Development Practitioner (Harmful Sexual Behaviour)

Safer London
Grade C point 1 £31,350 to point 5 £37,950 Grade C point 1 £33,545 to point 5 £40,605
Closing date
9 Sep 2022

Development Practitioner (Harmful Sexual Behaviour)

Location: Face to face delivery pan London, agile working for all other duties, office location Southwark

Reports to: Service Manager

Contract: Permanent subject to funding

Hours of work: 35 hours per week

Salary: Grade C point 1 £31,350 to point 5 £37,950. Grade C point 1 £33,545 to point 5 £40,605 (from 1st September)

About Safer London

Safer London is a leading charity working with young Londoners and their families affected by violence and exploitation. We believe that all young Londoners can have a positive and productive future.

Whatever their history, when a child or young person comes to Safer London, they are just that – a child or a young person. By working alongside young Londoners, their families and peers, as well as the places where they spend their time, we can create a safe London not just for them – but everyone.

About the role

We are looking for a motivated, driven Development Practitioner (Harmful Sexual Behaviour) to deliver outreach support to boys and young men across Barking and Dagenham. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to play an integral role in improving the lives of young Londoners, their families, peers, and communities.

Core responsibilities of the role are, but not limited to:


  • Delivering effective and appropriate harmful sexual behaviour services to boys and young men in line with the Safer London model of work ensuring that young Londoners receive the required support to meet their individual assessed needs by completing AIM3 Informed Assessments.
  • Undertake high quality case recording in line with the highest standards and best practice principles.
  • Working with professionals in partner agencies to facilitate the successful introduction and embedding of the Safer London harmful sexual behaviour model of work into their organisations; to enable increased access to support for more boys and young men than we could reach alone.
  • Train and upskill practitioners within the local authority to support boys and young men displaying harmful sexual behaviour.
  • Make appropriate onward referrals, signposting children, and young people to support services and positive activities.
  • Leading on the dissemination of learning by engaging with the evaluation process, supporting the delivery of learning events and reflection spaces and providing peer support to partner colleagues.
  • Contributing to the reporting around the service both internally and externally, this may include undertaking on occasions presentations and leading learning events.
  • Work creatively with colleagues to generate project resources and materials as required.
  • Act at all times in line with safeguarding legislation and guidance, as well as Safer London’s processes and wider pan London processes and protocols.
  • Undertake any other duties as required and commensurate with the level of this post.

If you are committed, resilient and ambitious Development Practitioner (Harmful Sexual Behaviour) and believe you have what it takes to help us to improve the safety of young Londoners and their families then please apply.

Additional Information

We are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and we expect anyone who works and volunteers with us to share this commitment.

We request an Enhanced DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) check as part of the recruitment process.

At Safer London we value diversity and we’re committed to creating an inclusive culture. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. We know that in order to make London a safer place for the young people that live here, we need a diverse range of perspectives, experience, and knowledge.

Our Benefits Package

Safer London continually reviews its pay and offers generous benefits:

  • Safer London is an agile working organisation. This means you have flexibility to work across different locations e.g. from home, our current office premises (Southwark) and community locations (café/co-working spaces) when you are not delivering face to face work in the community.
  • Our Flexible Working Policy allows requests from day 1.
  • Pension Scheme
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Mental Health Free Helpline
  • Death in Service Benefit
  • Acting up, additional responsibilities and student supervisor roles provide opportunities to develop and progress your career. Recognised by additional pay.
  • Holiday Allowance - You will be entitled to 28 days holiday plus bank holidays and other statutory holidays, part time employees receive a pro-rata entitlement.
  • Annual leave linked to length of service - 3 years’ service 30 days and 5 years’ service 33 days, part time employees receive a pro-rata entitlement.

For more information, please see the Job Description attached at the bottom of the page.

To apply, please use the apply now button.

To apply please complete the online application and submit it by Sunday 18th September 2022. as part of the online application, you will be required to confirm you have read our Privacy and Cookie Policy and Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.

As an agile working organisation, shortlisting will take place on a rolling basis and the closing date is subject to change at any time. Interviews are currently taking place via video conference.

Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process or if you experience any technical issues when trying to access and/or complete the application through the online portal, please contact us via the “Contact us” section of our website.

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