Criminal Justice & Hate Crime Advocate

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We have an exciting opportunity to join our award winning team. Leeds GATE are committed to supporting families to challenge injustice, access their rights and receive high quality advocacy and support around issues they may be experiencing. We are a small team (11) of committed individuals, many of whom have lived experience of the issues faced by Gypsies and Travellers. We are a living wage and mindful employer who are really committed to our staff's development. Working at Leeds GATE you will have many opportunities to progress in your field and be linked into a national network of organisations working around racial equality, severe disadvantage and systems change.

Why not join us in our mission to improve quality of life for Gypsies and Travellers?

The role will work to two objectives:

  1. To advocate on behalf of victims of hate crime. The role is part of the local delivery of a ground breaking national partnership led by GATE Herts, Report Racism GRT, to report, record and address hate crime to Gypsy, Traveller and Roma communities. The role provides 1-2-1 support to a caseload of individuals affected by hate crime, using excellent case management skills (engagement, empathy and empowerment). It also involves strategic objectives to raise awareness – including training, reports and data gathering.

  2. To pilot advocacy support to individuals and families affected by the Criminal Justice System including, 1-2-1 and group support to inmates at two West Yorkshire prisons and support to families with loved ones affected by the Criminal Justice system.

    The role will be part of our small and dedicated Services Team who work holistically to challenge injustice, improve wellbeing and help people to help themselves. The role will involve effective recording and evaluation, working with partner agencies, delivering workshops and outreach.

We are committed to safeguarding and follow safer recruitment processes including DBS checks and references.

Application pack documents, open documents in a new tab:
1. Job Description
2. Job Application
3. Recruitment Process
4. Leeds GATE Wellbeing Offer
5. Equality Monitoring Form

For an informal chat please contact Sharon:, 0113 2402444

Deadline: 25th October 2019
Interviews: 4th November 2019

Louie Stafford