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 comment 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.



Peer Engagement Worker at Peer Power

  • Salary – £22,113 – £24,774 (full time equivalent)
  • Location – London
  • Description – The Peer Engagement Worker will work with young people across London supporting them to participate in Peer Power projects and workshops.
  • Closing date – 8pm on Tuesday 5th March 2019
  • Hours – 1 x 30 hour post and 2 x 16 hour posts

For further information visit the Peer Power website

Regional Manager at Code4000

  • Salary – £24,905 – £27,750. The position is permanent
  • Location – Across the North of England
  • Description – The Regional Manager will be responsible for building a business network in the community and supporting the delivery of the programme within prisons.
  • Closing date – Friday 22nd March 2019
  • Hours – Full time

For further information visit the Code4000 website

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

Social Media and Website Volunteer at Koestler Trust

  • Salary – Voluntary role
  • Location – East Acton, London
  • Description – The Koestler Trust are looking for a Social Media and Website Volunteer to develop and coordinate their social media presence and promote the work they do across Twitter, Instagram, Facebook etc
  • Closing date – 25th February 2019
  • Hours – One day per week from 10am -4pm

For further information visit the Koestler Trust 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 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 or call 01923 260733 and ask to speak to Dave Gill.

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