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) are a unique national charity providing support, advice and guidance to women in prison or at risk of offending. We currently have the following vacancies:

Support Volunteer: Duty Engagement Administrator

Lambeth, London

4 – 12 hours per week (negotiable to fit your availability)

Voluntary position

The Beth Centre is a project run by Women in Prison (WIP).  It is a spearhead for future working within the criminal justice system. It provides Lambeth women who are either at risk of, or affected by, the criminal justice system, with a holistic set of support services from a safe, women only centre, centrally situated in the borough.

The main purpose of the role is to provide a welcoming, efficient and courteous service to service users. You will also be promoting and engage with service users for the purposes or referrals, signposting and initial assessments. This is a varied role which will have a direct impact on the women that we work with.

The ideal candidate will be able to commit for a minimum period of three months. Ideally, we are looking for a volunteer that can commit to a minimum of 3 half day shifts, but this is negotiable. Days and shifts can be arranged around your availability.

Office shift working hours will be Monday 9.30am - 1pm, Wednesday and Thursday all day 9.30am – 5pm and Friday 1.00pm – 5pm.

To apply please download the Volunteer Pack and complete the application form and equal opportunities monitoring form and return to fiona@womeninprison.org.uk. Or alternatively post to: Hudson House, 1 Stockwell Green, London, SW9 9JF.

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

Due to the sensitive nature of our work, a Disclosure and Barring Service check is required.

Interviews: Will take place on a rolling basis

Start date: As soon as possible (Flexible)

 

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 and Croydon.  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 Peer Mentor Application Pack and complete the 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.

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.

Interviews: Will take place on a rolling basis

Start date: Dependent upon training slot availability

 

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!