Local Caseworker (Kent and Essex) – National Road Victim Service

Hours: Part time (21.75 hours), worked over three days between the hours of 8am and 6pm

Contract length: 12 months fixed term (with the possibility of extension depending on funding)

Salary: £26,000 FTE

Working pattern: Work from home with some travel required. You will be expected to deliver a face-to-face service to clients in their own home or safe meeting place within the eastern region, including Kent and Essex

Location: To cover the Kent or Essex area

Application deadline: Friday 3 May 2024

Who we are

We are Brake, the national, acclaimed road safety charity which provides the National Road Victim Service. We have been supporting victims of the carnage on our roads since 1995. We also campaign for positive change to prevent future collisions and save lives.

A rare and exciting opportunity to help us to help others

Did you know that every 20 minutes, someone is killed or seriously injured on our roads? The impact of that on individuals and their wider families is profound and far reaching and it can happen to any of us, at any time.

The National Road Victim Service is growing, allowing us to reach greater numbers of people in need and building upon our well-established foundation to create an enduring legacy. To support this growth we’re looking for a new team of dedicated caseworkers to become part of our enthusiastic, energised and dynamic team, delivering world-class support services to people at a time when they are most vulnerable.

This is definitely not the average 9 to 5 job, and it is not every day that opportunities like this come along. You could be playing a significant part in our commitment to roll out our clinically developed, trauma informed support services across the country, making a positive contribution to the lives of those traumatically bereaved or seriously injured as a result of road traffic collisions.

What we offer

Who you are

We need energised, self-starters who are passionate about helping others, to join our fantastic team.

We are looking for people who have a background in providing high-quality emotional support, practical research and advocacy for vulnerable people after a serious psychological trauma such as the death of a loved one in violent circumstances.

Specifically, we are seeking candidates with:

Whilst a full UK driving licence is desirable, it is not essential as you will be expected to travel to see clients via public transport (we reimburse travelling expenses).

We are interested in receiving applications, not to the exclusion of others, from candidates with experience supporting people who have suffered sudden bereavement or working with those with heightened vulnerabilities.

Experience gained in the following kinds of roles tends to transfer well to the role of caseworker at Brake: police force, roles within the criminal justice system, family liaison officer, counsellor, experience in health and social care or previous caseworker experience in any area.

The greatest reward comes from knowing you have made a real positive difference to someone’s recovery from psychological trauma, and the emotional or practical challenges presented by their sudden bereavement or serious injury.

If you are seeking out a new challenge and think you have the skills, passion, and commitment that we are looking for, we would be interested in hearing from you.

About the team and how we work

Candidates will be asked to disclose whether they have any unspent points on their licence at interview.

To apply

Submit your CV and a covering letter which clearly demonstrate you have what it takes to perform this challenging and rewarding role to recruitment@brake.org.uk.

The closing date for applications is Friday 3 May.