Manager (Former Employee) – Dudley – January 19, 2017
I left there no support at all too many chiefs and if face don't fit you got no chance. never had any decent people running it Go no idea at all and no people skills. Volunteers deserve better they give up own time but not treated with any respect
Volunteer Worker (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – January 11, 2017
Worked at a London office as a volunteer for nine months which was a complete waste of time for me.
Management was appalling, lack of communication and no transparency within the organisation. Advancement and training courses were very limited and only given to favourite members of staff, making it very difficult for advancement.
Although I have a criminology degree I was given very basic mundane work writing out leaflets and chasing up calls for those that need alarms for just a few hours a day, when I was remembered to be called into work. Not really what I had in mind to do.
Complaints to management are a waste of time. It's a very closed shop !
I have enjoyed my time with Victim Support, my colleagues are friendly, encouraging and helpful.
Service Delivery Assistance (Current Employee) – Hull – December 19, 2016
Entering clients (Injured Persons) onto system. Supporting clients/representing them with their Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority Claims, liaising with clients, cica, police, gp's. Supporting Volunteers Correspondence, telephone enquiries, also worked in the Witness Service Section at Hull Crown Court,
Varied enjoyable worthwhile work, felt I was making a difference
Nice workplace, but I am currently looking for a new challenge. It's a great place to gather and accumulate experience, very busy and very vibrant work environment that requires attention to details skills.
Service Delivery Assistant (Current Employee) – Woking – October 10, 2016
A typical day is most likely to be the same as before and a foretaste of the day after. Pressurized, extremely busy, but mostly repetitive. Co-workers are good but, like you, under their own pressures. Management have quotas to meet, which puts all under even greater pressure. People who initially discuss or then go on to meet clients are, amazingly, unpaid volunteers. They are the backbone of the VS organization.
Service Delivery Manager (Former Employee) – London – August 23, 2016
I enjoyed the work but the management is absolutely appalling. Advancement only given to favourite members of staff. Lots of backstabbing and nothing being done my management to stop this. Management only care about statistics despite the poor computer system used. Affairs between managers and staff members is rife.
Young Victims Project Worker (Former Employee) – Haringey – July 27, 2016
In this role, no two days were ever the same. My days consisted of me meeting my clients (either in their homes, in my office, or in an outreach centre), going to partnership meetings with other agencies, preparing workshops and then going to schools to deliver workshops, arranging and attending drop-in sessions. I worked with young people between the ages of 5 and 24 and provided them support for a crime they may have experienced, or I delivered a workshop to them in a school setting. I enjoyed this job so much. It helped a lot of children and young people to get support and provided me with some very invaluable experience.
Volunteer support worker (Current Employee) – Huddersfield – July 4, 2016
Really enjoyed volunteering for victim support, every day was a different experience, really like working closely with victims and seeing their confidence float again after certain situations they had experienced,
Voluntary, would of been nice to secure paid work in this sector
service delivery manager (Current Employee) – Chester – June 14, 2016
good service helping other in our community move past crime that has happened to them. ongoing support fror all peopele who have ben affected and this encompasses family and friend of the victim, we also have a homicide service
Volunteer Manager (Former Employee) – Manchester – May 24, 2016
Support of co-workers was essential as the work could be very stressful and emotionally draining, you were dealing with people at their lowest point. The rewards were seeing justice for the benefit of the victim, the hardest part was when the victim felt the justice system had let them down. Seeing people recover and become stronger as a consequence was satisfying and it was a privilege to be part of that process.
Volunteer (Current Employee) – Glen Innes, Auckland East – May 23, 2016
Can be demanding depending on crimes committed or sudden deaths in the area. Highly professional and is victim focused and victim led using Te Whare Tapa Wha framework which is the holistic approach to understanding Maori wellbeing.
specific ongoing training and getting reimbursed for mileage and food used while working
Volunteer Support Worker (Current Employee) – Penge – May 16, 2016
A fantastic charity that aims to help service users find the strength and get their lives back together. The work we do helps so many people and there should be more awareness of what victim support does. I thoroughly enjoy working with victim support and has made a huge difference to my life. It has helped me decide what career path to go down and I thoroughly enjoy the work I do.
Volunteer Work (Former Employee) – Belfast – April 18, 2016
When I began volunteering for Victim Support I had to undertake several weeks training to understand what was involved and what was expected of me. This was valuable training which I used throughout my time there