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

Arts Coordinator at Koestler Trust

  • Salary – £26,100 per annum
  • Location – London
  • Description – The Koestler Trust are looking for an experienced administrator to help coordinate their awards programme
  • Closing date – Friday 4th October
  • Hours – Full time. Temporary contract to cover maternity leave

For further information visit the Koestler Trust website

Networks Officer at Prisoners’ Education Trust (PET)

  • Salary – £28,000 per annum
  • Location – London
  • Description – PET are looking for a Networks Officer to provide support to the Prisoner Learning Alliance, Prison University Partnership and Prisoner Learning Academic Network.
  • Closing date – Midday on Monday 30th September
  • Hours – Full time

For further information visit the Prisoners’ Education Trust website

Musical Director at Beating Time

  • Salary – To be confirmed
  • Location – Maidstone, Kent
  • Description – Beating Time is looking for a Musical Director between 8th January and 25th March 2020 to cover a well established singing group at HMP Maidstone. Prison security clearance will be needed.
  • Closing date – Thursday 31st October
  • Hours – 2 session each week

Applications and questions should be sent to rachelmace@beatingtime.org

Policy & Communications Coordinator at Centre for Justice Innovation

  • Salary – £24,000 – £26,000 per annum
  • Location – London
  • Description – The Centre for Justice Innovation are looking for a Policy and Communications Coordinator to be responsible for the day to day management of their digital channels.
  • Closing date – Midday on Wednesday 2nd October
  • Hours – Full time

For further information visit the Centre for Justice Innovation website

Research Officer at Centre for Justice Innovation

  • Salary – £30,000 – £37,500 per annum
  • Location – London
  • Description – The Research Officer will undertake work to understand and support the work of Family Drug and Alcohol Courts and other problem solving justice models by designing and undertaking quantitative and mixed-methodology research projects.
  • Closing date – Midday on Monday 30th September
  • Hours – Full time

For further information visit the Centre for Justice Innovation 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

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

Chair of Trustees at Prisoners Abroad

  • Salary – Voluntary role
  • Location – London
  • Description – Prisoners Abroad are looking to recruit a Chair for their Board of Trustees to support it’s work for British citizens detained overseas.
  • Closing date – Wednesday 16th October
  • Hours – TBC

For further information visit the Prisoners Abroad website

Trustee at Elizabeth Fry

  • Salary – Voluntary role
  • Location – Reading
  • Description – Elizabeth Fry is looking for Trustees to support the work they do assisting women to address the issues they face on release from prison.
  • Closing date – Tuesday 31st December
  • Hours – The Board meet every 2 months. There are four Committees which trustees can join which meet four to six times each year.

For further information visit the Elizabeth Fry 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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