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

Admin Assistant at National Probation Service

  • Salary – £18,174 per annum
  • Location – Coventry, Sheriffs Court
  • Description – This is an administrative role based within the National Probation Service. It is open to anyone who is within two years of release or completing their community sentence, provided they are still under supervision.
  • Closing date – 12pm on Thursday 25 March 2021
  • Hours – Full time for 24 months

To apply, send your CV to Heather.L.Richardson@dwp.gov.uk

Criminal Justice Course Co-Ordinator at Intuitive Thinking Skills

  • Salary – £20 – £24,000 per annum
  • Location – East Midlands
  • Description – Intuitive Thinking Skills are looking for a Criminal Justice Course Co-Ordinator to build relationships with other agencies for their NOMS CFO3 contracts. You will be generating appropriate referrals and delivering a range of accredited programmes.
  • Closing date – 31 March 2021
  • Hours – Full time, permanent

For further information visit the Intuitive Thinking Skills website

Office Manager at Safe Ground

  • Salary – £14,400 per annum (FTE £24,000)
  • Location – London
  • Description – Safe Ground are looking for an office manager to ensure the efficient everyday running of the charity. You need to be an excellent organiser, thinker and planner.
  • Closing date – Midnight on 4 April 2021
  • Hours – Part time, 21 hours per week

For further information click here 

Regional Manager at Shannon Trust

  • Salary – £36,000 per annum
  • Location – Home based – covering the South West and Wales
  • Description – Shannon Trust are looking for a Regional Manager to work closely with prisons, volunteers and mentors to lead the delivery and development of their prison based programmes.
  • Closing date – 9am on 31 March 2021
  • Hours – Full time

For further information visit the Charity Jobs 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

Volunteering roles

Trustee at Clean Break

  • Salary – Voluntary role
  • Location – London
  • Description – Clean Break are looking for 4 women to serve as Trustees. They are particularly interested in hearing from women with experience in finance/fundraising, theatre producing/arts management and the criminal justice/legal system.
  • Closing date – 5pm on 12 April 2021
  • Hours – Part time

For further information visit the Clean Break website

Board Member at Working Chance

  • Salary – Voluntary role
  • Location – London
  • Description – Working Chance are looking for new members for their Board.
  • Closing date – Midnight on 31 March 2021
  • Hours – Part time

For further information visit the Working Chance website

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

Digital Volunteer at Haringey Citizens Advice Bureau

  • Salary – Voluntary role
  • Location – Home based
  • Description – Haringey Citizens Advice Bureau are looking for Digital Volunteers to provide information and advice to members of the public on a range of issues. Full training will be provided.
  • Closing date – Ongoing
  • Commitment – 8 hours per week, spread over one or two days

To request an application pack, email marion.esson@haringeycabx.org.uk

Peer Support Volunteer at Together for Mental Wellbeing

  • Salary – Voluntary role but reasonable expenses will be reimbursed
  • Location – London
  • Description – Together for Mental Wellbeing are looking for volunteers with a lived experience of mental health distress and the criminal justice system to support others going through similar experiences.
  • Closing date – Ongoing
  • Commitment – A minimum period of 6 months

To request an application pack, email Adrian-tarka@together-uk.org

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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