An award-winning charity creating real impact

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

We have helped transform attitudes to employing people with convictions

Women with criminal convictions often face social exclusion, prejudice and obstacles to employment and financial independence. Most have survived very difficult childhoods and face struggles with poverty, poor mental health, substance abuse and domestic violence. 

We provide bespoke rehabilitation and employability programmes for these women. We work with employers of all sizes across all sectors to match women with the right jobs.

As well as directly helping women to turn their lives around, we also work with policy makers and politicians to influence the development of policy and legislation that affects women with convictions or at risk of criminalisation. We also try to shift attitudes among employers, the media and the public so that there is greater understanding of why women commit crimes and the most effective ways to prevent and respond to this. 

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About Us

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    Our staff

    Our talented team bring a wide range of experience, skills and passion for our vital work.

    Meet the team
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    Our trustees

    Find out more about our dedicated trustees who oversee the charity's  strategic direction and governance.

    Meet the Board
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    Our impact

    We have a strong record of evaluating our services so that we know what gets the best results for the women we support. 

    Facts and Figures
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    Our history

    Working Chance was founded by Jocelyn Hillman OBE in 2009.

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Video

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.