About the role
This is an exciting opportunity for an exceptional individual with proven experience and potential to take on a senior role in a small team
and lead our work in increasing the employment of people with criminal records by supporting and challenging employers
to change their recruitment polices and practices
, working to prevent unlawful criminal record checks, influencing government policy
and working on other policy and practice issues (such as access to higher education
We are an independent, highly respected social inclusion charity
based in Maidstone, Kent. Established in 2000, we provide a voice and support for people with convictions
who are facing stigma and obstacles because of their criminal record, often long after they have served their sentence. Unlock has six staff (seven including you), with 2-3 volunteers each day supporting our highly-respected helpline. You
Salary & hours
- An ambitious person that has a passion for making a positive difference and challenging inequality
- Love working in a small team but are self-motivated enough to excel without supervision
- Are energetic and innovative in your approach
- Have excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Have a track record of influencing policy and practice
- Have a commitment to Unlock's aims, values and approach
- Are able to research, write and publish information aimed at a wide range of people
- Thrive on overcoming difficult situations, identifying emerging trends and bringing together evidence to support broader work, while respecting data protection and confidentiality
- A past criminal record is not a requirement for this role, but nor is it a bar.
£27,000 per annum. Full time, permanent. Interested?
Download the recruitment pack
for a copy of the job description and person specification.
To apply, send a completed application form
along with a CV and concise letter (telling us about what you do currently and why you think you are suitable for this role):
By email to - email@example.com
(with the subject line 'Policy & practice lead'), or
By post to - Policy & practice lead, Unlock, MCSC, 39-48 Marsham Street, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1HHClosing date for application:
10am, Monday 14th May 2018Interviews:
To be held on Thursday 24th May in Maidstone
- If you would like an informal discussion about the role before you apply, you can contact Christopher Stacey, co-director, at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange.
- If you have any questions about the application form or application process, please call 01622 230705 or email email@example.com
Need Unlocks advice? Visit our self-help information site
or contact our helpline