Victim Liaison Officer

Victim Liaison OfficerWorking within the Victim Liaison Unit in London, getting in touch with victims of serious crime to offer information about the criminal justice system.

HOURS PER WEEK: 37 hours PAY RATE: £20.85 - £29.30 (Depending on experience) LOCATION: Remote/Hackney, N16 7QS DURATION OF ASSIGNMENT: 12 weeks - to be extendedOverview of the Victim Liaison Officer role

The job holder will work with victims who are in, or are being considered for inclusion in, the statutory National Probation Service (NPS) Victim Contact Scheme (VCS).

The scheme is for victims of specified serious violent or sexual offences where the offender receives a prison sentence of 12 months or more, or a hospital order.
They will contribute to the assessment and management of risk posed by offenders in order to protect the public.
They will liaise with victims and keep them updated at regular intervals in accordance with the service specification for victim liaison, and relevant legislation.
They will provide the victim with information about any significant changes during the offender’s sentence, enable victims to participate by making representations or providing their views at specific points, and produce reports at appropriate times.
They will liaise with the offender manager and contribute to inter-agency meetings in appropriate cases in order to ensure that victims’ views have been considered.

Experience Required to apply for the Victim Liaison Officer role

Experience of working with a diverse range of people who have experienced a range of social/personal difficulties.
Experience of working with diverse communities including promoting equality and valuing diversity
Knowledge and understanding of the factors which influence the engagement with victims
Knowledge and understanding of risk assessment/ risk management relating to offenders
Knowledge and understanding of the work of the Criminal Justice system and agencies.
communicate effectively and sensitively with a wide range of individuals
including those who may be distressed or present difficult or aggressive

  • Location: Hackney, England
  • Salary: £20.85 - £29.30 per hour + Negotiable
  • Type: Contract
  • Recruiter: Service Care Solutions Ltd
  • Posted: 17-Mar-2023
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