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
Sector: Prison & Policing
Location: Dungavel House IRC, Strathaven, South Lanarkshire, ML10 6RF
Number of Vacancies: 4
Remuneration: Unremunerated though reasonable expenses will be re-imbursed
Time Requirements: Approx. 3 to 4 visits per month during probation year, which then reduces to 2 to 3 visits per month and this, can be flexible depending on the needs of the Board and the individual. In addition, a Board meeting is held on the 2nd Thursday of each month.
Closing Date: 02/09/2018 00:00
Interviews: TBC – anticipated September 2018 onwards.

Vacancy Description

We are currently looking for new volunteers to join IMB Dungavel 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 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 and provides a wide-range of facilities to meet Detainees’ needs, including:

Accredited education courses
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 prison or 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 the existing Boards. The role is about fairness and decency and is always rewarding, educational and challenging.
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How to Apply

An application pack along with further details on how to apply is available from Completed applications should be emailed to 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: 815/Dungavel/2018 (to be quoted in all correspondence and on application form)

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