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:

Head of Campaigns & Public Affairs
 

Location: Remote working possible with regular (weekly) travel expected to London
Hours: Full-time (35 hours)
Salary: £34-40,000pa (DOE and location e.g London-weighting)
Contract: Permanent

Are you a leader working in campaigns who wants to change the world? Are you passionate about social justice and feminism? We are looking for a creative and highly collaborative individual to lead the Women in Prison Campaigns and Public Affairs team. You will be taking us to the next level of influence, creating powerful platforms for women with experience of the criminal justice system to lead change and strengthen the women's centre movement.  

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 minoritised women and women who have personal experience of the criminal justice system. 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:
 

To apply, please download and read the Head of Campaigns & Public Affairs 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 Kate Paradine, Chief Executive, kate.paradine@wipuk.org

Closing date:                Thursday 18th June, noon.
Interview date:             Initial interviews week beginning 29th June


 

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.