Victim Care Officer

  • Full-time
  • VCAS
  • Last day to apply: 01/11/2021

Role Context

Victim Care and Advice Service (VCAS)

Victim Care Officer  


The Office of the Police Crime Commissioner and Middlesbrough Borough Council have worked with local providers, one of which is Safer Communities, to develop the successful Middlesbrough Safer Streets Bid. The Safer Streets programme will develop preventative work and improve provision to address the issue of violence against women and girls (VAWG), included is:

  • Improved CCTV and lighting in key locations
  • Campaigns by Crimestoppers to educate the public and help them to challenge harassment
  • A dedicated Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA) to work with victims of stalking and harassment in Middlesbrough.
  • Work around student safety and engagement organised by Teesside University to keep female students safe
  • Purchase and distribution of personal safety apps and alarms as well as mobiles phones to help female residents feel safer
  • A pilot sexual violence prevention and education programme with children and young people in schools and youth projects
  • Roll-out of a VAWG prevention initiative which will see employers and local organisations trained as VAWG ambassadors via the ASK ME scheme
  • Re-launch of the Safe Place scheme, increasing the safe place network across town
  • Raising awareness of violence against women and girls (VAWG) via leaflets and promotional literature
  • Appointment of a workplace champion to reach out to businesses and ensure they are alert to violence against women and girls
  • Employment of a dedicated Victim Care Advice Officer for the Newport/ Central areas of Middlesbrough

Safer Communities will be delivering The Victim Care Officer (VCO) for the Newport/Central areas of Middlesbrough. 

For more information and to apply, click here

Closing date is Monday 1st November 2021

Interviews to be held Thursday 4th November 2021 

Trustees Vacancies – Currently Closed

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our board. Trustees are responsible for ensuring Safer Communities meets its obligations under the charity’s governing document, and charity and company law. The Board of Trustees must always act in the best interests of Safer Communities and must act as a group and not as individuals.

How to Apply

For more information please download the full job description and the trustee candidate pack below.

If you are interested in applying for the role of Trustee, please contact Joanne Hodgkinson, Chief Executive Officer on tel: 01642 664440 or email


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