Team Leader

We’re looking for a diplomatic and determined individual to provide support and guidance to a small team of project workers.

Hours 37.5 per week
Salary £30,125 gross per annum
Contract Full-time - Permanent
Notes Full driving license is desirable.


Joining SARI (Stand Against Racism & Inequality) as a Team Leader means taking on a vital role in supervising operations and leading the delivery of hate crime and advocacy services. Your primary responsibility is ensuring that our project worker team operates in accordance with relevant policies and procedures while providing the full spectrum of hate crime services. This involves fostering positive relationships with partner agencies, ensuring legal compliance, and actively contributing to shaping the organisational culture to align with SARI’s mission and values.

Collaborating closely with the leadership and management team, you’ll oversee the day-to-day operations of SARI’s hate crime services, ensuring that performance management requirements are met to fulfill our organisational objectives. Additionally, you’ll manage a caseload of complex cases, offering expert guidance to achieve necessary outcomes while supporting the team in meeting performance targets.

The role of Team Leader also encompasses providing motivational supervisory support to maximise team engagement and commitment to organisational goals. By actively participating in team meetings and contributing to staff development, you’ll ensure that our teams stay informed about relevant legislation and best practices in service delivery.

A few of your responsibilities will include:

  • Supervising day-to-day operations and leading the delivery of hate crime and advocacy services.
  • Ensuring adherence to relevant policies, procedures, and quality assurance systems to foster continuous improvement within the organisation’s performance and development.
  • Nurturing positive relationships with partner agencies to promote best practice response to hate crime and incidents, as well as best-practice equality and diversity standards.
  • Managing a caseload of complex cases, providing expert input to achieve necessary outcomes.
  • Providing motivational supervisory support to maximise team engagement and commitment to organisational goals.
  • Overseeing staff induction, appraisal, and performance management processes to ensure staff meet key performance indicators.

A successful candidate is likely to have experience of:

  • Working effectively with individuals and agencies involved in hate crime prevention and advocacy.
  • Demonstrating leadership skills to motivate and empower staff to achieve organisational objectives.
  • Managing complex caseloads and providing expert guidance to achieve necessary outcomes.
  • Understanding legal requirements and driving excellence in operational policies and procedures.
  • Engaging in continuous improvement processes to enhance organisational performance and development.


  • 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) rising by an additional day for each year of service to a maximum of 30 days
  • Hybrid working
  • Flexible working
  • External group supervision
  • External 1-to-1 trauma-informed supervision


Have a closer look at the job description and person specification, then fill out the form below. For the application, we ask for a personal statement, of no more than 1000 words, outlining why you are the right candidate for this role. In your personal statement, please be sure to refer to the criteria in Job Description and Person Specification linked above. We will also ask you to upload your CV. 

The form cannot be saved as you go along, so we recommend getting these documents ready before beginning.

If you’d like more information, or have any questions, just get in touch.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 28th May 2024 at 9am.

SARI is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity in our employment and service provision.