Member - Volunteers needed on Independent Monitoring Boards (IMB) at HMP Buckley HallClosed
|Body:||Independent Monitoring Board (IMB)|
|Appointing Department:||Ministry of Justice|
|Sectors:||Judicial, Prison & Policing, Prison & Policing, Regulation|
|Location:||HMP Buckley Hall, Buckley Hall Road, Rochdale OL12 9DP|
|Number of Vacancies:||3|
|Remuneration:||Unremunerated though reasonable expenses will be reimbursed|
|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. We also welcome applications from those who can visit weekends. Board meetings take place the second Tuesday of each month 10am - 12.00pm; however, members can use zoom/teleconference if they cannot attend the meeting. We can be flexible with time of Board meetings.|
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We are currently looking for new volunteers to join IMB Buckley 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. 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.
HMP Buckley Hall is a Category C male prison for men with over 16 months remaining on their sentence. It is a relatively small prison housing some 450 men. New members would be joining a settled and supportive Board which is well regarded within the prison. HMP Buckley Hall is a settled prison. In its latest HMIP Inspection, it was said “Buckley Hall is a very good prison. It has got the basics right and there is meaningful attention to detail that supports good outcomes for those detained”.
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.Return to Search