Member - Volunteers needed on Independent Monitoring Boards (IMB) at HMP/YOI New HallClosed
|Body:||Independent Monitoring Board (IMB)|
|Appointing Department:||Ministry of Justice|
|Sector:||Judicial, Prison & Policing|
|Location:||HMP/YOI New Hall|
|Number of Vacancies:||up to 8|
|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 to 3 visits per month and this can be flexible depending on the needs of the Board and the individual|
Closed for Applications
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We are currently looking for new volunteers to join IMB Swansea 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. 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.
HMP/YOI New Hall is a closed women’s prison and can accommodate up to 425 residents, both convicted and on remand. Situated in a rural area mid-way between Huddersfield and Wakefield, there is a lengthy walk from the bus stop to the prison and so the post would be best suited to those who drive or have access to a car. There is ample car parking on site. Wings within the prison are scattered over a relatively compact area but an amount of outdoor walking between buildings is required to be done in all weathers. New Hall is close to the M1 and M62 motorways. 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.
1038/New Hall/2020 (to be quoted in all correspondence and on application form)
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