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National Independent Victim Advocate

£25000 - £30000 per annum
City of London

Job description

National LGBT Independent Victim Advocate!

Location: Remote
Department: Advocacy & Support Helpline
Job Type: Part-time
Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract - until March 2025 (possibility for extension depending on funding)

Do you want to make life better for LGBT victims and survivors of abuse?

About the Role

You will join our national advocacy team, supporting survivors remotely across the UK and providing face-to-face, office-based, or community-based support in Wales. Your role involves offering a safe, confidential space for LGBT victims/survivors to discuss their options, plan actions, and obtain necessary services. Key areas of focus include wellbeing, navigating the criminal and civil justice systems, safety, and accessing support services.

Key Responsibilities

  • Client Support: Remotely support, advise, and advocate for LGBT victims/survivors of abuse, with a focus on so-called conversion practices.
  • Empowerment: Use a trauma-informed, empowerment-based, and person-centred approach.
  • Information and Assistance: Provide information to help clients make informed choices and meet their needs.
  • Justice System Navigation: Assist clients with understanding their rights and navigating the criminal/civil justice systems.
  • Professional Boundaries: Maintain professional boundaries and ensure clients understand the service remit.

About You

  • Experience: Expertise in delivering needs-led specialist support services.
  • Collaboration: Ability to work collaboratively across a diverse team.
  • Resilience: Good resilience and self-care, with an understanding of the impact of trauma.
  • LGBT Understanding: Thorough understanding of LGBT lives and the impact of discrimination.
  • Bilingual: Fluent in Welsh and English.

Location: This is a remote position, working from home, with travel to London and across the UK, particularly to communities in Wales.

If you are passionate about supporting LGBT victims and survivors of abuse and meet the requirements, we encourage you to apply.

Morgan Hunt is a multi-award-winning recruitment business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer. Job suitability is assessed on merit in accordance with the individual's skills, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required in a particular role.

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