Link Worker

  • Job Reference: PLW
  • Date Posted: 9 June 2021
  • Recruiter: Brighton Women's Centre
  • Location: Brighton, Sussex
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £24,799
  • Role: Frontline jobs
  • Job type: Contract
  • Duration: Fixed term until March 23 with the possibility of renewal.
  • Work hours: Full Time

Job Description

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 seek to 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.

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. The BWC Women’s Centre Link Workers will be based in HMP Bronzefield & HMP East Sutton Park.

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 these roles is 9am Thursday 1st July.

Interview dates: Wednesday 7th and Friday 9th July all day

For more information or an informal chat about these posts please contact the Women’s Accommodation Support Service Manager, Ruth Britsch at  or on Tel:07809 339704. To download an application pack with full job description and person specification, please visit our website

To apply please download and complete the application form available on our website and return by email to before the deadline.

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.

All posts require an enhanced DBS disclosure

*This post is open to self-identifying women

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