Do you want a job where you can help transform lives, change attitudes and influence government policy?
Working Chance is a groundbreaking, award-winning charity supporting women with criminal convictions into employment. We work in prisons and in the community to help women develop their employability and we support them to find jobs that are a good match with their skills and aspirations. We aim to give them financial independence, purpose and hope.
Now we have an exciting vacancy for a talented policy professional to help us make the case for changes to national policy and legislation, and to the practices and attitudes of employers, that will aid rehabilitation and reduce the barriers people with convictions face to employment and social inclusion.
The person we’re looking for will have experience of working in a policy role in the voluntary or public sector, with a passion for building strong, influential relationships with parliamentarians, civil servants and think tanks. You’ll have a thorough understanding of political parties and parliamentary processes and the credibility to influence people at all levels.
Your analytical skills will enable you to interpret research about female offending and rehabilitation, as well as our own data about the lives and challenges of the women we work with and the impact of our work. This needs to be translated into clear, persuasive briefings, papers and presentations, so your written and verbal communication skills must be first class.
This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to refine their skills and expertise in the policy and research sphere, in a charity creating significant social and economic value.