WORKING CHANCE – FOUNDED IN 2007
“After running employability workshops in HMP Holloway, Jocelyn Hillman,(OBE) was determined that the untapped potential of the women she met be recognised. In 2007, she founded Working Chance, a specialist recruitment consultancy for women exoffenders, to help them get quality, paid work and become financially autonomous. The charity is now based in a busy office in north London. There, a skilled team of recruitment consultants, 40% of whom are ex-offenders themselves, help women get work and employers to break down barriers to diversity. Since 2007, Working Chance has helped place more than 1000 women into jobs so that they can become role models to their children and communities." Rai, S. (2017).
Working Chance operated from Angel, Islington and also have offices in Manchester and HMP Downview.
Rai, S. (2017). Jocelyn Hillman founder of Working Chance awarded OBE > Working Chance. [online] Workingchance.org. Available at: http://www.workingchance.org/AboutUs/Ourblogs/tabid/1082/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/47/Jocel yn_Hillman_founder_of_Working_Chance_awarded_OBE.aspx [Accessed 7 Jun. 2017].