Work Experience Opportunities
At Bridging the Gap, we realise how difficult it is to either get that first job, or to get back to work after a period of being unemployed. We are offering Work Experience Placements in our local area (Mitcham/Merton, Surrey) for people who are unemployed.
Length of placement offered - 12 weeks placement
Full time or part time - Both Full-time and Part-time. To start ASAP
The type of person we are looking for, qualifications or person specification.
Applicants should have at least a basic level of education in Maths and English. Also a good command of the English language is essential due to the fact that there are often complicated regulations to understand. If you are looking for a career in working with ex-offenders or in the criminal justice system this would be ideal for you.
Placement description 1
Data Entry Clerk
As a data entry clerk you would gain skills of accurate data capture, be able to update, maintain and retrieve information held on our computer system. You will need a basic knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets and databases, and your skills and speed in inputting data will be of essence. Must have a can-do attitude.
Placement description 2
The placement will entail general office duties, answering phones and taking messages, assisting in sending out information to prisons and prisoners.
Sourcing information on which companies have an open policy on employing ex-offenders and compiling lists of the type of positions that they offer.
Sourcing information on courses that ex-offenders can undertake at the various colleges around the area, which will help them get back into the working environment. Must have a can-do attitude.
Placement description 3
No charity can exist without some sort of funding, and BTG is no different. Do you have a flair for organising fundraising events? We need someone to help raise the funds required to keep us going. BTG is run on a shoe string, but we still need the input of funding.
You will seek out partners, funders etc for our different range of activities.
Placement description 4
Bridging the Gap are looking for candidates who have a particular interest or flair in writing and current affairs to do with the criminal justice system. Organisational skills and an ability to prioritise tasks are essential as is enthusiasm and a friendly approachable attitude. You will need to source articles for the newsletter.
Welcome to Bridging the Gap’s (BTG) website.
At BTG we work with offenders and ex-offenders to help them to re-integrate back into society and to lead a law abiding life.
BTG offers advice and information to thousands of people every year: prisoners, their families, prison and probation staff, academics and interested parties.
BTG offers advice and information for discharged prisoners and their helpers.
BTG provides speakers and informs about its work, prison life and the problems faced by ex-offenders upon release.
BTG runs educational/pre-release programmes to prepare inmates for release, whenever funding is available.
BTG services include:-