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

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Body: Independent Monitoring Board (IMB)
Appointing Department: Ministry of Justice
Sector: Regulation
Location: HMP Exeter
Skills required: Regulation
Number of Vacancies: up to 2 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 - 3 visits per month and this can be flexible depending on the needs of the Board and the individual

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched

    03/02/2020

  • Closed for Applications

    01/03/2020

  • Panel Sift

    TBC

  • Final Interview Date

    TBC

  • Announcement

    TBC

Vacancy Description

We are currently looking for new volunteers to join 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. 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.

Additional Information

HMP Exeter is a typical inner city establishment built in the 1850s and situated close to Exeter Central Station. It is a Cat B establishment receiving young adult male and older remand and sentenced prisoners primarily from Courts across the South West. During 2020 the intention is that the establishment will become a Reception and Resettlement prison. 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 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.

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