Member - Volunteers needed on Independent Monitoring Boards (IMB) at HMP LewesClosed
|Body:||Independent Monitoring Board (IMB)|
|Appointing Department:||Ministry of Justice|
|Sectors:||Judicial, Prison & Policing, Prison & Policing, Regulation|
|Location:||HMP Lewes, 1 Brighton Road, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1EA.|
|Number of Vacancies:||4|
|Remuneration:||Unremunerated though reasonable expenses will be re-imbursed|
|Time Requirements:||Approx. 2 to 3 visits per month. Some additional reading and phone involvement which can be done from home.|
Closed for Applications
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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.
We are currently looking for new volunteers to join IMB Lewes helping to ensure that proper standards of care and decency are maintained.
HMP Lewes is a male Category B prison, in the centre of Lewes. It was originally built in the 1850’s. The prison is located within the town and a 20 minutes’ walk or short bus ride from the train station. On street parking is available nearby.
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 for 2 – 3 visits per month depending on the needs of the Board and the individual. Board meeting is at 10am on the first Tuesday of each month. Some meetings will be via Zoom. 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.Return to Search