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:

 

 

Women’s Support Centre Manager


Location: Woking, Surrey  
Contract Type:  Permanent
Working-hours: 35 hours per week
Salary: £31,000 per annum

The Women’s Support Centre (WSC) was established in 2008 by Women in Prison (WIP) with the support of Woking Local Authority. The WSC is based in Woking but provides support to women throughout Surrey who are in contact with, or at risk of being in contact with the criminal justice system. High quality, innovative services are delivered including 1:1 support and advocacy, group work, counselling, specialist substance misuse, domestic abuse and child sexual exploitation services. The WSC works in partnership with a number of agencies including all Surrey local authorities, the Police, the National Health Service and the National Probation Service.

We’re looking for an experienced manager, to lead on strategic oversight and operational management of the WSC, ensuring high quality, trauma responsive services are delivered to women in contact with, or at risk of being in contact with, the criminal justice system. This is an exciting time to join the team as the WSC have been nominated as the Woking Mayor’s Charity of the Year 2019/20.

*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 actively encourage applications from women from a variety of backgrounds, and with a range of skills and experiences. We are particularly interested to hear from Black, Asian and minority ethnic women and women who have personal experience of the criminal justice system. All application forms are anonymised until the interview stage to assist in the fair assessment of applications.


TO APPLY:
 

To apply, please download and read the WOMEN’S SUPPORT CENTRE MANAGER RECRUITMENT PACK including the Job Description and Person Specification and complete the application and equalities monitoring forms in full. If you require a copy of the recruitment pack in large print or an alternative format please contact recruitment@wipuk.org. Please note, Curriculum Vitae’s (CVs) will not be accepted.

If you have any questions or would like to talk through the role please contact Elisha Augustin, Head of National Service Delivery, elisha.augustin@wipuk.org.uk/ 020 7359 6674.

Closing date for applications: Noon, 16th September 2019
Interview date: 2nd October 2019

 

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.

EPIC – Enabling 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.

We actively encourage applications from women from a variety of backgrounds, and with a range of skills and experiences. We are particularly interested to hear from Black, Asian and minority ethnic women and women who have personal experience of the criminal justice system. All application forms are anonymised until the interview stage to assist in the fair assessment of applications.

The role is only open to women, in accordance with the sex-based exemptions of the Equality Act 2010 pursuant to Schedule 9, Part 1.
 

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.