Volunteers needed on Independent Monitoring Boards (IMB) at HMP Woodhill

Closed
Body: Independent Monitoring Board
Appointing Department: Ministry of Justice
Sector: Prison & Policing
Location: HMP Woodhill, Tattenhoe Street, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK4 4DA
Skills required: Regulation
Number of Vacancies: 5
Remuneration: Unremunerated though reasonable expenses will be re-imbursed
Time Requirements: Approx. 4 to 5 visits per month during probation year, which then reduces to 3-4 visits per month and this can be flexible depending on the needs of the Board and the individual

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched

    30/09/2019

  • Closed for Applications

    10/11/2019

  • Panel Sift

    TBC

  • Final Interview Date

    TBC

  • Announcement

    TBC

Vacancy Description

We are currently looking for new volunteers to join IMB Woodhill 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 Woodhill is a High Security male prison which opened in 1992; it is a core local and resettlement establishment, serving courts across the Thames Valley Region as well as Northamptonshire. Woodhill has a dual role in that it also holds Category A prisoners. You will need to undertake Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and Counter Terrorism Checks (CTC) if successful. 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.

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