Join Our Team

Are you driven and passionate about working within a women-centred support service which advocates for systems change? Then, we want to hear from you! Apply to join our team today and make a difference to the lives of women, their families and all our communities.

All roles are only open to women, in accordance with the sex-based exemptions of the Equality Act 2010 pursuant to Schedule 9, Part 1. We actively encourage applications from women with a variety of backgrounds, and a range of skills and experiences. We are particularly interested to hear from Black, Asian and minoritised women and those with personal experience of the criminal justice system.

Link Worker (Prisons)

Start date: 22nd July 2024

Salary: £29,864 per annum (inclusive of £3,990 London/South East Weighting)

Working hours: 35 hours, full time

Contract: Permanent

Location: Across South London Women’s Hubs, HMP Bronzefield, HMP Downview

Annual leave: 30 days plus statutory bank holidays (if full time). All WIP staff also receive an additional 3 days leave between Christmas and New Year.

Pension scheme: WIP provides an auto enrolment pension scheme with 5% contributions from the employer and 3% from the employee.

About Women in Prison

Women in Prison is a national, women-led, feminist organisation. We deliver front line support to women harmed by the criminal justice system, through our work in prisons, in the community and ‘through the prison gate’ as they resettle back into their communities. We also campaign for systems change that addresses the root causes of offending, reduces the harmful impact of prison, and creates workable, community-based alternatives to imprisonment.

Job Description:

Job Purpose:

The primary purpose of this role is to work with women in custody, including on remand, preparing them for, and connecting them with vital community support services on, release.

1. Provide high-quality, trauma-responsive advocacy support both in prison and the community, to women on remand in HMP Bronzefield, HMP Downview and HMP Send

2. Development and maintenance of professional relations in prison and the community

3. Ensure clear, timely and effective communication and record keeping

4. Proactively seek to develop your personal and professional practice, and contribute to wider organisational development

5. Contribute to building a feminist leadership culture and positive working environment for Women in Prison


Applications close: 22nd June 2024

Interviews with Women in Prison: tbc

To apply: Send a completed application form to [email protected]

If you require reasonable adjustments to support you during the application process, please contact the HR team on [email protected].

We are happy to invest in developing the right person, so you are welcome to apply even if your professional experience does not fully meet the job description or person specification.

We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and minoritised women, and women who have personal experience of the criminal justice system.

In line with legal requirements and the nature of our work, this role:

• Is restricted to women only as a genuine occupational requirement

• Requires the right to work in the UK

• Is subject to an Enhanced + Adult Barred List DBS check.

• Is subject to HM Prison and Probation Service vetting (‘Enhanced Level 1’ or ‘Standard Plus’)

• Requires that the post holder is not automatically disqualified by (or can obtain a waiver from) the Charity Commission

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