BWC is delighted to be recruiting for a new Prison Link Worker to support us in our work providing holistic services to women and girls across Sussex. If you want to play a key role in a women-centered support service that advocates for systems change, then we want to hear from you!

Job Summary
We are looking for experienced candidates who are able to provide trauma-informed, strengths-based, collaborative support, to empower women in prison to move forward in their goals and break cycles of trauma, disadvantage and abuse.

The BWC Prison Link Workers will develop relationships with prison staff and build a team of Women’s Centre Champions, made up of serving women prisoners. Champions will work alongside the Link Workers to improve the availability of information about Women’s Centres and the services they offer to all women in the prison. The BWC Women’s Centre Link Workers will be based in HMP Bronzefield & HMP East Sutton Park.

These roles are a part of the new Creating Community Connections project which is a partnership of Women’s Centers including BWC, Women In Prison, Anawim, Together Women and The Nelson Trust. The project aims to connect prisons and women in prisons with a network of Women’s Centres across the UK, to improve access to support in the community for women leaving prison.

Salary Grade: £24,799
Contract Details: Fixed term until March 23 with the possibility of renewal
Working hours: 35 hours per week. Occasional out of hours will be required. Travel will be expected between Prisons and BWC venues
Work locations: HMP Bronzefield and HMP East Sutton Park and BWC offices/ Hubs across Sussex with some home working
Closing date for applications: 5pm, Monday 30 May 2022
Interview date: TBC

For more information or an informal chat about these posts please contact the Women’s Accommodation Support Service Manager, Ruth Britsch at ruthbritsch@womenscentre.org.uk or on telephone 07809339704.

To Apply
Please download an application pack complete with the full job description and person specification. To apply please download and complete the application form and equalities monitoring form and return these by email to admin@womenscentre.org.uk before the deadline.

Job Application Pack

Application Form

Equalities Monitoring Form

We do not accept CV’s.

BWC is an equal opportunities employer. 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 women who have personal experience of the criminal justice system. This post is open to female* applicants only as being female is deemed to be a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

*This post is restricted to self-identifying women only as a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9 paragraph 1, Equality Act 2010 and is subject to an enhanced DBS check.