This section features opportunities that may be of specific interest to people who have a criminal record.

It includes:

  1. paid jobs
  2. volunteering roles, and
  3. other opportunities

Some of these will be featured because organisations have got in touch and asked us to include them, whilst others are ones that we’ve become aware of during the course of our work. The common theme is that they are specific opportunities that are specifically looking to reach people with criminal records. Some of the opportunities will be with organisations that may be well known for recruiting people with a criminal record; others may surprise you.

Got a suggestion for this page? If you know of an opportunity that should be included here, let us know. Organisations looking to raise awareness of specific opportunities might also want to consider proactively advertising opportunities through theRecord.

Need advice? If you need any advice about disclosing your criminal record before applying, have a look at the disclosure information on our InformationHub or contact our helpline.

If you apply for any of the opportunities listed, let us know how you get on.

There’s information on our hub site on friendly and ban the box employers that may also be of interest.

Jobs

SOS Caseworker at St Giles Trust

  • Salary – £19,847 – £29,852
  • Location – Maidstone, Kent
  • Description – St Giles Trust are looking for a Caseworker to support young people and their families looking to break free of gang activity, youth violence, exploitation and knife crime.
  • Closing date – 11pm on Sunday 15th March 2020
  • Hours – Full time, 35 hours per week until 31st March 2021.

For further information visit the St Giles Trust website

Mentors at Switchback

  • Salary – £26,750 – £28,950 depending on experience
  • Location – London
  • Description – Switchback are looking for people to work on a 1-to-1 basis with young prison leavers with complex needs.
  • Closing date – 10am on Monday 6th April 2020
  • Hours – Full time, 35 hours per week. .

For further information visit the Switchback website

Associate Trainer at Unlocked Graduates

  • Salary – £10.75 per hour plus accommodation and meals
  • Location – Leeds (residential)
  • Description – Unlocked Graduates are recruiting Associate Trainers to work at Summer Institute (their initial training for prison officers on the Unlocked scheme). Summer Institute is a 7 week residential programme held at Leeds Trinity University.
  • Closing date – Monday 16th March 2020
  • Hours – Flexible

For further information visit the Unlocked Graduates website

Trainee Bus Drivers and PCV Holders at Brighton & Hove Bus Company

  • Salary – Trainee rate – £9.04 per hour. PCV Holders – £13.07 – £16.53 per hour
  • Location – Brighton and Hove
  • Description – Brighton & Hove Bus Company are looking for both PCV Holders and trainee bus drivers.
  • Closing date – Ongoing
  • Hours – Full time and part time positions

For further information call the recruitment team on 01273 886139 or email Recruit@buses.co.uk

Customer Activity Assistants at Go Ape

  • Salary – £8.70 to £9.70 per hour. Fixed term contract for one season
  • Location – Various locations
  • Description – Go Ape need Customer Activity Assistants to look after their customers at their sites in the woods from February to October.
  • Closing date – See individual advert
  • Hours – Full time and part time positions

For further information visit the Go Ape website

School Behaviour & Resilience Mentor at Think for the Future

  • Salary – £19,000 – £20,000 pro rata (salaries are likely to increase based on performance)
  • Location – Various locations across the East Midlands
  • Description – Think for the Future are recruiting mentors to develop and deliver their programme to pupils who are disengaged with education or have low aspirations for the future.
  • Closing date – Rolling application process
  • Hours – Full time and part time positions

For further information visit the Think for the Future website

Mobile Cleaners at BCS

  • Salary – £8.50 per hour. If the candidate is competent after 3 months, this will increase of £9.20 per hour.
  • Location – From Worthing in the east to Romsey in the west and the A3 corridor to Bordon.
  • Description – BCS are looking for candidates to clean new homes at the build clean stage. BCS will provide you with a company car and all equipment.
  • Closing date – Ongoing
  • Hours – Full time and part time positions

To apply, please email laura.bcs2012ltd@outlook.com

Specialist Hygiene Technician at Rentokil Specialist Hygiene

  • Salary – £18,282 basic + commission (realistic OTE of £28,000) plus company van and fuel card. The position is permanent
  • Location – Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, East Anglia
  • Description – Rentokil offer an extensive training programme after which, Technicians will use their knowledge to provide a wide range of deep cleaning and disinfectant services
  • Closing date – Recruitment is ongoing
  • Hours – Full time

For further information visit the Rentokil website

Volunteering roles

Helpline Advisor at Unlock

  • Salary – Voluntary role but expenses upto a maximum of £15 per day paid
  • Location – Maidstone, Kent
  • Description – We’re looking for an advisor to help deliver our peer-led Helpline by providing information, advice and support.
  • Closing date – Ongoing
  • Hours – 2 days per week, 9am to 5pm

For further information visit the Unlock website

Helpline Monitor at Unlock

  • Salary – Voluntary role but expenses upto a maximum of £15 per day paid
  • Location – Maidstone, Kent
  • Description – We’re looking for a helpline monitor to follow up with individuals to ensure that the needs of our helpline users has been met.
  • Closing date – Ongoing
  • Hours – 2 days per week, 9am to 5pm

For further information visit the Unlock website

Arts Team Volunteer at Koestler Trust

  • Salary – Voluntary role
  • Location – London
  • Description – The Koestler Trust are looking for Arts Team volunteers to process entries to the Koestler Awards.
  • Closing date – Ongoing
  • Hours – 1-3 days per week for a period of three months

For further information visit the Koestler Trust website

Mentoring, training and work experience at Fine Cell Work

  • Salary – Voluntary role
  • Location – London
  • Description – Fine Cell Work has a post-release Open the Gate Programme for people with conviction who want to learn more about the textiles industry.
  • Closing date – Ongoing
  • Hours – TBC

For further information visit the Fine Cell Work website

EPIC Peer Mentor at Women in Prison

  • Salary – Voluntary role
  • Location – Lambeth, London
  • Description – EPIC 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.
  • Closing date – Ongoing
  • Hours – 3-4 hours per week

For further information visit the Women in Prison website

Peer Mentor for Integrated Healthcare Wider Liaison & Diversion Service

  • Salary – Voluntary role
  • Location – Posts in all towns across Greater Manchester
  • Description – The role of the Peer Mentor will include supporting individuals towards a positive emotional well-being by exploring and engaging in education, training and employment, encouraging self-help and developing self-esteem and providing practical help, for example form filling and signposting to other support agencies
  • Closing date – Ongoing
  • Hours – Minimum of 2 hours per week

To apply email Lauriebeach@interservejustice.org for an application pack.

Other opportunities

Self-employed Diversion Scheme Trainer at Druglink

  • Salary – Self-employed
  • Location – Across the UK
  • Description – The self-employed Diversion Scheme Trainer will be responsible for delivering the Druglink approved alcohol, cannabis and drugs diversion courses and undertake all onsite administration associated with the course.
  • Closing date – Ongoing
  • Hours – As required

To apply, send a CV and covering letter to diversion@druglink.ltd.uk or call 01923 260733 and ask to speak to Dave Gill.

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