Greater Manchester
£21,786.00 per annum pro rata,
Contract, Part-time
Job description

Do you have a commitment to working within a women-centred service and to making a difference to vulnerable women’s lives?

Women in Prison (WIP) are a unique national charity providing support, advice and guidance to women in prison or at risk of offending. We currently have the following vacancy based in Manchester:

WomenMATTA  Project Worker

WIP is a national charity dedicated to making a difference to the lives of women affected by the criminal justice system. We campaign for a new system of justice - one that addresses the root causes of offending (including homelessness, substance use, mental ill health and experiences of trauma and abuse). Our women’s centres in Manchester, Woking and London and the services we provide in prisons deliver holistic, women-centred support to enable those whom we work with to address the complex challenges they face. 

The overall aim of this role is to provide advocacy, support and advice to women involved in, or at risk of involvement in, the criminal justice system including at point of arrest, women serving community orders, women leaving prison and women considering ‘at risk of’ offending at our Manchester women’s centre WomenMATTA.  This includes 1-2-1 support and the development and delivery of relevant groups and workshops.

We actively encourage applications from women from a variety of backgrounds, and with a range of skills and experiences. We are particularly interested to hear from Black, Asian and minority ethnic women and women who have personal experience of the criminal justice system. The role is only open to women, in accordance with the sex-based exemptions of the Equality Act 2010 pursuant to Schedule 9, Part 1.

To download application pack:

Closing date for all applications: 5pm, Monday 7th October 2019

Interviews to be held: Friday 18th October or Monday 21st October

WIP strongly encourages applications from women from minority ethnic groups and women affected by the criminal justice field.




Salary:                             £21,786 (pro rata)

Working hours:           14 or 21 hours per week (to suit successful applicant)

Location:                    WIP Northern Office (Hulme, Manchester)

Contract:                    Fixed term, 6 months from agreed start date

Annual leave:                 25 days (pro rata) plus 3 days between Christmas and New Year

Pension scheme:         WIP provides an auto enrolment pension scheme with 5% contributions from the employer and 3% from the employee.          


In line with legal requirements and the nature of WIP’s work, this post is:

  • restricted to women only as a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9 paragraph 1, Equality Act 2010;
  • subject to a Right to Work check; and
  • subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.




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Posted on: 19 September 2019
Closed date: 07 October 2019
Tags: Support Worker

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