation to accept work.

We are looking for Relief Support Co-ordinators to cover one of the following localities:

• Edinburgh, Lothian and Borders locality

• Highlands and Islands locality (Inverness, Wick, Tain, Lochmaddy, Oban, Stornoway, Campbelltown)

• North East locality (Aberdeen, Dundee, Angus and Perth)

• South West locality - (Areas: Ayrshire, Dumfries/Galloway, Inverclyde, east Dunbartonshire west Dunbartonshire Argyle& Bute)

• West locality - (North and South Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire)

**Note that as a sessional worker, and if you are successful, we can agree a specific area within a locality or different localities you would like to cover**

This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to the work of VSS through helping plan service delivery which is provided by a team of skilled and knowledgeable volunteers. You will be involved in planning their deployment to ensure that the service delivered meets the desired outcomes of victims and witnesses of crime, our service users.

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.

What you’ll need to be successful

We are looking for people who are experienced in a similar role. You must be confident to challenge stereotyping, prejudice, discrimination, and bias. The ability to travel across the Highlands and Islands is essential and therefore a current driving licence and access to a car is required.

Further details of this role are available in the job description - Support Coordinator

VSS is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all of our service users and has a thorough and rigorous recruitment and selection process including PVG scheme checks in place to ensure this commitment is met.

What we offer?

Relief Support Co-ordinators receive an hourly rate of £14.51 per hour. Full training is provided as well as opportunities for further development. Entitled to 5.6 weeks or 28 days pro rata. Payment will be paid based on the average payment for the preceding 52 weeks.

Application notes

To apply please visit our website

Closing date – Sunday, 23 June 2024 at Midnight