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

Project Support Apprentice at NHS England & NHS Improvement South West

  • Salary – £19,737 per annum
  • Location – Bristol
  • Description – NHS England & NHS Improvement South West are looking for an apprentice to join their Health and Justice Commissioning team. They are particularly interested in receiving applications from those who have had experience of the criminal justice system as a service user.
  • Closing date – Monday 24 May 2021
  • Hours – Full time, 1 year fixed term contract

For further information click here

Manager at National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance

  • Salary – £31,615 per annum (pro rata)
  • Location – London or home based
  • Description – NCJAA are looking for a manager to grow and develop their network and maintain ongoing relationships with their partners and stakeholders.
  • Closing date – 12:00 on Tuesday 1 June 2021
  • Hours – 30 hours per week, permanent

For further information click here

Fundraising Manager at Clinks

  • Salary – £38,606 per annum
  • Location – London
  • Description – Clinks are looking for a fundraising manager to lead on the delivery of their income generation strategy, secure funding from statutory and charitable sources and develop and maintain corporate partnerships.
  • Closing date – 23:59 on Tuesday 1 June 2021
  • Hours – Full time

For further information click here

Resettlement & Graduate Support Manager at Landworks

  • Salary – £32,00- – £37,000 per annum
  • Location – Totnes, Devon
  • Description – Landworks are looking for a resettlement & graduate support manager who has a good understanding of the barriers facing people in the criminal justice system who will lead on the planning and delivery of support provided to individuals on placement with Landworks.
  • Closing date – 23:59 on Friday 4 June 2021
  • Hours – Full time, funded for 3 years

For further information visit the Landworks website 

2 x Peer Support Workers at Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

  • Salary – £18,500 to £19,910 per annum
  • Location – Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire
  • Description – Berkshire Healthcare NHS are looking for two support workers who have previously accessed support services and have first hand experience of the criminal justice system to work as part of their Job Aspire ‘Through the Prison Gate’ project.
  • Closing date – 12:00 on Saturday 19 June 2021
  • Hours – Full time on an initial 12 month fixed term contract

For further information click here 

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

Peer Support Volunteer at Together for Mental Health

  • Salary – Voluntary role
  • Location – London
  • Description – This volunteering opportunity is specifically for those with lived experience of mental health distress AND those who have lived experience of the criminal justice system as service users.
  • Closing date – 30 June 2021
  • Hours – Part time

For further information visit the Together for Mental Health 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

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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