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:
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.
To apply please download the EPIC Peer Mentor Application Pack and return completed forms to Peer Mentor and Volunteer Coordinator Fiona Shaw on firstname.lastname@example.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.