Communications coaching and peer support
Clinks have launched an exciting opportunity for voluntary organisations working in the criminal justice system to receive free specialist coaching to improve your communications. Organisations working in the criminal justice system can apply for free, flexible and tailored coaching and peer support from communications specialist Gemma Buckland.
This offer is for free communications coaching through a mixture of one-to-one and group support. The support will be flexible and tailored to the needs of the individual and the organisation they represent.
We want to help you to build support for your work and your ideas for policy through communications tools and techniques. We will offer up to a full day of support per month to be delivered between December 2022 and March 2023.
Examples of how our specialist can support you include:
Advice about how to develop a voice on a particular policy issue
Drafting a response to a specific consultation or other government communication
Guidance in creating a communications or campaign strategy
Support to build the communications capacity of an individual staff member or team
This offer is part of Stronger Voice, a programme funded by the Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales to help the voluntary sector working in criminal justice to develop a unified and influential voice.
About the Coach:
Gemma Buckland is Director of Do It Justice, a research and advocacy consultancy. Gemma has more than twenty years’ experience working with government, MPs, and in academia, including for twelve years as an advisor to the Justice Select Committee.
This opportunity is specifically for individuals employed or volunteering with a voluntary organisation working in the criminal justice system. Preference will be given to organisations specialising in working with women or racially minoritised people and those with an annual income of under £750,000.
All applicants must have the capacity to engage and incorporate the advice provided (all tailored to the size of your organisation).
How to apply:
If you are interested in applying, please complete this online form (10 mins) and we will get back to you to discuss what you hope to achieve through receiving specialist coaching support.
We are looking to support multiple organisations through this work, but spaces are limited. Please apply by Friday 25 November 2022 to guarantee that your application is considered.
If you would like to ask a question about this opportunity, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Senior Policy Officer Olivia Dehnavi at email@example.com or on 07590831557.
Latest on Twitter
.@hibiscuscharity have launched a report - funded by Clinks - which explores the complex issues faced by Black, minoritised and migrant women in contact with the CJS and the resulting impacts on their mental health.
Read the report here: https://hibiscusinitiatives.org.uk/media/2023/06/rmc-mental-health-report-document.pdf