Member - Volunteers needed on Independent Monitoring Boards (IMB) at HMYOI Brinsford

Body: Independent Monitoring Board (IMB)
Appointing Department: Ministry of Justice
Sectors: Prison & Policing, Regulation
Location: HMYOI Brinsford, New Road, Featherstone, Wolverhampton, WV10 7PY
Skills required: Regulation
Number of Vacancies: up to 2 vacancies
Remuneration: Unremunerated though reasonable expenses will be re-imbursed
Time Requirements: Approx. 3-4 visits per month during the probation period, later reducing to 2-3 visits per month, plus board meetings.
Closing Date: 28/04/2019 00:00
Interviews: TBC – anticipated May 2019

Vacancy Description

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


Person Specification

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

Additional Information

HMP Brinsford is situated on the outskirts of Wolverhampton and on the same site as HMP Featherstone and HMP Oakwood. Access to the establishment by public transport is poor. Brinsford holds male prisoners – mainly young adults (18-21) and a few Category C adults. 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 to find out how being an IMB member can benefit you. Visit 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 Completed applications should be emailed to 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, 3rd Floor, Post Point 2, 10 South Colonnade, London, E14 4PH by the closing date

by the closing date

Reference Number:   938/Brinsford/2019 (to be quoted in all correspondence and on application form)

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