Violence reduction programme coursework assessor

Violence reduction programme coursework assessor

Ongoing role
At a glance


  • Advice / Advocacy
  • Mentoring / Coaching
  • Social care / Counselling
  • Teaching / Education
  • Training


Shoreditch, N1 6HT
Remote opportunity
Travel limit? none


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
1-3 hours / week or 3-7 hours / week
We expect our volunteers to be available for up to four hours per week, subject to the level of demand.

We produce almost 500 reports per year for prisoners who take our violence reduction courses. We need volunteers with empathy, understanding and good writing skills to join our network of report writers.

What will you be doing?

Almost 500 prisoners a year complete our six-week distance learning course, which helps them get better at avoiding violence, managing anger and handling conflict. You will be one of our network of volunteers who assess the participants' coursework, to evaluate how well they have met the course objectives. 

What are we looking for?

We're seeking people with a background in social care, mental health and/or education, who have high levels of empathy and attention to detail, to help us review the reports, and work with us to improve their quality.

Empathy. Understanding. Perception. A willingness to suspend judgement, and ability to put yourself in the other person's shoes. Attention to detail. Advanced writing skills. Emotional intelligence combined with objectivity. 

What difference will you make?

From the feedback that we receive from participants, we know that our course can turn people's lives around. It's the start of a 'new me'. The assessments we write are fundamental to this process and you will be ensuring that they are produced to the highest possible standard, to achieve maximum impact.

Currently, the number of reviewers we have limits the number of assessments we can send out, and thus the number of enrolments we can process. Your contribution will have a direct impact on the number of people who can take our course.

  • Community safety / victim support / domestic violence
  • Counselling / advice
  • Criminal justice
  • Mental health
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    Who we are

    The Alternatives to Violence Project is a network of skilled volunteers who run workshops for anyone who wants to find ways of resolving...