Member - Volunteers needed on Independent Monitoring Boards (IMB) Usk/PrescoedClosed
|Body:||Independent Monitoring Board (IMB)|
|Appointing Department:||Ministry of Justice|
|Sectors:||Judicial, Prison & Policing, Prison & Policing, Regulation|
|Location:||HMP Usk/Prescoed 47 Maryport St, Usk NP15 1XP|
|Number of Vacancies:||3|
|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|
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We are currently looking for new volunteers to join IMB Usk / Prescoed 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. 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.
Two different prisons but with a common aim of preparing men for release with meaningful employment to go into. HMP Usk is a closed prison. HMP Prescoed, being an open prison, has a different feel about it. Although there is a regime to follow, the atmosphere is more relaxed than at HMP Usk. At both establishments there is a regime of mutual respect and there is a good relationship between the IMB and staff (at all levels) where meaningful challenge is welcomed.
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.
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