We are a values-driven team with a culture of belonging and inclusion. We encourage applications from underrepresented groups, including people formerly in prison.
We don’t ask about criminal convictions during recruitment for roles where it is not necessary. We are happy to speak to applicants informally before commencing the application process.
You can read our values below, and you can find out more about us on our Meet Our Team page.
Participation and Engagement Manager
This is a new role for Spark Inside and is essential to deliver our new strategy and future goals. The Participation and Engagement Manager role is designed to build trust and strengthen the relationships with the young people in and out of prison, supporting them to engage with our work and express their views safely, in order to embed a culture of listening. The purpose of the role is to ensure we deliver work that is truly co-produced with young people with lived experience of the criminal justice system and helps to create real change.
You will work directly with the young people and will coordinate and embed our In-Prison Advisory Boards, as well as build a group/board of young service users in the community. You will plan and deliver the most effective ways to engage young people so that their views and experiences shape our influencing activity and our organisational development and strategies.
We are seeking new members for our Philanthropy Board.
The role of our Philanthropy Board is to raise funding from private individuals and organisations, as well as to increase the profile and influence of Spark Inside and its work.
We are interested in welcoming people from a diverse range of backgrounds, who share a passion for Spark Inside’s vision and mission and who have the time to commit to help us open doors, create connections, expand our networks and are comfortable to support our fundraising asks.
For more information and how to apply, please visit our recruiter, Peridot.
Internships and volunteering opportunities
We have no current volunteering or internship opportunities.
We want to feel a strong sense of passion and ‘spark’ for everything we do. We commit to people, projects and partnerships that align with our values.
We maintain an open mind and an open heart, and we always act with kindness and consideration.
When the going gets tough, we stick with our participants, our projects and our commitments. We channel our grit and resilience to make it through challenges and we don’t give up easily.
Our impact on our participants is at the heart of every decision we make and it is how we judge our success, so we take evaluation seriously.
We are humble, curious and constantly developing. We apply and share our learning to amplify our impact.
We celebrate creativity and design new ways of doing things, based on evaluation data and stakeholder feedback. We innovate to remain relevant to our participants’ needs.