Member - Volunteers needed on Independent Monitoring Boards (IMB) at HMP LeedsClosed
|Body:||Independent Monitoring Board (IMB)|
|Appointing Department:||Ministry of Justice|
|Sectors:||Judicial, Prison & Policing, Prison & Policing, Regulation|
|Location:||HMP Leeds, 2 Gloucester Terrace, Stanningley Road, Leeds, LS12 2TJ|
|Number of Vacancies:||8|
|Remuneration:||Unremunerated though reasonable expenses will be re-imbursed|
|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.|
Closed for Applications
07/08/2022 at 00:00
Final Interview Date
We are currently looking for new volunteers to join IMB Leeds 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 Leeds is a busy category B prison holding up to 1110 men who may be on remand, convicted or sentenced. situated in the Armley area of Leeds, the prison is served by good transport links (bus and train). Originally built in the Victorian era, the prison has been extended over the years to provide 2 new wings. All wings have several landings accessible by stairways. Applicants should be aware that access to many buildings and departments involves steps and stairs and is unsuitable for wheelchair users or those with severe mobility problems.
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