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 Hub Coordinator 

 

Location: WIP's Head Office (Stockwell, London), Travel to Women’s Hubs across South London
Contract Type: Fixed term maternity cover for 12 months
Working-hours: 35 hours per week
Salary: £27,948

As Hub Coordinator, you will be responsible for the effective management of our Women’s Only Hubs co-located across 6 South London Borough with 2 primary bases in South London boroughs. You will help co-ordinate the delivery of support and advocacy to women in or affected by Criminal Justice System (CJS), with the aim of reducing offending and re-offending by effectively delivering a project in accordance with specific funding requirements.

This role will include:

  • Coordinating and taking responsibility for the day-to-day management and operations of the two Women’s Hubs.
  • Providing line-management and support to staff delivering services; using both direct and matrix management.
  • ​Coordinating the activities provided to the service users by the Project Workers and other internal and external services.
  • Developing and maintaining effective relationships with external criminal justice, other statutory agencies, and relevant community organisations.
  • Holding a small caseload of more complex clients providing advocacy, support and advice services at any point in their involvement in, or diversion from, the criminal justice system.

 

TO APPLY:


Please download the Hub Coordinator Recruitment Pack, complete and return all the relevant documentation 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 of application: Monday 2nd September 2019, noon.

Interview date: Friday 13th September 2019.

*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. 

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.

 

 

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 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.

*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. 

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.