Member - Volunteers needed on Independent Monitoring Boards (IMB) at HMP Channings Wood & HMP YOI Exeter.

Body: Independent Monitoring Board (IMB)
Appointing Department: Ministry of Justice
Sector: Prison & Policing
Location: HMP Channings Wood and HMP YOI Exeter
Number of Vacancies: 4 vacancies at HMP Channings Wood and 1 vacancy at HMP YOI Exeter.
Remuneration: Unremunerated though reasonable expenses will be re-imbursed
Time Requirements: Approx.3 - 4 visits per month
Closing Date: 10/06/2018 00:00
Interviews: mid/late June

Vacancy Description

We are currently looking for new volunteers to join IMB Channings Wood and IMB Exeter 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 HMP Channings Wood and 30 miles of HMP YOI Exeter. You need to be enthusiastic, open minded, possess effective communication skills and have the ability to exercise sound, objective judgement.

Additional Information

HMP Channings Wood is a Category C male prison. The prison houses offenders serving a wide range of sentence lengths and predominantly receives new arrivals from local prisons across the South West area.

HMP YOI Exeter is a traditional inner-city prison (built in the 1850s) which holds around 500 young male offenders and older remand and sentenced prisoners received primarily from courts within the South West. It is located in the centre of Exeter, close to Exeter Central Station.

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 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 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 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.

How to Apply

An application pack along with further details on how to apply is available from 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: 680/Channings Wood / Exeter/2018 (to be quoted in all correspondence and on application form). Please specify on your application form which prison establishment you are interested in.

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