Vacancies

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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.

 

Invitation to tender: External evaluation for Women in Prison’s “Health Matters” project

Funded by the Big Lottery under the Women and Girls Initiative, “Health Matters” is a new three-year project set up to support women in the criminal justice system around their health.  Through our practical service delivery, we aim to affect longer-term systems change for vulnerable women in relation to health and well-being.

We are looking for an external evaluator to add an additional level of monitoring to our existing systems as the project progresses and to provide in-depth analysis and reflection of the project outcomes at the end of this the project. The successful candidate would need some knowledge and understanding of the issues facing women in the criminal justice system.

The evaluation budget is £17,000 (to cover the period Spring 2017 - Autumn 2019)

Deadline for receipt of tenders:  9 am Tuesday 7 March 2017

Interviews will be held at WIP’s offices in London on 21 and 22 March 2017

To apply: Please download full document and return to recruitment@womeninprison.org.uk

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.

 

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

We have the following vacancy:

  • 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 marynik@btinternet.com

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 (yroberts@me.com).

 

 

  • Volunteer Counsellor / Psychotherapist Placement

Based in WIP's Head Office (Islington, London)

Role Description:

  • Provide individual counselling sessions for clients referred to the counselling service assessed by the WIP Counsellor.
  • Commit to 5 hours a week, one day a week for counselling, administration and clinical supervision and occasionally training and development meetings.
  • Work accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy.
  • Work in accordance with WIP’s policies and procedures regarding confidentiality, safeguarding, equal opportunities, health and safety and other relevant policies and procedures.
  • Maintain notes and records as required by WIP Counselling Service including CORE outcome monitoring.
  • Attend and participate in regular clinical supervision with the WIP Counsellor.

Person Specification:

  • Be in at least the second year of a recognised counselling/psychotherapy/counselling psychology training programme with an existential-phenomenological, person-centred/humanistic , or integrative core model
  • Have previous experience of providing  individual counselling/therapy (around 80-100 supervised hours)
  • Have experience of working with clients experiencing  a range of psychological and emotional difficulties
  • Have an awareness of and an interest in the difficulties experienced by women affected by the criminal justice system
  • Be able to build and maintain relationships with vulnerable people
  • Have an understanding of the significance of boundaries in therapeutic work
  • Have undertaken at least 50 hours of own personal therapy and be currently in personal therapy
  • Have own professional indemnity insurance and membership of appropriate professional organisations

To apply please download the Volunteer Counsellor Application Pack and complete the application form and equal opportunities policy and return to Kinnari Kansara, Counsellor, Kinnari@womeninprison.org.uk or post to Thyme Domestic and Sexual Violence Project, Unit 10, The Ivories, 6, Northampton Street, N1. 2HY.

Closing date for applications: WIP has a rolling recruitment process for this post throughout the year. We shortlist at regular intervals and your application will be kept on file until the next recruitment round.

For further information, please contact:  Kinnari Kansara, Counsellor:  Kinnari@womeninprison.org.uk

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.

 

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VOLUNTEERING AT WIP

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!