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:‚Äč

WomenMATTA Project Worker

Location: Manchester
Working hours: Part time (21 hours/week)
Salary: £21,786.00 per annum pro rata
Fixed term contract ending 31st March 2020 (with possible extension subject to funding)

This role will involve assertive outreach and one-to-one support to women in the criminal justice system – in prison, local CRC (probation) offices in Manchester and Trafford, Police Custody suites, at courts and upon release into the community.  Responsive to the individual needs of women, you will develop individual support plans that address their mental health, housing, domestic violence, substance misuse, financial and other identified needs.  You will also develop and facilitate group support and skills building programmes that will enable women to build self-confidence/self-esteem and learn new life skills.  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).

To apply, please download application pack here

Please return completed applications by email to sally.etchells@wipuk.org

Closing date for all applications: 5pm, Friday 22nd February 2019

Interviews to be held: Monday 4th March 2019

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. 


 

Press & Communications Officer

Location: WIP's Head Office (Stockwell, London)
Working hours: Full-Time, 35 hours per week
Salary: £27,948pa (fixed-term contract of 12 months)

**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. 

A new role at Women in Prison you will have responsibility for the charity’s external communications and fulfil these in collaboration with a small Campaigns Team. You will be the first point of contact for media enquiries and will develop a proactive communications strategy which scopes out opportunities to disseminate our key messages and raise the profile of the organisation and our campaigns.

You will lead on the development of our network of media spokeswomen by providing support, training and opportunities for women affected by the criminal justice system to speak out as well as WIP’s staff and other high-profile champions for the campaign.

In addition you will lead on the editorial content of WIP’s national magazine which has a circulation of 3,500 and is delivered into every women’s prison in England and into the community (including women’s centres).

TO APPLY:

Please download the PRESS & COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER RECRUITMENT PACK, complete and return the Application Form to recruitment@wipuk.org  
or post to Women in Prison, 2nd Floor, Elmfield House, 5 Stockwell Mews, London SW9 9GX

Please note we only accept Application Forms and will not consider a CV.

Closing date for applications: Monday 4th March, 5pm

Interview date: TBC (week beginning 11th or 18th March)

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. 


 

Campaigns Assistant

Location: WIP's Head Office (Stockwell, London)
Working hours: Part-Time, 21 hours per week
Salary: £22,338 pro rata (fixed-term contract of 9 months)

**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. 

This position is a supporting role to a small but ambitious and busy campaigns team. The job description is flexible in accordance to the needs of the Campaign Strategy, the team and your own professional development. This will include contributing to WIP’s social media and other external communications such as emails to supporters and policymakers, organising events or representing WIP at conferences and meetings.

You will also take a leading role in the development, project management and evaluation of a new database and app pilot which will list and promote women’s centres supporting women affected by the criminal justice system.

This opportunity at WIP will provide an excellent launch pad for a career in campaigning in the not-for-profit sector.

TO APPLY:

Please download the CAMPAIGNS ASSISTANT RECRUITMENT PACK, complete and return the Application Form to recruitment@wipuk.org  or post to Women in Prison, 2nd Floor, Elmfield House, 5 Stockwell Mews, London SW9 9GX

Please note we only accept Application Forms and will not consider a CV.

Closing date for applications: Monday 4th March, 5pm

Interview date: TBC (week beginning 11th)

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. 


Mental Health Through-the-Gate Worker

Location: HMP Bronzefield

Working Hours: 35 hours per week

Salary: £23,622 per annum

Permanent contract

Benefits of this role include free lunch in the prison, free parking and NHS training 

**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. 

We have an exciting opportunity to join our Mental Health Team working within HMP Bronzefield.

This role will involve providing advocacy, support, and advice services to women affected by the criminal justice system, both in prison and the community in the South of England, who have a diagnosed severe and enduring mental health support need or a significant history of traumatic life experience.  You will develop both individual and group based interventions with women, formulating care plans and facilitating groups.

Significant experience of working with vulnerable women and experience of the mental health sector as well as the impact of imprisonment on women is essential.

A qualification at level NVQ3 or equivalent in a related field is also required.

You will need to demonstrate a commitment to working within a women centred service and to making a differences to vulnerable women’s lives.

TO APPLY:

Please download the Mental Health TTG Application Pack, complete the application form and return to recruitment@wipuk.org  or post to Recruitment, Women in Prison, Elmfield House, 5 Stockwell Mews, London, SW9 9GX

Closing date for applications: Monday 4th March, 9am                   

Interview date: TBC at our London offices

If you would like an informal discussion about this role please contact Services Manager Frederika Lorie on Frederika.Lorie@wipuk.org or 02073596674.

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. 

Please note that due to this role being prison based, successful aplicants will need to pass Ministry of Justice prison vetting.  

EPIC Peer Mentor

Location: Lambeth, London
Hours: 3-4 hours per week
Salary: 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 Peer Mentor Application Pack and return completed forms to Peer Mentor and Volunteer Coordinator Fiona Shaw on fiona.shaw@wipuk.org 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.