Victims support charity launches recruitment drive across Scotland

A leading charity for supporting victims and witnesses of crime has launched a new recruitment initiative across Scotland.

Victim Support Scotland is on the lookout for talented people who have the drive and ambition to contribute to the organisation’s aim of putting victims and witnesses first.

The roles will involve working closely with teams of employees, volunteers and Victim Support Scotland’s service users – who are victims and witnesses of serious crime.

Victim Support Scotland say they are looking for dynamic individuals who can show strong leadership, have a curiosity to learn and improve, and want to be both challenged and rewarded.

Kate Wallace (pictured), Chief Executive of Victim Support Scotland, said: “We have a tremendous opportunity right now in Scotland to make positive and meaningful improvements to services and the justice system, which puts the needs of victims and witnesses first. Victim Support Scotland is at the forefront of this.

“We can make continuous improvements to services for victims in the community, from our offices throughout Scotland, and in the courts when often victims and witnesses are at their most vulnerable.

“Further to this, Victim Support Scotland is pushing for positive policy change at a national level, through our partnerships with third sector colleagues and the Scottish Government. We need the right teams and people in place to help us deliver on these ambitions.

Successful applicants will be appointed to roles that involve the recruitment, induction, co-ordination and support of volunteers who provide direct service delivery to victim and witnesses of crime, as well as developing innovative partnerships in local communities.

Other roles will support volunteers providing frontline support through the charity’s national helpline and other digital platforms; and roles that will see the oversite, management and development of court and community services in specific geographical areas.

See the Victim Support Scotland website for more information.

Picture (c) Victim Support Scotland.