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Relatives for Justice

Information, Advice & Advocacy
RFJ seeks to employ 2 suitably qualified persons for the post of VICTIMS’ PAYMENTS SCHEME FOR PERMANENT DISABLEMENT Advice Worker. These two posts will work regionally with persons who have suffered conflict related physical and psychological injuries

Victims’ Payments Scheme for Permanent Disablement Advice Worker


Relatives for Justice seek suitably qualified persons to apply for the position of Victims’ Payments Scheme for Permanent Disablement Advice Worker.

There are two positions available and have funding secured until March 2022, with potential for extension.

Successful applicants will be expected to work between offices and outreach centres in Belfast, Dungannon and Gulladuff and further afield as required.

Post holders will support potential applicants to the payment scheme for the injured in making applications to the scheme, including assisting with recovery of relevant documentation.


Closing Date: 4pm 9th March 2021

For application details please email [email protected] - marking email title as VPSPD JOB APPLICATION 

Relatives for Justice is an equal opportunities employer.


Job Description and Specification Below:


Job Title: Victims’ Payments Scheme for Permanent Disablement Advice Worker


Responsible to: Deputy Director


Salary: £26,736.72


Duration: April 2021 – 31st March 2022 (with potential for extension)





  1. To provide information and advice on the scheme for injured of the conflict
  2. Maintain an ongoing caseload associated with the position
  3. Maximise applicants income
  4. Make home visits in appropriate cases to the homes of persons seeking to make an application
  5. Provide applicants with representation to the Payment’s Board
  6. Research and collate supporting evidence of conflict harm and injury on behalf of applicants
  7. Mediate and negotiate with appropriate agencies in the preparation and presentation of applications and appeals
  8. Participate in regular training programmes
  9. Provide regular reports on applicant representation for the Deputy Director
  10. Attend and participate in team meetings
  11. Attend monthly supervision with the Deputy Director and receive monthly off-line supervision
  12. Promote and develop partnership working to increase the efficiency of advice services to members of Relatives for Justice
  13. Be responsible for the dynamic recording, collation and provision of statistical data and reports through outcome based monitoring and evaluation systems
  14. Meet or exceed all outcomes set for the project by due dates
  15. Undertake any other reasonable duties as requested by management


Essential Criteria

  • Relevant Third Level Degree and/or minimum three years paid employment working with victims and survivors in advocacy work
  • Awareness and understanding of how rights to reparations and advice issues impact the victims and survivors of conflict.
  • Excellent understanding of the nature of conflict harms and physical and psychological injury, conflict trauma and its impact.
  • Experience of collating archive materials and evidence on behalf of victims and survivors
  • Experience of giving advice on reparative schemes available to victims and survivors.
  • The ability to interpret and explain clearly relevant legislation in meaningful ways.
  • Working experience of computer programmes e.g. Word and Excel
  • At least two years experience of working with victims and survivors of conflict in paid or unpaid capacity.
  • The ability to communicate clearly and effectively in writing.
  • Ability to prepare high quality reviews and reports.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team.
  • A demonstrated commitment to human rights and the core values of Relatives for Justice.
  • A driver’s license and access to own transport or can demonstrate ability to fulfil demands of the post.




Closing Date

Tuesday / 09 March 2021 4:00pm

Contact Details

Andrée Murphy

Deputy Director

Relatives for Justice

Relatives for Justice, 39 Glen Road
BT11 8BB
United Kingdom

More Information

Applications must be received by email to [email protected] by the closing date.

Victims and Survivors Service