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

Body: Independent Monitoring Board (IMB)
Appointing Department: Ministry of Justice
Sector: Prison & Policing
Location: HMP Rye Hill, Willoughby, Nr Rugby, Warwickshire, CV23 8SZ
Skills required: Regulation
Number of Vacancies: up to 4
Remuneration: Unremunerated though reasonable expenses will be re-imbursed
Time Requirements: Approx. 4 visits per month during probation year which may later reduce, this can be flexible depending on the needs of the Board and the individual

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched

    04/11/2019

  • Closed for Applications

    19/01/2020

  • Panel Sift

    TBC

  • Final Interview Date

    February 2020

  • 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. 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.

Person Specification

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

Additional Information

HMP Rye Hill is situated in the village of Willougby, near Rugby, in Warwickshire. It opened in early 2001 as a purpose built training prison. 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 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

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. 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, Post Point 2, 3rd Floor, 10 South Colonnade, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4PH by the closing date.

Reference Number: 1019/Rye Hill/2019 (to be quoted in all correspondence and on application form)

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