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Victim care officer Average UK Salary & Prospects

Victim care officers support people who've been affected by crime.

  • Keep records or prepare reports for owner or management concerning visits with clients.  
  • Provide information or refer individuals to public or private agencies or community services for assistance.  
  • Visit individuals in homes or attend group meetings to provide information on agency services, requirements, or procedures.  
  • Interview individuals or family
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Victim care officers typically work around 38 to 40 hours per week.

As a Victim care officer you will typically work evenings / weekends.

This occupation tends to be:

  • Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
  • Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching
  • Read more about Victim care officer
    * from ONETonline
    Average salary
    67,248 GBP *
    per year
    16,000 GBP
    25,000 GBP
    5+ Experience
    * data taken from the Office of National Statistics (
    Average salary for Victim care officer

    Men make 26% more than Women
    47% of Victim care officers are men
    Big gender gap
    • 76,917 GBP
    • 56,766 GBP
    Average salary for part-time Victim care officer
    Average salary for full-time Victim care officer

    • 36,255 GBP
    • 40,602 GBP
    • 67,248 GBP
    • 56,766 GBP
    • 76,917 GBP
    Pay over time for Victim care officer

    Pay for this role has increased over time
    • 58,129 GBP
    • 58,091 GBP
    • 59,442 GBP
    • 63,385 GBP
    • 62,517 GBP
    • 67,248 GBP

    Future outlook for Victim care officers

    Very good outlook
    139 000+ jobs available
    Balanced outlook
    3% yearly wage growth (on average)

    Victim care officer - Your future job?

    Which qualifications do I need?

    Find out what you need to know in order to become a Victim care officer and the highest average level of education for people in this role.

    In terms of people already doing this job:

    • 27% of people in this role have a Bachelor's degree
    • 22% of people in this role have GCSEs or equivalent
    • 18% of people in this role have a Master's degree

    You can move into this career if you have experience from related areas, like working with vulnerable adults in social services, a community setting or through counselling.

    Experience of working in the justice system, for instance with the police, courts or prisons, would also be useful.

    Get the right qualification to begin your journey to becoming a Victim care officer

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    What soft skills do I need?

    Rise above the competition by brushing up on the 5 most important soft skills you need to become a Victim care officer.
    Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times
    Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people
    Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do
    Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively
    Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience

    What technical skills do I need?

    Technical skills are programmes, softwares and things you need to know in order to be a successful Victim care officer. Check that you know:
    Data base user interface and query software Database software; Microsoft Access
    Electronic mail software Microsoft Outlook
    Medical software Electronic medical record EMR software; MEDITECH software
    Spreadsheet software Microsoft Excel
    Voice recognition software Nuance Dragon NaturallySpeaking
    Improve your skills today

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    Things to highlight for your Victim care officer interview

    Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical. Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. Concern for Others Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job. Self Control Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations. Cooperation Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

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