Do you see yourself promoting good practice in adolescent exploitation?

Does the sound of supporting vulnerable children and young people to become the best they can be appeal to you?

Would you like to join a council that is passionate about promoting positive outcomes for children and young people?

If yes, we have the perfect role for you!

We are looking to recruit a permanent Senior Evolve Practitioner to join our amazing team in Wandsworth and help play a central role in achieving positive outcomes for vulnerable young people in the borough!

About the service

We are committed and passionate about providing services to young people and their families/carers aged 11-25 years affected by going missing, criminal exploitation, sexual exploitation, serious youth violence and gang affiliation.

About the team

The Evolve Adolescent Exploitation team is a newly merged, friendly and supportive team that together holds significant expertise and experience in this specific field of work. We are looking for a senior practitioner to help ensure we continue to deliver the best outcomes for children and families in Wandsworth.

We are a trauma informed team and work along trauma involved principles. We use two training models called AMBIT and DDP. Our work is young people lead and we work with them to understand where they are at and what they need from us. Our services are not a statutory requirement and young people choose to work with us.

About the role

The successful candidate will support the Evolve team in providing professional support, supervision of practitioners, engagement and consultation with partners to ensure the best outcomes for children and families affected by exploitation and youth violence.

The post holder will support the use of the Signs of Safety and Wellbeing framework, AMBIT and DDP models across all staff in the team and partner agencies.  You will be a role model of good practice in adolescent exploitation – open and responsive to the needs of the team, the young people we work with, and the community that we work on behalf of.

To be considered for interview your CV and personal statement will evidence the following:

  • Qualification at degree level or above in a relevant field for example health care, early years, youth services, family and social care or equivalent experience
  • Experience of working with vulnerable adolescents – particularly within the fields of CSE, CCE, Missing, Gangs and youth violence. 
  • Ability to communicate with colleagues, multi-agency partners, young people and their families.
  • A high level of commitment, initiative and motivation to work with and on behalf of some of the most vulnerable young people in the Borough. 


In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance, including a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays.

In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops, and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities is also offered.

Indicative Recruitment Timelines:

  • Closing Date: 11:59pm on Sunday 20th December 2020
  • Shortlisting Date: Week commencing 21st December 2020
  • Interview Date: Week commencing 7th January 2021

Useful Information

Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change. The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Equality Statement

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.

We are pleased to be Disability Confident employer.

Important Information

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

How to apply?

To be considered for interview your CV and supporting statement must highlight your knowledge, skills and experience listed in attached Job Profile located at the bottom of the advert.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Beth Kelly by email beth.kelly@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk

£33,543 to £43,887 per annum