Member - Volunteers needed on Independent Monitoring Boards (IMB)Closed
|Body:||Independent Monitoring Board (IMB)|
|Appointing Department:||Ministry of Justice|
|Sectors:||Judicial, Prison & Policing, Prison & Policing, Regulation|
|Location:||HMP Leyhill, Tortworth Road, Wotton Under Edge, GL12 8BT.|
|Number of Vacancies:||2|
|Remuneration:||Unremunerated though reasonable expenses will be re-imbursed|
|Time Requirements:||Approx. 2 to 3 visits per month although this may be slightly higher during the first year of training. This can be flexible depending on the needs of the Board and the individual. Board meetings are held the 4th Wednesday of every month at 1pm.|
Closed for Applications
08/08/2021 at 00:00
Final Interview Date
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. 25 miles of the prison.
You need to be enthusiastic, open minded, possess effective communication skills and have the ability to exercise sound, objective judgement.
We are currently looking for new volunteers to join IMB Leyhill helping to ensure that proper standards of care and decency are maintained.
HMP Leyhill is a male Cat D open prison situated just off Junction 14 of the M5 between Bristol and Gloucester. Capacity is 515 prisoners who are housed in 3 residential units which are set in spacious grounds. Most facilities were purpose built in the 20th century with major works now ongoing to upgrade the fabric.
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 complete an average of 2-3 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 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.
Please note that some of our recruitment practices may be adapted in light of restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, tours may not be available and interviews may take place via ZOOM.
As part of the recruitment process you will be informed about any local arrangements in place to adapt recruitment processes in light of COVID-19.Return to Search