We are seeking a passionate and committed person to join Merton CIL as a Disability Hate Crime Caseworker!


We are seeking a passionate and committed person to join Merton Centre for Independent Living as a Disability Hate Crime Caseworker. Merton CIL is a values-based, user-led charity which supports Deaf and Disabled People in the London Borough of Merton to live independently, challenge discrimination and achieve change locally.

Disability Hate Crime is on the increase so this is a crucial role to support victims across Merton. These are often complex and sensitive cases so some experience in providing dedicated advocacy support to high-risk individuals is preferred as well as supporting outreach programmes. The purpose of the role is to lead a programme of preventative and supportive work around Disability Hate Crime (DHC), ensuring that Deaf and Disabled people in Merton report DHC and are supported to address issues resulting from this crime.


Merton CIL is committed to equality, diversity and reflecting the communities we serve. We particularly welcome applications from Deaf or Disabled people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. People who live with a long-term health condition who may not consider themselves as Disabled are also particularly welcomed. 


This post is for 35 hours per week until 31/03/2022, with the possibility of extension, dependent on funding. Job sharing will be considered. Starting salary is between £25,500 and £27,800 dependant upon experience.


Closing date for applications EXTENDED: 11.00pm Thursday 29th April 2021.


Interviews will take place during the week commencing Monday 3 May 2021 via Zoom.


Candidates invited to interview will be informed by 5pm on Friday 30th April 2021.


Start date: 17th May 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. 


You can download the application pack below, or info@mertoncil.org.uk

Disability Hate Crime Caseworker Person Specification & Job Description

Application Form 2021

Monitoring Form


Please email completed application form and personal details for to info@mertoncil.org.uk


This role is funded by MOPAC.