West Yorkshire Caseworker – National Road Victim Service

Hours: Full time (36.25 hours a week), worked between the hours of 8am and 6pm

Contract length: Fixed term for 12 months, with possible extension dependant on funding

Salary: £26,000

Location: West Yorkshire

Working pattern: Work from home with travel around West Yorkshire required. You will be expected to deliver a face-to-face service to clients in their own home or safe meeting place within your region.

Reporting to: Regional Case Manager

Application deadline: Thursday 25 April 2024

Who we are

We are Brake, the national, acclaimed road safety charity which provides the National Road Victim Service (NRVS). 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 dedicated caseworker 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.

Experience gained in the following kinds of roles transfer well to being a 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.

We are seeking candidates with:

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.

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

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 Thursday 25 April 2024, however interviews may take place prior to this date if applicants are deemed suitable for the role.