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 Finance and Governance

Head office (Stockwell, London)

21 hours per week

£40,000 pro-rata

This is a brilliant opportunity to join Women in Prison as we launch a fresh structure and strategic plan and expand our services in London. There has never been a more challenging and exciting time to join us. There is cross-party agreement that there are far too many women in prison and that a ‘whole system’ approach to tackling the root causes of offending in our communities is necessary. Women in Prison intends to play a central role in creating the new system that is so desperately needed.

If you are interested in this opportunity – review the job descriptions to see if you have got what it takes for one of these leading roles in Women in Prison.

To apply, please click here to download the application pack. Please return all completed forms to recruitment@womeninprison.org.uk​. 

Closing date for all applications: 9 am, Monday 15th October 2018

Interviews: TBC

WIP offers a generous remuneration package including 25 days annual leave (pro rata), an additional 3 days to be taken between Christmas and New Year, plus public holidays.

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. 

If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, please email Kate Paradine, CEO, kate.paradine@womeninprison.org.uk

 

Health Matters Advocates x 2


Head Office (Stockwell, London) with travel to HMP Downview and HMP Bronzefield

Full-time - 35 hours per week

£26,622 per annum

Fixed-term contract until 31st August 2019

Health Matters is a health project funded by the Big Lottery Fund under its Women and Girls’ Initiative. The project aims to support and advocate for women to better access healthcare services in prison and through into the community. Health Matters also runs a series of workshops and provides information for women to identify and address any healthcare needs and improve wellbeing.

Women affected by the criminal justice system have far poorer and more serious health problems than the general population due to experience of chronic poverty, difficulties with mental health, violence, substance misuse and substandard housing and homelessness. The Health Matters project aims to enable women to understand the links between all these experiences and approach healthcare in a holist way by understanding the link between mental health and physical health, nutrition and other complex needs.

As a Health Matters Advocate you will provide an independent, needs-led health support and advocacy service to participants and develop individual one-to-one needs assessments, support plans and enable access to healthcare services.

We are looking for someone with experience of providing advocacy and support to service users with complex needs and a demonstrable commitment to working within a women-centred service, making a difference to vulnerable women’s lives.

To apply please download the Health Matters Advocate Application Pack, complete all forms and return to recruitment@womeninprison.org.uk

Closing date for Applications:  Monday 8th October, 9 am
Interview dates: tbc

WIP offers a generous remuneration package including 25 days annual leave (pro rata), an additional 3 days to be taken between Christmas and New Year, plus public holidays.

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. 

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Programme manager Frederika Lorie on frederika@womeninprison.org.uk or 07714 076939

 

EPIC Peer Mentor

Lambeth, London

3-4 hours per week

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.

EPICEnabling 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 role description, application form and equal opportunities form and return to Peer Mentor and Volunteer Coordinator Fiona Shaw on fiona@womeninprison.org.uk 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.