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ReRoute Practitioner (3 roles)         

Fixed term or secondment (18 months)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a skilled practitioner who is passionate and committed to working with young people to reduce the risk of serious violence and to support making young people feel safer and protected within their communities and able to reach their full potential.

This fantastic opportunity will see the successful applicant join us within the Essex Violence and Vulnerability Unit as a ReRoute Practitioner.

This role will require the postholder to travel across Essex and meet young people in their own environments and educational settings, as well as some office based work within various partnership organisation offices e.g. Kelvedon Park, Kelvedon and Essex Police HQ, Chelmsford.

This role may include some unsocial hours working to meet the needs of young people. Within this role you will manage a caseload of young people up to the age of 25.

The role

We are looking to employ up to three individuals on either a fixed term contract or secondment for 18 months at £30,783 a year. The successful individuals will work within a multidisciplinary approach to reducing youth violence in Essex as part of the VVU across Essex.

Reroute practitioners work to reduce violence by young people and young adults, working closely with family, schools and partner agencies to address key factors in their lives which can be affected to change the propensity for future offending.

The ReRoute role is focused on working within the post arrest space using a combination of strengths based and non-criminogenic intervention, engaging with young people post arrest and increasing the intervention available at this stage.

What we offer:

  • Starting salary of £30,783, offering incremental increase with the salary band, therefore the salary can rise to £32,772 (the top of the band), in addition to any agreed pay awards (pro rata for part time).
  • 23 days annual leave per year (pro rata for part time) increasing with service.
  • A flexible workforce
  • Unique working environment supporting the delivery of a partnership approach to addressing and preventing serious violence
  • Enrolment into Local Government Pensions Scheme
  • This role is with the multi-agency Violence and Vulnerability Unit (VVU), as part of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (PFCC). The VVU offers agile working which allows some flexibility in terms of work arrangements. Due to the operational nature of this role, it is predominantly a peripatetic role with some office based work. It will involve significant travel across Essex.

What we are looking for:

These opportunities would suit highly motivated and dynamic individuals who can bring their wide experience to addressing serious violence and its causes across the county of Essex. Essex is one of twenty areas that have secured funding from the Home Office to develop a Violence Reduction Unit (VRU). Our work includes capacity building, interventions with identified at risk children and young people and piloting innovative approaches.

The Essex VRU (known as the Violence & Vulnerability Unit) and Essex Violence & Vulnerability (V&V) Partnership – has been established to collaborate across organisational boundaries, to reduce the volume of serious violence in Essex, in relation to gangs, county lines, and knife crime.

This programme of work is overseen by the Essex V&V leadership group chaired by the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex. The post holder should be able to demonstrate extensive experience in successfully delivering high quality input to programmes of work which are directly delivered to young people and children. A flexible approach to engaging and motivating the young person in the identified interventions with a focus on persistence to support the young person in recognizing the value of positive engagement.

Skills and Experiences (please provide evidence when applying)

  • Educated to degree level
  • Experience of working with complex children/young people or young adults preferably within a criminal justice/care setting with an understanding of the issues that affect young people and children.
  • Ability to work on own initiative; manage competing demands when under pressure. communication skills and IT literate to ensure high quality recording on Violence and Vulnerability case management system.

The key information

  • Closing date Thursday 4 January 2024
  • Working around Essex including some office-based work (e.g Kelvedon Park, Police HQ)
  • Monday – Friday, with the possibility of some evening and weekend work
  • Salary £30,783

For more information and to apply

For further enquires relating to this opportunity please contact Samantha Grant, Violence & Vulnerability Project Manager, Essex Violence & Vulnerability Unit (VVU) [email protected] or Kirsty Gibbons, Policy Development Lead, VVU [email protected]


To access the full role profile and application please visit Violence & Vulnerability ReRoute Practitioner (Kelvedon Park) (