Prison Partnerships

candidate interview Ranald McKechnie

I welcome the relationship which has been established with Working Chance and consider them a valued partner to both of my prisons.

Robin Eldridge Former Governor - HMP Downview and HMP East Sutton Park


We pioneered restorative recruitment for women with convictions and over the years have developed a unique body of knowledge and experience. As the UK’s only recruitment consultancy for women with convictions and young women leaving care, we are well placed to reach women in the criminal justice system.

We have established referral protocols with statutory and criminal justice agencies and are a recognised third-party provider to JobCentre Plus. Over 30% of our candidates are referred to us by women's prisons.


Read about our impact


Our quality, end-to-end employment, employability and support services are enabling women to create a future where their families can flourish. 

We run the following services fin HMP Downview:

•    Pre-release employability support
•    Employability workshops 
•    Recruitment services 

We have an on-site office at HMP Downview in Surrey, run by two serving prisoners.