Member to the Independent Monitoring Board of the Military Corrective Training Centre

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Body: IMBMCTC
Appointing Department: Ministry of Defence
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Communities, Defence, Education, Health, Judicial, Prison & Policing, Prison & Policing
Location: Colchester
Skills required: HR
Number of Vacancies: 6
Remuneration: Voluntary but reasonable travel and subsistence expenses paid.
Time Requirements: 6 board meetings per year plus minimum 6 rostered weeks - see additional information

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched

    12/06/2019

  • Closed for Applications

    13/09/2019

  • Panel Sift

    23/09/2019

  • Final Interview Date

    05th and 06th November 2019

  • Announcement

    TBC

 

Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

The Independent Monitoring Board for the Military Corrective Training Centre has an important role in monitoring the fair treatment of Armed Forces detainees held within MCTC. The Board is expected to raise matters of concern with the Commandant of the MCTC and the Provost Marshal (Army) in the capacity as Inspector of Service Custody Premises.  The Independent Monitoring Board report annually to the Secretary of State for Defence.

The IMB consists of volunteers from a diverse background who have access to all areas of the MCTC and must satisfy themselves with the conditions, the administration and the treatment of detainees. No formal qualifications or experience. Induction and training will be received on assumption of the post and you will be allocated a mentor for up to twelve months. This is a monitoring role and it must be stressed the Board Members are not inspectors.

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 fifteen years.

Person Specification

Listening skills, sound judgment and an enquiring mind are essential for this role. Most communication between members is carried out via email so efficient IT skills and access to the internet would be an asset.  Experience of report writing and interviewing skills would be beneficial but will be taught during the training. Applications from females and the BAME are strongly encouraged to ensure that the board promotes inclusion and celebrates diversity.

Additional Information

6 board meetings annually (The Board normally meets at 10.00 and meetings last about three hours). Members are required to be on call for at least 6 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.

Appointments subject to successful DBS check. Members may be required to attend at very short notice so it is essential that applicants live within 30 miles of the Military Corrective Training Centre (CO2 9NU). Travelling expenses and a subsistence allowance is paid where appropriate.

PANEL MEMBERS:

Chair – Graham Cross

Independent Member – Stephen Penfold

Both of the above have no declared political affiliations

Attachments
21530_IMBMCTC_Information_Pack-O
21530_IMBMCTC_EOI-O
21530_IMBMCTC_Diversity-Form
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