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Hate Crime Community Engagement officer

Posted on Dec 14, 2018 by Victim Support

London, London United Kingdom
Leisure & Sport
4 Dec 2018
Annual Salary
Victim Support is looking for a Community Engagement Officer based in Kensington and Chelsea. Victim Support (VS) is an independent charity for people affected by crime in England and Wales. We work towards a world where people affected by crime or traumatic events get the support they need and respect they deserve.Victim Support has a vacancy designed to help them deliver a major project. The national charity is looking for an experienced Community Engagement Officer who will embrace the opportunity to make their mark on this service.The main purpose of the role is to create and promote the delivery of ASB and Hate Crime Services in the Royal borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC). You will be responsible for ensuring that high quality and early interventions are delivered to people affected by Hate Crime. This is a partnership with the Victim's advocate ASB and Hate Crime project funded by RBKC; you will work as a team with partners to coordinate support, via a multi -agency approach.The role entails creating and promoting Third Party Reporting centres to the community within the RBKC, building effective working relationships with partner organisations, assisting with outreach plan development, doing outreach work in the community, facilitating and promoting client forums. An experience in planning, report writing, awareness in vulnerable adult safeguarding, flexibility and great organisational skills are an advantage.The successful candidate must have the knowledge and experience of community engagement, and have successfully engaged communities within a service-driven organisation of comparable size, scope and complexity. It is also essential that you have an understanding of current issues faced by people experiencing Hate Crime. You will need to demonstrate the ability to develop creative solutions with client involvement, and demonstrate negotiating, advocacy and influencing skills. The ability to write high quality reports to funders is also essential.Appointments will be subject to satisfactory reference and checks made by the Disclosure & Barring ServiceVictim Support offers competitive rewards and benefits including pension and life assurance, 25 days annual leave (pro-rata), voluntary benefits such as season ticket loans and the opportunity to play a key role in a national charity providing world-class services to victims and witnesses and being a vital force for change.Applications should be explicit enough to provide good evidence against the shortlisting criteria, which are marked in the person specification as (s). In order to apply, please create a profile in our website (jobs section), complete and submit an online application form.If the vacancy has not specified the essential criteria for shortlisting, please use this section to express how your experience and skills are relevant for the role.If you have the drive to make a difference within an organisation which makes a difference we look forward to hearing from you.Victim Support takes pride in being a diverse organisation, enriched by the participation of all individuals and communities. Diversity matters and we value it. VS are committed to recruiting with care and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Background checks and Disclosed Barring Service checks will be required.

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