Community Link Officer – National Road Victim Service

Location: Home-based

Hours: 36.25 hours per week

Contract length: 24 months, with likely extension for a further 12 months.

Salary: £24,000

Deadline for applications: Friday 10 December 2021

Interview date: Week commencing Monday 10 January 2022

About the role

We’re looking for a Community Link Officer to sit within our growing National Road Victim Service (NRVS) team. Working alongside our caseworker team, you will identify and liaise with community and specialist agencies who can provide different aspects of care to our service users to meet their many and often complex, and changing, needs. You will also raise awareness of the NRVS and the plight of road victims throughout communities across the UK.

Who we are

Brake is the national, acclaimed charity tackling the daily, horrific carnage of deaths, injuries, and air pollution on roads. Traffic is the biggest killer of young people worldwide, poisoning our lungs and contributing hugely to the climate emergency. Brake’s vision is that people get around in safe and healthy ways. Our values require us to be evidence-based, aim high, and work collaboratively. We have a 25-year reputation for shouting out for positive change, advising government, encouraging action in communities, and delivering the UK’s National Road Victim Service for bereaved and injured families.

Brake's National Road Victim Service is the specialist, accredited, UK-wide national service for road victims, delivering day-one onwards case-managed care for anybody who has been bereaved or seriously injured in a road crash or supporting a road crash victim.

Who you are

You have a background working in research-led and/or advanced advocacy roles, and an understanding of, or ability to quickly grasp, community agencies in the social and health care sectors. You may have worked in any one or more of a number of professions, ranging from university research to community or social support agencies in the public or NGO sector. This is a vital but challenging role. You will have investigative research and excellent communication skills, written and verbal, and a passion to be at the heart of a team at a frontline support service. While you may or may not have worked in a support organisation before, more importantly you excel at searching for, evaluating, negotiating, and communicating solutions. The successful candidate will be required to go through an enhanced DBS vetting process due to the sensitive nature of the service delivered.

Key tasks

You bring

While you will not be working directly with service users, this is a demanding and pivotal role relied upon by those who do, and only appropriate for those with:

About the team and how we work

To apply

Please submit your CV and a covering letter (max. 500 words) explaining why this is the role for you to as soon as possible. We are looking to review CVs and offer interviews as applications come in so please get in touch.