Closing Date: Friday March 17 2017

 

Organisation: Women in Prison

 

Website: http://www.womeninprison.org.uk/staff/vacancies.php

 

Description:

 

Established in 1983 by Chris Tchaikovsky, a former prisoner, Women in Prison (WIP) is a national charity dedicated to making a difference to the lives of women affected by the criminal justice system by providing  holistic, women-centred support in order to enable them to meet their resettlement, education and training needs and reduce the risk of re-offending.  We also educate the public and policy makers about women in contact with the criminal justice system, to promote alternatives to custody and provide a voice for women’s experiences. Our vision is of a world without women’s prisons.  A world where the abuse,marginalisation and poverty at the root of so much of women’s offending is addressed before women come into contact with the criminal justice system.

 

We are seeking a number of highly motivated and enthusiastic women to join our Trustee Board.  Black, Asian and minority ethnic women are particularly encouraged to apply, and we would welcome applications from women with direct experience of the criminal justice system.  We need someone with extensive financial experience (including an appropriate financial qualification) to deputise for, and directly support, our Treasurer.  We also need someone with recent HR experience and someone skilled in social media. To successfully undertake the role of Trustee, the successful applicants will need to have time to  spare between the bi-monthly trustee meetings to attend occasional meetings at WIP’s South London office.

 

Women only need apply (these roles are exempt under the Equality Act 2010 pursuant to Schedule 9, Part 1).

 

For further information about these roles, contact Mary Pimm on marynik@btinternet.com

 

Type: Trustee
Salary: Voluntary , expenses paid
How to apply: After you have received further information, please send a CV and covering letter, explaining your interest in/what you would bring to the role to Yvonne Roberts, Chair of Trustees (yroberts@me.com).