Tuesday 12th February 2019

Hate Crime Discrimination Caseworker Vacancy

Part-time 28.5 hours per week

Fixed Term Contract April – December 2019

Salary Scale 20-22 £19,430 – £20,661 pro-rata (based on experience)

Annual Leave – 25 days + Bank Holidays pro – rata

Citizens Advice Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole are looking for a Discrimination Caseworker to provide specialist discrimination advice, support and guidance to victims and their families. You will report to the Hate Crime Project Co-ordinator. This project is funded by the Home Office.

The aim of the project is to develop a consistent approach of services provided to victims of hate crime through training to frontline workers, improving knowledge and understanding surrounding hate crimes and the impact on the individual and the local community, ensuring victims, their families and frontline workers are clear on the process and the support available.

We hope that through the project the communities of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole will be clear about what is considered extremist behaviour, discriminatory or a hate crime so everyone can encourage individuals and communities to challenge intolerance, hatred and prejudice.

We will do this through the training, developing and improving the Prejudice Free Dorset Network and providing specialist discrimination advice, support and guidance to victims and their families.

You will have a proven record in Discrimination advice and/or casework and a sound understanding of discrimination, hate crime and extremism and the effect on victims and the support that is needed. Experience of working with one or more diverse communities is essential. Commitment to complete Citizens Advice Adviser training if not already completed.

If you would like further information please contact Donna Martin, Head of Service Delivery or email donna.martin@citabournemouthpoole.co.uk

Closing Date –20th February 9am

Interviews – 26th February

Start date 01/04/2019

Friday 8th February 2019

The Hate Crime Project is up and running now. We are engaging with ‘Prejudice Free Dorset’ partners to help raise awareness about our project through:

  • distribution of our leaflets and posters
  • sharing of our social media platforms
  • and signposting us to relevant colleagues

We have had our first Youth Empowerment event at the Henry Brown youth club and we have also scheduled:

  • Community Engagement event at Bournemouth Library 20.3.2019 10-4pm
  • Community Engagement event at the Eco hub, Poole Dolphin Centre 5.3.2019 10-4pm
  • Community champions event. date TBC