An award-winning recruitment charity

We are the UK's only recruitment consultancy supporting women leaving the criminal justice and care systems into great jobs with mainstream employers.

We have redefined recruitment.

Women involved in the criminal justice system are marginalised to the extent where they have few or no employment rights. With 1 in 3 women prisoners having been in care, limited job opportunities available after institutionalised living, and faced with employer prejudice, our candidates have little choice but to fall back into the toxic cycle of poverty and crime.

We provide bespoke rehabilitation and employment support for our candidates. We challenge stereotypes by showing that our candidates make successful and valued members of staff at some of the UK's biggest public and private sector companies.

Our aim is to educate more employers, change their hiring practices and help them create social value.We lobby politicians and shift attitudes among employers, the media and society.


About Us

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    Our History

    Working Chance began life in 2009, to help women with convictions find a job.

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  • Meet the team

    Our Team

    Meet some of our experts who bring decades of experience from the business, recruitment and charity sectors.

    Meet the team
  • Simon Marshall - Chair of Trustees

    The Board

    Find out more about our dedicated Board who have overall responsibility for our charity's  direction.

    Meet the Board
  • Centre for Social Justice award

    Our Impact

    We have a strong record of monitoring and evaluating our services to ensure we continue to achieve strong results.

    Facts and Figures


Watch a two-minute video about what our employability events are like - where employers and our candidates come together to take part in practise 'speed-interviews' and group presentation activities.