Victim Advocacy Caseworker – Female*

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Posted April 30, 2021 by

Aurora New Dawn is pleased to announce the following job vacancy:

Victim Advocacy Caseworker – Female[1]*

We are looking for someone who is passionate about supporting survivors of stalking and who has a caring and empathetic nature. Whilst experience of working with victims of stalking is a benefit it is not essential as we are looking for the right person who can best support our clients.

Hours of work

Full-time: 37 Hours per week
Salary Non Accredited – £24,000 p.a
Accredited* – £27,000 p.a
*on completion of a role-specific accreditation
Location: Thames Valley** & home-based.
NB: Aurora operates a flexible, hybrid working model.
Contract: Until March 2025 – continuation subject to funding.

* PLEASE NOTE: This post is restricted to female applicants in accordance with Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010

**Thames Valley runs across three counties, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire. The Aurora Office is based in Portsmouth, Hampshire.

Aurora offers a hybrid, flexible way of working and this post will be a combination of home-based working and office based at a police station in the Thames Valley area with the requirement for occasional visits to our Head Office in Portsmouth.

Induction will be at our Portsmouth office.

If you have any questions on travel remuneration please call the Senior Victim Advocacy Caseworker on 02392 479254.

This post is within a team of four advocates working across Thames Valley.

NB: This post operates across the Thames Valley Area and therefore flexibility of location and an ability to travel are essential.

Responsible to: Senior Victim Advocacy Caseworker

The Role

Aurora New Dawn is a registered charity providing support and advocacy to survivors of domestic abuse, stalking, and sexual violence.

We are looking for a Victim Advocacy Caseworker to join our Victim Advocacy team.

The successful candidate will:

  • Provide a high-quality frontline service to individuals experiencing stalking, through both face to face and telephone support.
  • Support victims throughout the criminal and civil courts.
  • Offer information and signposting on a risk and needs-led basis.
  • Provide advocacy, practical and emotional support, empowering victims to act for themselves and engage with services that can help them, thereby increasing self-esteem and reducing isolation.
  • A significant part of this role will involve working alongside Thames Valley Constabulary to ensure that the voice of the victim is heard throughout the process of evidence capture and investigation.

How to apply for the job:

Applications should be in the form of a letter, sent by email to, detailing why you think you are suitable for the post. Please put ‘Victim Advocacy Caseworker’ in the subject line.

You are advised to read the job description and person specification carefully as the decision to shortlist you for interview will be based on the information you provide in your letter.

NB: We do not accept CV’s as an application method.

For an informal discussion about the role, or for any other queries, please contact Lyn Tiller (Director of Operations, Services and Innovation) on 023 92 479254.

We encourage applications from women of all backgrounds and communities and are committed to having a team that is diverse in terms of skills, experiences and abilities. We particularly encourage applications from disabled and Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic women, as these groups are currently underrepresented in our organisation.

To save on administration costs we are not able to contact you if your application is unsuccessful, but I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your interest in our work.

The deadline for all applications is open ended we will recruit the first suitable candidate.

Interviews will be held on TBC.

We reserve the right to close this advertisement early.

Important documents:

To download a copy of the Victim Advocacy Caseworker job description, click here.

To download a copy of the Aurora New Dawn Diversity Questionnaire, click here.

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