Outreach Development Worker

We’re looking for someone passionate about empowering communities to join the team as an Outreach Development Worker.

Hours 37.5 hours per week
Salary £25,229 gross per annum
Contract Full-time - Temporary
Notes A full driving license is necessary as this role requires frequent travel to remote areas.


If you’ve got a passion for human rights, equality and justice, this might just be the role for you. As an Outreach Development Worker, you’ll be raising awareness of hate crime, forging new links—and nurturing established ones—with communities, organisations, and statutory agencies. You’ll also be delivering training and education sessions.

This role is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and builds on our Every Victim Matters hate crime casework service across Somerset which has been delivered since 2016. You will be offering a community outreach and development resource which will work in 4 ways:

  1. Create a cross community, voluntary Ally-ship Network of community and agency representatives, skilling them up via a training program and providing regular support to enable them to become SARI hate crime Allies. The role will also research, connect with and build a directory of equalities community services and contacts for Somerset. 
  2. Support agencies to respond to hate more effectively in the first instance, through specialist training.
  3. Promote knowledge and awareness of SARI and how we can support victims and agencies via presence at appropriate fora so that hate crime is higher up the agenda and to develop a best practice response. 
  4. Empower school staff and governors to recognise and respond to hate crime (using ‘twilight sessions’, which take place outside the school day).

As an Outreach Development Worker, high-level organisational, written, IT, presentation, and interpersonal skills are essential. You’ll also be good at coordinating meetings, and developing good relationships with other agencies. You may have to work outside of hours at community events on evenings or weekends, but you’ll get your time back when you do.


  • 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) rising by an additional day for each year of service to a maximum of 30 days
  • Hybrid working
  • Flexible working
  • External group supervision
  • External 1-to-1 trauma-informed supervision


Take a look at the job description and person specification, then fill out the short form below.

If you’d like more information, or have any questions, just get in touch.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 28th May 2024 at 9am.

SARI is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity in our employment and service provision.