Hate Crime Research Officer

City of Manchester
Full time, 37.5 hours per week REF: HCRO/CITY/01/14

Temporary for up to six months

This is a new project in which you will identify victims of Hate Crime via referrals from Victim Support, Greater Manchester Police and third party reporting centres, to conduct research through questionnaires and focus groups.

You will also map victim’s experiences through the criminal justice system and support services to identify any areas where victims had had good or bad experiences.

You will research and prepare information from victims of hate crime as required and ensure that communication links between Victim Support and other agencies remains effective and responsive by working closely with them to meet requests for information and to ensure opportunities to influence are not missed.

With experience of undertaking research and a proven ability of presenting outcomes you will be able to work on your own initiative whilst retaining teamwork responsibility.

You will have experience of working with vulnerable individuals and an understanding of the Criminal Justice processes. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and IT skills with the ability to input and extract information in order to produce reports is also essential.

Should funding be secured beyond the six months and on successful completion of probation your salary will increase to £20,110 per annum.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Thursday 23 January 2014

This post is subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS Disclosure.

If you are interested in this vacancy and would like to request an application pack please email recruitment.north@victimsupport.org.uk quoting the full job title and reference number when requesting an application pack.

Employees can download an application pack from the North Locality Sharepoint site using the link below (as these posts are being advertised externally you are required to complete the full application form):