PET shares opportunities specifically aimed at former prisoners. For organisations that are focused on helping people find work or training, visit this page


If you are an organisation that would like to share current work, training, volunteering, learning or speaking opportunity directed at former prisoners, please contact 


PET is looking for to hire a Participation Officer to facilitate a short-term project aimed at developing active citizenship among prisoners. The role will involve planning and running 'learner voice' workshops in two prisons, and analysing findings. Applicants should have lived experience of the criminal justice system. 

For more information visit here. 



PET's Enterprise Awards offer small one-off grants and mentoring for people to find work or start a business after leaving prison. Deadline is 16 July. 

Find out more and apply here


The Escape Route is a small charity that delivers free, ready-made self-employment packs to former prisoners and those who are due to be released soon. The charity is based in South-West England and packs are in use in 17 prisons, from Manchester to Dartmoor. The Escape Route is looking for one or two trustees who have lived experience of the criminal justice system. Commitment is one attending one meeting a year. Contact Kit Sadgrove to find out more


The Koestler Trust is looking for people with lived experience of the criminal justice system who are interested in pursuing their interest in the arts (visual arts or writing). We currently have mentors available in the London area who are able to provide one-to-one bespoke Arts Mentoring.

Read the full opportunity here

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