Gangs and Exploitation Outreach Worker

Job Details


To deliver Hammersmith & Fulham’s approach to supporting young people out of gangs, violence and exploitation. This will involve a significant amount of joint working to ensure that Hammersmith & Fulham establishes and delivers early intervention approaches, case management and bringing about reductions in the number of young people involved in violent incidents. Work with other departments within the council, police and other strategic partners will be a key part of the role.

To provide high-quality delivery and co-ordination of outreach, which is focused on the informal education, personal and social development for young people living in the locality with the aim of reducing the involvement and impact of gang activity.


1. Hold a caseload of young people and be responsible for providing each young person with support and assistance in engaging with a variety of important interventions with a focus on early intervention and preventative measures in relation to gangs, violence and exploitation.

2. Assist with the identification of young people who are at risk of becoming involved in gangs, violence and exploitation and the devising of intervention plans to help them move positively onward in their lives.

3. Provide targeted interventions to high-risk young people to prevent them from joining gangs and/or support them in exiting gangs and curtail and stop (re)offending.

4. Assist those young people identified to access and sustain engagement with support services, positive activities, education, employment and training.

5. Assist young people to become linked in with services when making the transition from youth to adult services.

6. To liaise with other key partners within the Gangs Unit – the police, ASB Unit and analyst in the sharing of information.

7. Provide information and advice to professionals and key stakeholders about the resources and services available to young people in LBHF in relation to youth violence and associated issues such as substance misuse and mental health.

8. The post holder will ensure that their work gives due regard and commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people engaged with the service. The Post holder will undertake regular Child Protection and Safeguarding training, as deemed necessary for this role and use relevant case management toolkits.

9. To carry out thorough assessments in order to create intervention plans that are tailored to each young person’s specific needs.

10. To deliver services in partnership with colleagues from the Youth OffendingService, Children’s Services, Probation, Police and the Voluntary and Community Sector and any other necessary service or team

11. To plan and deliver structured programmes and projects to address risk factors that relate to young people becoming involved in gangs, violence and exploitation in line with local and national strategies.

12. To provide an immediate response to engage young people identified by the partnership as being at risk by offering enhanced and intensive support in partnership with other relevant services.

13. To contribute to the development and strategy of the Gangs Unit.

14. To attend relevant meetings for young people.

15. To contribute to the management of the risk of any offenders

Pay rate: £29.94 per hour umbrella

Three to six months contract with view to extend or make permanent