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:


Invitation to tender:

External evaluation of 'Healthy Foundations' project


Funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, 'Healthy Foundations' is a three-year project to support women in the criminal justice system around their health.  Through our practical service delivery, we aim to affect longer-term systems change for women facing multiple needs in relation to health and well-being.

We are looking for an external evaluator to add an additional level of monitoring and evaluation to our existing systems as the project progresses and to provide in-depth analysis and reflection of the project outcomes at the end of the project. The successful candidate would need some knowledge and understanding of the issues facing women in the criminal justice system.

The evaluation budget is £17,000 to cover the duration of the three-year project

The Start date is likely to be January 2020, with the evaluation finishing in December 2022

Deadline for receipt of tenders:  9 am, 1st November 2019

Interviews will be held at WIP’s offices in London on 11th and 12th November 2019

To apply: Please download full invitation to tender here

Please also fill out the Equalities Monitoring Form 


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.


Please download the EPIC Peer Mentor Application Pack and return completed forms to Peer Mentor and Volunteer Coordinator Fiona Shaw on 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.