Job title: Women's Advocate

Organisation: Women In Prison


Closing date: 26th February 2020 at midnight

Job description: Women in Prison’s Project Workers deliver high-quality, trauma-informed, independent advocacy for women in communities and in prisons, which focuses on early intervention, and holistic provision as part of a ‘whole system’ multi-agency response that looks to address the root causes of women’s offending The primary purpose of this role is to provide in-depth, ongoing support to a caseload of women in the community, co-located in hubs across South London. This programme is funded by the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) co-commissioning grant, along with investment from the six Local Authorities, the Community Rehabilitation Company and NHS England. The funding will be used to develop and expand support for female offenders and women at risk of becoming involved in the criminal justice system across Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham, Croydon, Sutton and Wandsworth. The Advocate will: Provide advocacy, support and advice services to women in contact with, or at risk of being in contact with, the criminal justice system. Liaise with key personnel in statutory, non- statutory and voluntary sector agencies to support clients. To provide Through the Gate support to women leaving custody returning to one of six the designated boroughs. 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. 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.

Location: London

Type: Full time

Salary: £24,786 per annum

How to apply : To apply, please download and read the Advocate 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 [email protected]. 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: Ioanna Palioura, Interim Service Manager, [email protected] / 0207 359 6674.