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

Body: Independent Monitoring Board (IMB)
Appointing Department: Ministry of Justice
Sectors: Judicial, Prison & Policing, Prison & Policing, Regulation
Location: HMP Featherstone
Skills required: Regulation
Number of Vacancies: 6
Remuneration: Unremunerated though reasonable expenses will be re-imbursed
Time Requirements: Approx. 2 - 3 visits per month during probation year and this can be flexible depending on the needs of the Board and the individual. Board Meeting is the second Friday morning of every month. Summer (August) may vary due to holidays of members.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched

    31/05/2021

  • Closed for Applications

    11/07/2021 at 00:00

  • Panel Sift

    TBC

  • Final Interview Date

    TBC

  • Announcement

    TBC

Vacancy Description

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 prisons.

You need to be enthusiastic, open minded, possess effective communication skills and have the ability to exercise sound, objective judgement.

Person Specification

We are currently looking for new volunteers to IMB Featherstone helping to ensure that proper standards of care and decency are maintained.

Additional Information

HMP Featherstone is a Category C male prisoner situated between Wolverhampton and Stafford. There are some accessibility issue (stairs).

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 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 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.

Reference Number:  1113/Featherstone/2021 (to be quoted in all correspondence and on application form)

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