Member - Volunteers needed on Independent Monitoring Boards (IMB) at HMP/YOI Foston HallAnnounced
|Body:||Independent Monitoring Board (IMB)|
|Appointing Department:||Ministry of Justice|
|Sector:||Prison & Policing|
|Location:||HMP/YOI Foston Hall, Foston, Derby, Derbyshire, DE65 5DN|
|Number of Vacancies:||4|
|Remuneration:||Unremunerated though reasonable expenses will be re-imbursed|
|Time Requirements:||Approx. 4 to 5 visits per month during probation year which may reduce to 3 visits per month and this can be flexible depending on the needs of the Board and the individual.|
|Closing Date:||27/05/2018 00:00|
We are currently looking for new volunteers to join IMB Foston Hall helping to ensure that proper standards of care and decency are maintained.
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. 30 miles of the prison. You need to be enthusiastic, open minded, possess effective communication skills and have the ability to exercise sound, objective judgement.
HMP Foston Hall is a women’s closed category prison and Young Offenders Institution, situated on the A50 between Derby and Uttoxeter. Public transport access is very limited so a driving licence is essential. The prison accommodates both sentenced and remand prisoners. Remand prisoners make up 20% of the population. Of the sentenced prisoners, approximately 20% are serving short sentences of under 12 months, resulting in a high turnover in the population. Approximately 40% of sentenced prisoners are serving sentences of 5 years or more, or indeterminate sentences. 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: 789/Foston Hall/2018 (to be quoted in all correspondence and on application form)