Work With Us


We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced fundraiser to join our dedicated team and support Elizabeth Fry Charity as it continues to increase and develop the support it provides to women in the criminal justice system.
Elizabeth Fry Charity runs a 24 bed Approved Premises for women who are under supervision of the Probation Service.  Residents at the Approved Premises have access to a range of purposeful activities aimed to support them to address issues that led to their offending and to develop the skills for them to lead an offending-free life in future. The Charity also provides an Outreach Service, supporting women who have moved on from the Approved Premises to the local area.
About the Role
This is a flexible role working remotely for 10 hours a week with attendance at the Charity’s premises in Reading approximately once a month. The postholder may also be required to attend meetings with potential and current funders as well as fundraising events held by the Charity.
The Charity’s main funding is through a contract with the Ministry of Justice to provide the Approved Premises. In addition, we currently fundraise to provide three additional members of staff to provide Substance Misuse, Housing and Outreach support to residents. Fundraising also enables the Charity to provide additional services to our residents including on site counselling and art therapy. You will be responsible for making sure funding is in place to enable these services to continue, communicating with funders to ensure they are kept updated about the impact of their support.
The postholder will promote the work of the Charity, ensuring that the website is kept up to date and that we are sharing stories about the positive impact of our work. You would also build the Charity’s profile on social media and support the Chief Executive in organising an annual Open Day and other events during the year.
What We Offer

  • Access to Perkbox, an employee benefits platform. 
  • Confirmation in post bonus following successful completion of Probationary Period, as well as long term service awards at both three and ten years. 
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme. 
  • 25 days of annual leave + Bank Holidays per annum (pro rata) , which increases with length of service.
How to Apply
Please send a CV and a covering letter outlining why your skills and experience make you a good candidate for the role to
Closing date: 9am on Monday 1 August 2022
Interviews will be held on 11th and 16th August.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the successful candidates will be subject to a check by the Disclosure and Barring Service



Become a Trustee

We are interested in hearing from anyone who is passionate about the work we do and feels they can contribute to the success of the Charity.
The Board of Trustees meet every two months. There are three committees (Finance, Personnel & Safeguarding and Buildings, Health & Safety) which Trustees can join and which meet four to six times per year. Trustees also undertake a number of announced and unannounced visits to the Approved Premises during the year.
For further information or an application form please contact Fiona Humphreys, Chief Executive Officer on 0118 9572385 or

Become A Trustee


We are always looking for volunteers who can support us in the work we are doing. We currently have volunteers providing a Chaplaincy Service for residents, a local business owner providing employment advice and a recent graduate gaining some work experience. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at Elizabeth Fry Charity please contact us.