Current Vacancies - Lambeth Council

Youth Offending Service - Prevention Officer

Job Group
Youth Offending
Salary (£)
Closing date for applications
17 December 2017

Job Summary

Prevention Officer PO1

Starting salary £32,802 pa rising in annual increments to £35,070 pa incl LW

About us

Building Brighter Futures for Young People in Lambeth

There has never been a better time to work in Lambeth Youth Offending Service.

We have an exciting programme of change taking place and we want your skills and experience to help us drive forward our ambitious plans for a service that puts children, young people and families at the heart of our practice.

We call our approach ‘Building Brighter Futures’ which makes a reality of ‘child first and offender second’ as advocated in the Taylor review of youth justice.

About the job

We are looking to recruit to a number of Prevention Officer vacancies within Lambeth's Youth Offending Service to work as part of a multi-agency team whose overall aim is to prevent the risk of offending and re-offending by young people.

These roles are critical in leading our work to deliver high quality practice and excellent outcomes for our young people. The Prevention Officer is responsible for providing case work support to young people and families with multiple needs. You will hold a caseload of young people subject to triage interventions. The work will involve undertaking assessments and putting in place brief targeted interventions aimed at linking young people and their families into universal services in order to divert them from the Youth Justice System.

You will use your skills, knowledge and experience to contribute to the development of new programmes and projects using evidence-based practice.

We are looking for highly motivated, optimistic and confident professionals to join our freshly re-designed service that puts our resources where they will have the most impact.

About our offer

• Competitive salary

• A comprehensive induction and workforce development programme

designed around the ‘Building Brighter Futures’ approach to practice

• Ongoing training incorporating methods and thinking such as systemic and trauma based approaches

• Regular quality supervision and clinical supervision providing high challenge and support

• Focused leadership and management to deliver a high performing service

• A Building Brighter Futures Practice Framework that provides clear guidance for staff including streamlined and refreshed policies and procedures.

• Supportive partnership arrangements that help you deliver excellent outcomes for children and families

About you

• Your energy and commitment to rise to the challenges faced by young people in an inner-city area

• Your willingness to embrace our approach and learn with us as we develop innovative ways of working

• Your belief in the potential of young people and families to achieve their aspirations and contribute to the development of the service

• Your skills and ideas as active contributors to achieving our objectives

Join us NOW so that together we are ‘Building Brighter Futures’

The closing date for receiving the completed application forms is Sunday 17 December 2017.


Successful candidates will be asked to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure Barring Service. Further information about the Disclosure can be found at

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Please apply online or via the Redeployment Team, if applicable.
CVs will not be considered.

It is essential that your written application gives evidence or examples of your proven experience in each of the criteria marked as “Application(A)”. Evidence of other areas will be sought at interview and/or test, as highlighted.

Contact email: including the job reference number CDS0236 in the subject line of your email.

Lambeth is committed to Safer Recruitment and aims for quality services and equal opportunities for all.

For more information, please click on the job description link below.

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