Member - Volunteers needed on Independent Monitoring Boards (IMB) at Dungavel House Immigration Removal Centre (IRC)

Body: Independent Monitoring Board (IMB)
Appointing Department: Ministry of Justice
Sectors: Prison & Policing, Regulation
Location: Dungavel House IRC, Strathaven, South Lanarkshire, ML10 6RF
Skills required: Regulation
Number of Vacancies: up to 3 vacancies
Remuneration: Unremunerated though reasonable expenses will be re-imbursed
Time Requirements: Approx.3 to 4 visits per month during probation year which may reduce to 2-3 visits per month and this can be flexible depending on the needs of the Board and the individual

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    21/07/2019 at 00:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement


Vacancy Description

We are currently looking for new volunteers to join IMB Dungavel House 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. 30 miles of the Detention Centre. You need to be enthusiastic, open minded, possess effective communication skills and have the ability to exercise sound, objective judgement.

Additional Information

Dungavel House Immigration Removal Centre is located near Strathaven in South Lanarkshire and accommodates 249 men and women. Dungavel holds those being detained under immigration powers pending their departure from the UK. Facilities include:




ICT Suite

Indoor Sports Hall

Fitness Suite

Five aside Football Pitch

Chapel, Mosque, and Multi-Faith Facilities



Inside every Detention Centre, 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 Detention Centre 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 to find out how being an IMB member can benefit you. Visit and view the short film ‘Joining the Independent Monitoring Board’ and hear current IMB members talking about their role.


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