Independent Monitoring Board of the Military Corrective Training Centre (IMBMCTC) – Members 10068

Body: Independent Monitoring Board of the Military Corrective Training Centre
Appointing Department: Ministry of Defence
Sector: Defence
Location: Military Corrective Training Centre (MCTC) in Colchester
Number of Vacancies: 7
Remuneration: Unpaid voluntary post although travel expenses and a subsistence allowance is paid where appropriate.
Time Requirements: Time Requirements: 6 board meetings a year. The Board normally meets at 10.00 and meetings last about three hours.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications


  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement


Closed for applications at 23:00 on 12/01/2018. Interviews will be held between 12 - 14 February 2018


Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

The Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) has an important role in monitoring the fair treatment of detainees held within Military Corrective Training Centre (MCTC). The Board is expected to raise matters of concern with the Commandant and the Inspector of Military Establishments and is required to report annually to the Secretary of State for Defence. The Centre provides detention facilities for men and women of the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force.

Members have access to all areas of MCTC and must satisfy themselves as to the state of the premises, the administration and the treatment of detainees. There is no formal training but new members will be allocated a mentor for up to twelve months. Initial appointment is for a period of five years and the maximum time that any member may serve on the board is a period of ten years.

This is a monitoring role and it must be stressed the Board Members are not inspectors.

Person Specification

Successful candidates for this role will demonstrate ability in the following areas:

  • Report writing and interviewing skills
  • Patience, listening skills and an enquiring mind.
  • IT skills and access to the internet.

Knowledge and experience of the Armed Forces would be particularly welcome but not essential.

The Board is required to consist of at least two Magistrates, therefore candidates who hold this appointment would be welcome.

Additional Information

On Call Requirements: Members are required to be on call for at least 4 rostered weeks a year but would not be expected to make more than one visit to the establishment during a rostered week. This will involve visiting MCTC and listening to any applications that have been made by detainees. In the event of a serious incident, members who are on call could be required to attend at very short notice. However, other members can substitute if a particular member is unavailable.

IMBCTC- 10068 Expression of Interest
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