*Recruitment on hold - accepting forms for future recruitment*
What will you do?
Support witnesses (and their friends and families) through the experience of attending court and giving evidence.
- Give witnesses and their supporters confidential support, guidance and information to make their experience of a criminal court more comfortable.
- Help witnesses cope with the emotional effects of giving evidence.
- Explain court procedures, legal terminology and decisions.
- Show witnesses and others around the courtroom before a trial so they are familiar and at ease in the environment.
- Listen to the concerns witnesses have, empathising with them, and advocating where appropriate.
- Help witnesses prepare themselves for a range of possible trial outcomes. Go into the courtroom with a witness when it’s allowed.
- Ensure that witnesses continue to get our assistance after court if they need it.
- Work as part of a team with other Witness Service volunteers and staff as well as liaising with court personnel.
What’s in it for you?
- Contribute to the service’s aims of supporting witnesses within a dynamic team.
- Training, accreditation and continued development and support in the role.
- Gain valuable experience and development of interpersonal skills.
- Have a positive impact in your community and on people’s lives, the witnesses and their supporters.
And we’ll reimburse agreed expenses too.
- Age restrictions
- DBS check required
We can apply for you
- Equal Opportunities Policy
- Expenses reimbursed
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
- Training provided
- Volunteer induction
- Volunteer Policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Written role description
When can I volunteer?
Start Date: 08/12/2020
End Date: 08/12/2021
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