Staff & Volunteers


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.Please look out for future volunteering opportunities on our vacancies page and on our twitter.   

Please note WIP voluntary positions are 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 with direct experience of the criminal justice system.                  


Women in Prison is a national charity with over 50 full- and part-time frontline support staff providing gender-specialist expertise for women affected by the criminal justice system and campaigning for change. Staff are based at our office in Stockwell and our women centres: WomenMATTA in Manchester, the Beth Centre in Lambeth and the Women's Support Centre in Woking.

WIP operates holistically and our frontline team are trained to support women across the broad range of barriers and difficulties they may face, including:

  • Mental Health
  • Complex needs
  • Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • Substance Misuse
  • Housing
  • Debt, Finance & Benefits
  • Parenting support
  • Education, Training & Employment

Key Contacts:

Women in Prison CEO

Dr Kate Paradine, Chief Executive. Kate has led various change initiatives in the public and charity sectors  on issues including domestic abuse, child abuse, substance misuse and mental ill health including publishing national policy and strategy documents. She led the project to transfer staff and services from the National Policing Improvement Agency to the College of Policing and was previously National Quality Lead at CRI and lecturer in the Faculty of Law, University of Southampton (including leading the Law and Discrimination course). Kate has been chair of trustees for a group of women’s refuges and trustee for national theatre company Clean Break.

t. 07823 412 090

Elisha Augustin, Head of National Service Delivery

t. 020 7359 6674

Kate Fraser, Northern Services Manager

t. 0161 232 1778   

Hannah Morowa, WomenMATTA Manager           

t. 0161 232 1778   

Catherine Alborough, Beth Centre Manager

t. 0203 8692 170

Carole Appleby, Women's Support Centre (Surrey) Manager

t. 01483 726 621 

Claire Cain, Policy & Campaigns Manager

t. 0207 359 6674      

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