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JOB OPPORTUNITY - NAVIGATOR

This is no ordinary job advert, this is no run of the mill job. We are looking for an exceptional individual to deliver and contribute to the ongoing development of an innovative violence reduction programme. You will join our highly dedicated team of Navigators who complement a spectacular team of Medical professionals based predominantly in Emergency Departments in Glasgow. 

This challenging role will involve delivering practical, bespoke interventions through a wide network of partner agencies that support people away from chronic violence and towards safer, healthier and more productive lifestyles. 

You will meet people when they are often at their most traumatised and distressed, and recognising this time as a reachable and teachable moment, seize the opportunity to inspire the notion that change is achievable. 

If people describe you as; Level headed, a listener, compassionate, patient, a great communicator, hard worker, resilient, dedicated, great in a crisis, calm – and you have the energy and commitment to always go the extra mile to support people effectively, we would like to hear from you. 

The role demands regular overnight weekend work, followed up with community outreach support during the week. The post holder must have a deep understanding of the causal factors of violence and present as “credible” to those we support, through their own lived and professional experience. The post holder will have a proven track record in this field, preferably backed up with a professional qualification. 

The role is a full time, funded post which will be reviewed in March 2018. 

Navigator is a Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) lead and managed programme. You will be employed through Medics against Violence - a leading charity founded by medical professionals which aims to reduce violent injury and works in close partnership with the VRU. 

The closing date for applications is 1300 hours on 17th Nov 2017. Details of Interviews will be confirmed with successful candidates. For more information and an application pack contact Inspector Keith Jack on keith.jack@vruscotland.pnn.police.uk