Women in Prison (WIP) is a unique, women-only organisation that provides gender-specialist support to women affected by the criminal justice system and campaigns for systems change.


We have the following vacancy:

Project Worker



£21,786.00 per annum, pro rata, fixed term contract until 31st December 17

This role will involve assertive outreach and one-to-one support to women involved in, or at risk of being involved in, the criminal justice system, including at point of arrest, women serving community orders, women being released from prison and women ‘at risk of’ offending, from Women in Prison’s Manchester office and other community locations. Responsive to the individual needs of women, you will develop individual support plans that address their mental health, housing, domestic violence, substance misuse, financial and other identified needs.  You will also develop and facilitate drop-ins and workshops that will enable women to build self-confidence/self-esteem and learn new life skills.  With extensive experience of supporting vulnerable women with a range of complex needs, you will also have experience of undertaking detailed needs/risk assessments and an NVQ3 in social care (or equivalent).

To download application pack:

Please see attached documents or email:

Closing date for all applications: Wednesday 29th March 2017

Interviews to be held: Tuesday 4th April 2017

This post is restricted to women only as a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9 Paragraph Equality Act 2010

WIP strongly encourages applications from women from minority ethnic groups and women affected by the criminal justice field.


  • Substance Misuse Worker
    Women’s Support Centre Woking Surrey.
    2 days per week

The Women’s Support Centre (part of Women in Prison) is a women-only, safe, comfortable space with expert support for women at risk of or affected by the criminal justice system living in Woking and Surrey. The Substance Misuse Worker will provide specialist substance misuse support to women in the form of advocacy, support and advice at the Women’s Centre, and in the community.

With extensive knowledge of working within the substance misuse field, substance misuse policy and legislation and how this impacts on women within the criminal justice system you will develop both individual and group based interventions with women, formulating support plans and facilitating groups.

You will need to demonstrate a commitment to working within a women centred service and to making a differences to vulnerable women’s' lives.

To apply download the Substance Misuse Worker Application Pack complete the application form and return to or post to Rikki Pite, Women in Prison, Unit 10, the Ivories, 6 Northampton St, N1 2HY


*This post is restricted to women only as a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9 paragraph 1, Equality Act 2010

If you would like an informal discussion about this role please contact Centre co-ordinator Sarah Steel 01483 726621


  • Trustees

We are seeking a number of highly motivated and enthusiastic women to join our Trustee Board.  Black, Asian and minority ethnic women are particularly encouraged to apply, and we would welcome applications from women with direct experience of the criminal justice system.  We need someone with extensive financial experience (including an appropriate financial qualification) to deputise for, and directly support, our Treasurer.  We also need someone with recent HR experience and someone skilled in social media. To successfully undertake the role of Trustee, the successful applicants will need to have time to  spare between the bi-monthly trustee meetings to attend occasional meetings at WIP's South London office.

Women only need apply (these roles are exempt under the Equality Act 2010 pursuant to Schedule 9, Part 1).

For further information about these roles, contact Mary Pimm on

Salary: Voluntary, expenses paid

Closing Date: Friday March 17 2017

How to apply: After you have received further information, please send a CV and covering letter, explaining your interest in/what you would bring to the role to Yvonne Roberts, Chair of Trustees (


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We are so grateful for the commitment and time given by our amazing volunteers at WIP. Across the organisation volunteers support WIP staff with office and finance admin, running workshops, counselling and mentoring, fundraising, research and policy, campaigning and so much more!

We want to ensure that all our volunteers get as much out of the experience as they give to WIP and to do this we unfortunately do not have the capacity to offer opportunities immediately to everyone that contacts us.

We ask that everyone wishing to volunteer with us fills out an application form (below), which we will keep on file, and when an opportunity comes up we will get in touch. Volunteering at WIP may not be about a weekly commitment based in our office instead it could be about you running a one-off session to share a particular skill with women we support or helping to spread the word about the campaign by linking us in with another organisation you are involved in - so keep this in mind when completing the application form.

Please note that this position is restricted to women only as an occupational requirement under the Equality Act 2010

WIP strongly encourages applications from women from minority ethnic groups and women with direct experience of the criminal justice system.                  

DOWNLOAD AND COMPLETE: Volunteer Application Form  - (PDF version: Volunteer Application Form)

Thank you!