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Discrimination and Hate Crime Caseworker Vacancy

Make a difference by joining our Team!  We are looking for a Discrimination and Hate Crime Caseworker who has a keen interest in issues related to equality and discrimination.

About EQuIP:

The Equality and Inclusion Partnership (EQuIP) is a leading equality charity based in Warwickshire, dedicated to advancing equal opportunities, promoting diversity, and combating discrimination. We work collaboratively with communities, stakeholders, and partners to address the challenges faced by diverse and underrepresented groups.

Why Join Us?

Impactful Work: Make a real difference in the lives of diverse communities across Warwickshire. Office base is in Rugby, however the postholder will be required to work and travel to all parts of Warwickshire.

Competitive Salary: Earn £29,269 per annum for 37.5 hours per week. Fixed-term for 12 months, with potential for extension.

Flexible Working: Embrace the opportunity for part-time hours or job sharing, allowing you to find the perfect work-life balance.

Collaborative Environment: Work with passionate professionals committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.

Professional Growth: Enhance your skills and knowledge through ongoing training and capacity-building initiatives.

Job Overview:

The Discrimination and Hate Caseworker will provide high quality advice, dealing with cases from our core service right through to representing EQuIP at external partnership meetings and by delivering training to relevant groups and stakeholders. This role would suit an experienced caseworker or someone with a law degree and someone with a keen interest in issues related to equality and discrimination. We have a reputation for developing careers and will work with you to become self supervising, if you are not already working at this level.

Key Responsibilities:

Advise and assist clients with discrimination and hate casework through appointments, surgeries, and telephone advice.

Advise on initial aspects of discrimination in employment, accessing goods and services, education, health, etc.

Properly manage casework, including maintaining records, updating monitoring systems, and producing reports.

Lead the coordination and implementation of professional accreditation for the casework service.

Stay updated with current legislation, case law, and policy related to equalities, discrimination, and employment, advising EQuIP of any implications.

Organise and coordinate multi-agency forums on discrimination and hate crime.

Support the CEO in attending Hate Crime Partnership meetings and contribute to all partnership activities.

Promote and facilitate community links and partnerships with residents, community groups, and statutory agencies.

Deliver training on hate crime awareness, equalities legislation, discrimination, PSED, and EIAs.

Assist in exploring, assessing, and accessing funding opportunities for EQuIP.

Commit to continued professional development.

Conduct monitoring and evaluation, including trend reports and gap analyses, for team meetings, the CEO, EQuIP Board, and relevant funders.

What We're Looking For:

·         Relevant qualifications and/or experience.

·         Demonstrable experience in case work, advice support, equalities, or related fields.

·         Knowledge of equality legislation, discrimination, and best practices.

·         Strong commitment to promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion.

·         Proven ability in networking and relationship-building.

·         Excellent communication and ICT skills.

·         Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

·         Flexibility to adapt to changing demands and work outside of normal working hours, where required.

·         Ability to travel effectively within Warwickshire.

How to Apply:

Ready to Make a Difference?

Submit your cover letter, outlining your suitability for the role and how you meet the criteria in the job description, along with your CV to claire@equipequality.org.uk by 26th July 2024.

Please include "Discrimination and Hate Caseworker Application" in the subject line.

EQuIP is an equal opportunity employer, encouraging applications from candidates of all backgrounds and experiences.

Visit our resources page for a full job description.  For an informal chat about this role, please call Junaid Hussain on 07917 034 207.

 

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