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Positive action to recruit people with criminal records

Positive action to recruit people with criminal records



Download the briefing here (PDF) The National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance, alongside Arts Council England, the Ministry of Justice and the charity Unlock, is asking arts, media and cultural organisations to review their recruitment approaches and take positive action to develop opportunities for people with experience of the criminal justice system. Our message to employers […]

Opportunities for former prisoners

Opportunities for former prisoners



The Prisoners’ Education Trust share work, research, training, volunteering, learning or speaking opportunities specifically aimed at people who have been in contact with the criminal justice system. It currently includes opportunities with Unlocked Graduates, Criminal Justice Alliance, Des Hamilton Film Casting and User Voice. Click here to see current opportunities Other useful resources: Clinks’ Jobs Board, […]

Government call for evidence on supporting former prisoners to find employment



The Cabinet Office and Ministry of Justice have put out a Call for Evidence asking for case studies from public, private and voluntary sector employers and organisations which support former prisoners to find employment. Through the consultation they want to improve their understanding of inclusive recruitment practices, employability initiatives, and evidence and impact. Consultation closes at 5pm on 31 August […]

Drama and Employability skills course for prisoners

Drama and Employability skills course for prisoners



Imagine If Theatre Company are a charity and theatre company who use drama to make an active difference to people’s lives. They work with prisoners, former prisoners and people from disadvantaged backgrounds. They are now taking bookings for Bird on the Wing; a 3 week, full time Drama and Employability skills course for prisoners. Bird on […]