Vacancies at Reprieve – Frequently Asked Questions

Reprieve receives a substantial number of enquiries about our paid and voluntary vacancies, so we’ve put together this FAQ, with answers to some of the most common questions people generally ask us.

Paid roles

How does Reprieve recruit for paid positions? Should I send you my CV?

Any new paid employment vacancies are advertised on the “Work for Reprieve” page and via our employment mailing list (which you can sign up to here).

Because we have limited funding and office space, we only recruit for specific identified vacancies. This means that we don’t accept speculative applications for paid work.

Where are Reprieve based? Do you have offices around the UK or internationally?

Reprieve’s UK office is located in central London; we don’t have any offices elsewhere.

Reprieve provides funding for a small number of external Fellows. These funding agreements centre around a specific project critical to Reprieve’s ongoing casework, but which we’re unable to achieve solely through the resources available to our London-based staff. We currently fund Reprieve Fellows in Pakistan, Malawi, the USA and South East Asia.

When will you next have paid vacancies available?

It’s impossible to tell when new positions will become available, but if you sign up to our recruitment mailing list, you’ll get an email whenever new roles are advertised.

Volunteering

There are many ways to become involved in Reprieve’s work. You can support our campaigns, make a donation, work for Reprieve, or donate your time by volunteering with us. Whatever you choose to do, your contribution is valued by us.

Volunteering at Reprieve can take many forms. We operate a flexible programme that takes account of your interests and background and we ensure you have the opportunity to see the impact of your contribution at Reprieve and to learn from your time here. We reimburse volunteers for expenses incurred in the course of participating in our volunteer programme. When we have vacancies they are advertised here.

However, we are seeking to grow paid alternatives to the programme because we recognise that not everyone is in a position to volunteer.

How do you recruit for volunteers? Should I send you my CV?

All Reprieve volunteer vacancies are advertised on our “Volunteer for Reprieve” page and via our volunteer recruitment mailing list (which you can sign up to here).

Unfortunately because of the number of applications we receive, we do not accept speculative applications. Details of any current opportunities can be found at http://www.reprieve.org.uk/about/volunteer-for-reprieve/becoming-a-reprieve-volunteer-in-london/.

For placements in the USA, please see the application requirements at http://www.reprieve.org.uk/about/volunteer-for-reprieve/becoming-a-reprieve-volunteer-in-the-usa/ 

I work full-time. Can I volunteer during the evening or at weekends?

If you are interested in volunteering for Reprieve in the UK but work full-time, please consider adding your details to our Skills Bank instead: http://www.reprieve.org.uk/skillsbank. You can also look at out Get Involved page at http://www.reprieve.org.uk/getinvolved for other ideas on supporting Reprieve’s work.

Do you offer work experience placements, or work shadowing?

Reprieve doesn’t offer short-term work experience or shadowing placements, unfortunately. This is because our caseworkers deal with very heavy workloads, involving a high number of extremely complex cases.

In addition, the sensitive legal nature of our work means that we can’t offer in-office placements to anyone under the age of 18.

I have a question which isn’t covered here – please email applications@reprieve.org.uk