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

Announced
Body: Independent Monitoring Board (IMB)
Appointing Department: Ministry of Justice
Sectors: Prison & Policing, Regulation
Location: Heathrow IRC, Colnbrook Bypass, Harmondsworth, West Drayton, Middlesex UB7 0FX
Skills required: Regulation
Number of Vacancies: up to 13 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 to 3 visits per month and this can be flexible depending on the needs of the Board and the individual
Closing Date: 15/09/2019 00:00
Interviews: 1st October 2019 (We regret that we cannot reimburse expenses incurred in attending familiarisation visits or interviews).

Vacancy Description

We are currently looking for new volunteers to join IMB Heathrow IRC 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 Heathrow IRC. You need to be enthusiastic, open minded, possess effective communication skills and have the ability to exercise sound, objective judgement.

Additional Information

Heathrow IRC is based on A4 Colnbrook Bypass, West Drayton, UB7 0FX, close to Heathrow Airport. Members will be allocated to one of the two IRC buildings, Harmondsworth or Colnbrook. 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 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, 3rd Floor, Post Point 2, 10 South Colonnade, London, E14 4PH by the closing date

Reference Number:   978/Heathrow IRC/2019 (to be quoted in all correspondence and on application form)

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