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:‚Äč

Prison Link Worker

£21,786.00 per annum, full time (35 hours a week), fixed term until 31st March 2020

This role will involve providing advocacy, support, and advice services to women who are leaving HMP Styal and returning to Greater Manchester. You will create resettlement plans with women to address their multiple needs and enable them to engage with Post Sentence Supervision and Licence Requirements on release, and ensure they are linked in with their local GMWSA women’s centre.

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).

Please download application pack here

Please return all completed aplpications by email to

or by post to Sally Etchells, Unit 17, St Wilfrid's Enterprise Centre, Royce Road, Hulme, Manchester M15 5BJ

Closing date for all applications: Midday on Monday 3rd December 2018

Interviews to be held: Wednesday 19th December 2018

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.



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 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.

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. All application forms are anonymised until the interview stage to assist in the fair assessment of applications. 

In light of the nature of work and focus of Women in Prison, the organisation considers the candidate's gender to be an occupational requirement in accordance with Paragraph 1, Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010.