Member - Volunteers needed on Independent Monitoring Boards (IMB) at HMP Doncaster

Body: Independent Monitoring Board (IMB)
Appointing Department: Ministry of Justice
Sector: Prison & Policing
Location: HMP Doncaster
Skills required: Regulation
Number of Vacancies: 6
Remuneration: Unremunerated though reasonable expenses will be reimbursed
Time Requirements: Approx. 3 - 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. The Board meets First Monday each month. 12.30 or 17.30
Closing Date: 09/06/2019 00:00
Interviews: Week commencing 17th June 2019

Vacancy Description

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

Additional Information

HMP Doncaster is close to Doncaster town centre & accessible by bus & train as well as by car. HMP Doncaster is a local prison for South Yorkshire. Work with our IMB offers the chance for a very interesting, varied volunteering opportunity.

We regret that we cannot reimburse expenses incurred in attending familiarisation visits or interviews. 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 3 – 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, 3rd Floor, Post Point 2, 10 South Colonnade, London E14 4PH, by the closing date

Reference Number:              950/Doncaster/2019 (to be quoted in all correspondence and on application form)

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