Member - Volunteers needed on Independent Monitoring Boards (IMB) Stocken

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Body: Independent Monitoring Board (IMB)
Appointing Department: Ministry of Justice
Sectors: Judicial, Prison & Policing, Prison & Policing, Regulation
Location: HMP Stocken 2 Stocken Hall Rd, Stretton, Oakham LE15 7RD
Skills required: Regulation
Number of Vacancies: 2
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. 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.

Person Specification

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

Additional Information

HMP Stocken is a Category C Training establishment holding 1050 men serving long sentences with a second new house block for 200 men due to open in 2023. As a training prison all men are expected to work which can include attending education. The prison is set in a rural location just off the A1 in Rutland. There is no public transport so a car is needed. The site is large and spread out and it takes at least 10 minutes to walk to the far end of the 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 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.  Please click on www.imb.org.uk to find out how being an IMB member can benefit you.

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