Member - Volunteers needed on Independent Monitoring Boards (IMB) at HMP North Sea Camp.

Announced
Body: Independent Monitoring Board (IMB)
Appointing Department: Ministry of Justice
Sector: Prison & Policing
Location: HMP North Sea Camp, Croppers Lane, Freiston, Boston, Lincsl, PE22 0QX
Number of Vacancies: 3
Remuneration: Unremunerated though reasonable expenses will be re-imbursed
Time Requirements: Approx. 3 to 4 visits per month
Closing Date: 17/12/2017 00:00
Interviews: TBC – anticipated early January onwards

Vacancy Description

We are currently looking for new volunteers to join IMB Bure helping to ensure that proper standards of care and decency are maintained

Person Specification

Applicants do not need any special qualifications or experience as we will provide all necessary training and support. Candidates need to be over 18 years of age and live within approx. 40 miles of the prison. You need to be enthusiastic, open minded, possess effective communication skills and have the ability to exercise sound, objective judgement.

Additional Information

HMP North Sea Camp is a Category D Male Prison accommodating up to 420 prisoners. HMP North Sea Camp is a progressive category D open, rehabilitation prison where prisoners are called residents to help prepare them for life in the outside community. There is great respect by and for prisoners making it a good place to work. The prison has a working farm and extends over a large site which entails lots of walking. Anyone who is appointed and who is registered disabled will undertake a risk assessment so that appropriate support can be put in place for that person. Anyone with mobility issues may need to use their car to get to and from i.e. healthcare. It is very cold outside at the site in winter, but all buildings are warm. Inside every prison, there is an IMB – a group of ordinary members of the public doing an extraordinary job. IMB members are independent, unpaid and work an average of 4 visits per month depending on the needs of the Board and the individual. Members are the eyes and ears of Ministers and monitor the day-to-day life in their local prison to ensure that proper standards of care and decency are maintained. Your background can be as a student, a person of working age or retired. We welcome applications from people over 18 and are particularly keen to hear from those of working age and individuals from black and minority ethnic communities, since these groups are under-represented on the existing Boards. The role is about fairness and decency and is always rewarding, educational and challenging. Please click on www.imb.org.uk to find out how being an IMB member can benefit you. Visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuQ4WxirPlg and view the short film ‘Joining the Independent Monitoring Board’ and hear current IMB members talking about their role.

How to Apply

An application pack along with further details on how to apply is available from http://www.imb.org.uk/join-now/current-vacancies/.Completed applications should be emailed to IMBrecruitment@justice.gsi.gov.uk by the closing date. Alternatively, please telephone 020 3334 3265 providing your name and address and we will post one to you. Completed applications should be posted to IMB Secretariat, 9th Floor, Post Point 9.52, The Tower, 102 Petty France, London, SW1H 9AJ by the closing date
Reference Number: 641/North Sea Camp/2017 (to be quoted in all correspondence and on application form)

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