Deadline for applications: 4.00pm on Monday 27 September
Salary: £26,000-£28,000 (inc. London Weighting of £2,000 if applicable) dependent on experience
Benefits: Pension, 25 days annual leave
Reports to: Director of Education & Training
Based in: London office. (We are willing to consider remote working within the UK, with regular in-person meetings in London, for the right person)
Why this role is important – and why you’ll make a difference doing it
HOPE not hate is the UK’s leading anti-fascist organisation. Over the last five years, we have grown steadily, with our research and intelligence work exposing and undermining the far right, even foiling a murder plot, and our community engagement providing expertise to vulnerable communities and our work in schools growing exponentially to teach young people to recognise and challenge prejudice and hate.
Our research and education work have highlighted a worrying increase in radicalisation to violent far right groups during the pandemic, and in particular a growing trend in extreme, violent misogyny. That’s why we are creating a deradicalisation programme to address the growing numbers of young people drawn to far right extremism. This new programme will work closely with our existing Education Team and we are now looking to recruit an experienced case worker.
We are looking for a dedicated caseworker, ideally with a background in youth and gang work, to whom our team can refer individuals, to help them on their journey away from the far-right.
You will receive specialist training from our research and intelligence teams on far-right ideologies and radicalisation tactics, ensuring that your support work is equipped with the latest information and trends.
We are looking for someone who is passionate about working with, often young, individuals who can frequently have complex individual needs and vulnerabilities; and to offer them expert guidance towards the correct support they need.
If you’re passionate about challenging the far right and building hope in communities, and would like to use your social work expertise to help young people live in a world free of hate, we want to hear from you.
What you’ll be doing in this role
Working as a member of our Education and Training team, this role includes:
- Interacting online with (mostly young) people who have varying levels of involvement in the far right and are beginning to question far right ideology and view points
- Working online and offline with young people who are actively seeking help to disassociate themselves from the far right
- Building confidence and life skills with young people, including those with SEND backgrounds
- Consulting with a freelance psychologist in confidence to discuss individuals and their needs
- Recognising when a referral to a specialist support service is necessary and facilitating that
- Working with the HNH research team to explore emerging ideas and trends impacting those who are vulnerable to far right radicalisation
What we think you’ll need to be able to do the job
We expect applicants to show a range of experiences:
- Experience of working with SEND students
- Good understanding of mainstream social media platforms
- Excellent time management and organisational skills and the ability to manage your own workload
- Ability to remain calm and diffuse situations (in the light of job’s content and the opinions you will be exposed to)
- Ability to relate well to people in a variety of contexts
- Understanding of and ability to recognise discrimination in its many forms
- Commitment to equal opportunities and safeguarding
- 100% commitment to HOPE not hate’s values and objectives
- a self-starting, communicative and organised personality, ready to help HOPE not hate thrive and grow
Additionally, we would like (but not expect) applicants to have a:
- Good understanding of contemporary thoughts around discrimination and equality
- Desire to improve knowledge and understanding of the issues HNH campaign on
- Knowledge of Prevent agenda and British Values curriculum
- Willingness to stay abreast of national developments in education and contribute to developing resources and pedagogy to reflect the changing landscape
You will have the emotional resilience to work in a field that can involve challenging content; good judgement and prioritisation skills, and the confidence and ability to work under pressure and reduced timescales. You will be comfortable working in an environment that requires discretion.
We believe that our work will be at its best if it is created by people with a range of backgrounds and experiences. We are keen to interview people who will add diversity to our team. We are an antifascist organisation, which strives to be an effective ally in the wider fight against racism and inequity.
All applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.
APPLY FOR THIS ROLE
To apply, you’ll need to answer four questions. Firstly, set out your most recent professional roles, and then answer the other questions to show us how you meet the criteria for this role. Each answer has a character limit of 2,000 characters.
- Please list the jobs you have done over the last five years, listing the organisation, your title and a brief summary of your responsibilities
- Please tell us about how your professional experience would enable you to do the role, outlining how you feel ready to take on the responsibilities outlined
- What do you think are the key challenges facing teenagers across Britain today?
- When have you developed a significant bond with a person in your current or previous roles? How did this help you in your role, and what impact did it have on the other person?
We ask all our applicants to fill in a diversity monitoring questionnaire available to download here.
Then just send your completed answers together with the monitoring form to [email protected] with the subject line “Deradicalisation Role – Application’. The deadline for applications is Monday 27th September at 4.00pm
If you would like to chat to someone about whether the role is a good match for you, please also email [email protected], and we can set up a time for a call.