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

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Body: Independent Monitoring Board (IMB)
Appointing Department: Ministry of Justice
Sectors: Judicial, Prison & Policing, Prison & Policing, Regulation
Location: HMP Rye Hill, Willoughby, Nr Rugby, Warwickshire, CV23 8SZ
Skills required: Regulation
Number of Vacancies: 4
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

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched

    21/03/2022

  • Closed for Applications

    08/05/2022

  • Panel Sift

    TBC

  • Final Interview Date

    TBC

  • 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. (enter mileage) 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 HMP Rye Hill helping to ensure that proper standards of care and decency are maintained.

Additional Information

HMP Rye Hill, located in a rural setting near the village of Willoughby in Warwickshire, as such public transport is infrequent and own transport is necessary. Rye Hill is part of the Long-Term High Security Estate and holds 600 males. An expansion programme is under way to increase capacity to 1100. We aim to strengthen the Board by recruiting from underrepresented groups.

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.

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