Vacancies

Do you have a commitment to working within a women-centred service and to making a difference to women’s lives?

Women in Prison (WIP) is a unique national charity providing support, advice and guidance to women affected by the criminal justice system and campaigning to prevent the harm caused to women, their families and our communities by imprisonment.

We currently have the following vacancies:

​Trustee - Fundraising Specialist

Established in 1983 by Chris Tchaikovsky, a former prisoner, Women in Prison (WIP) is a national charity dedicated to making a difference to the lives of women affected by the criminal justice system by providing holistic, women-centred support in order to enable them to meet their resettlement, education and training needs and reduce the risk of re-offending. We also educate the public and policy makers about women in contact with the criminal justice system, to promote alternatives to custody and provide a platform for the voices of women with experience of the criminal justice system. Our vision is of a system in which only a minority of women convicted of serious and violent offences are kept in small custodial units closer to home and the vast majority serve their sentence in the community.   WIP fights for a society in which the abuse, marginalisation and poverty that is at the root of so much of women's offending is addressed, tackling some of the drivers that bring many women into contact with the criminal justice system. WIP has three women’s centres in Woking, Manchester and London, as well as services in women's prisons with approximately 50 staff. Last year, over 4,600 women accessed our services.

We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic woman with a strong track record of High Value Donor, Major Donor or individual giving fundraising experience to join the Trustee Board. This person will lead on the charity’s efforts to engage major donors, build a network of individual high net worth supports and convert growing public support (WIP has 12.6K followers on Twitter) into financial support, with the aim of raising unrestricted funding. The successful applicant will therefore need to have time to spare between the bi-monthly trustee meetings to lead on this work, liaise with WIP staff and attend occasional meetings at WIP’s London office.

Black and minority ethnic women are particularly encouraged to apply, and we would welcome applications from women with direct experience of the criminal justice system. Women only need apply (this role is exempt under the Equality Act 2010 pursuant to Schedule 9, Part 1).

To apply please send a CV and a covering letter, explaining your interest in/what you would bring to the role to Jo Ryan, Vice Chair of Trustees (jo@thebrightideaspartnership.co.uk) by Friday 15th June 2018.


 

Project Worker

Women’s Support Centre (Surrey)

£21, 786 per annum, pro rata (14 hour week)

We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join the team at the Women’s Support Centre (WSC) in Woking and provide 1:1 support for our clients, help facilitate our ‘drop-in’, and help facilitate other groups run at the WSC. The Project Worker will develop strong working relationships with women and will formulate and deliver support plans to address their needs. The Project Worker will also design and facilitate groups and help manage our ‘drop-in’ service. You will need experience of working with complex individuals, facilitating groups, case management, and assessment skills. We are looking for someone who works well within a team and is hard-working, creative, experienced, and enthusiastic.

If you have any questions about this post, please contact Frederika Lorie on 07714076939.

Please click here to download the Project Worker Application Pack. Please return all completed forms to recruitment@womeninprison.org.uk.

Closing date for all applications:                Wednesday 20th June 2018, 9am.

Interview Week Beginning:                       TBC

WIP offers a generous remuneration package including a pension scheme and 25 days annual leave (pro rata), an additional 3 days to be taken between Christmas and New Year, plus public holidays.

Applications are particularly encouraged from women with direct experience of the criminal justice system and from women who are from Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups.

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

 

 

Head of Finance and Governance

Head office (Stockwell) – London

£40,000 pro-rata (21 hours per week)

Would you like to work for a national organisation that campaigns for change, provides a platform for the voices of women in the criminal justice system and plays a leading role in providing support services for women in prison and in the community? If so, then the part time roles of Head of Finance & Governance or Head of National Service Delivery at Women in Prison may be the perfect job for you.

This is a brilliant opportunity to join Women in Prison as we launch a fresh structure and strategic plan and expand our services in London. There has never been a more challenging and exciting time to join us. There is cross-party agreement that there are far too many women in prison and that a ‘whole system’ approach to tackling the root causes of offending in our communities is necessary. Women in Prison intends to play a central role in creating the new system that is so desperately needed.

If you are interested in this opportunity – review the job descriptions to see if you have got what it takes for one of these leading roles in Women in Prison.

To apply, please click here to download the application pack. Please return all completed forms to recruitment@womeninprison.org.uk.

Closing date for all applications: Midday Monday 2nd July

Shortlisted candidates will be informed by 5pm on Wednesday 4th July

Interviews will be held on Monday 9th July and Tuesday 10th of July

WIP offers a generous remuneration package including 25 days annual leave (pro rata), an additional 3 days to be taken between Christmas and New Year, plus public holidays.

Applications are particularly encouraged from women with direct experience of the criminal justice system and from women who are from Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups.

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

If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, please email Kate Paradine, CEO, kate.paradine@womeninprison.org.uk

 

Head of National Service Delivery

Head office (Stockwell) – London and some nationwide travel

£40,000 pro-rata (21 hours per week)

Would you like to work for a national organisation that campaigns for change, provides a platform for the voices of women in the criminal justice system and plays a leading role in providing support services for women in prison and in the community? If so, then the part time roles of Head of Finance & Governance or Head of National Service Delivery at Women in Prison may be the perfect job for you.

This is a brilliant opportunity to join Women in Prison as we launch a fresh structure and strategic plan and expand our services in London. There has never been a more challenging and exciting time to join us. There is cross-party agreement that there are far too many women in prison and that a ‘whole system’ approach to tackling the root causes of offending in our communities is necessary. Women in Prison intends to play a central role in creating the new system that is so desperately needed.

If you are interested in this opportunity – review the job descriptions to see if you have got what it takes for one of these leading roles in Women in Prison

To apply, please click here to download the application pack. Please return all completed forms to recruitment@womeninprison.org.uk.

Closing date for all applications: Midday Monday 2nd July

Shortlisted candidates will be informed by 5pm on Wednesday 4th July

Interviews will be held on Monday 9th July and Tuesday 10th of July

WIP offers a generous remuneration package including 25 days annual leave (pro rata), an additional 3 days to be taken between Christmas and New Year, plus public holidays.

Applications are particularly encouraged from women with direct experience of the criminal justice system and from women who are from Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups.

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

If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, please email Kate Paradine, CEO, kate.paradine@womeninprison.org.uk

 

EPIC Peer Mentor

Lambeth, London

3-4 hours per week

Voluntary position (on completion of training you will receive an accredited qualification)

The Beth Centre believes in the power of the peer to peer relationship.

EPICEnabling Positive Individual Change – is a peer mentoring scheme provided to women within the boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham, Croydon, Wandsworth and Sutton.  Peer Mentors provide support to women who are currently involved or at risk of becoming involved with the criminal justice system, by providing person centred support.

You could be an EPIC Peer Mentor, if you are a woman who has experienced the Criminal Justice System at some point in your life, commit to a training programme while working towards an accredited qualification and would like your own experiences to have a positive impact on empowering women currently involved in the criminal justice system.  If you live in the borough of Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham or Croydon and you have been free from offending and substance/alcohol addiction for at least 6 months, you would be a perfect candidate.

To apply please download the EPIC role description, application form and equal opportunities form and return to Peer Mentor and Volunteer Coordinator Fiona Shaw on fiona@womeninprison.org.uk or post to The Beth Centre, Hudson House, 1 Stockwell Green, SW9 9JF

Interviews: Will take place on a rolling basis.

Start date: Dependent upon training slot availability

You do NOT need any previous experience of volunteering.

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