Host Organisation: Independent Monitoring Boards

Do you believe everyone in custody deserves to be treated fairly? If so, the Independent Monitoring Board is looking for people from all walks of life to join them.

Opportunity Interests: Ex-Offenders and Prisoners
Type of Activity: Trusteeship
Location: Cheshire East, Wilmslow, Cheshire West, Manchester, Liverpool
Days and Times for the Opportunity: Monday AM, Monday PM, Tuesday AM, Tuesday PM, Wednesday AM, Wednesday PM, Thursday AM, Thursday PM, Friday AM, Friday PM

We encourage applications from people from minority ethnic populations, women, and people with disabilities.

We are currently looking for new volunteers to join the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) at 12 prisons in the North West of England. The IMB helps to ensure that proper standards of care and decency are maintained. The time commitment is approximately 2 to 3 visits per month.

Closing date for applications is 22 May 2022.

Please visit the IMB website for further information and to apply.

Before you make an application, you may wish to find out more about what it’s like to volunteer with the IMB. We are holding a virtual open event on 12 May where you can hear from members about what they do for the IMB. You can use the same link above to register for the open event.

Volunteer Commitment: Long Term
Is a DBS check required for this role?: Yes
Skills and Qualifications Required:

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 approximately 30 miles of a prison. You need to be enthusiastic, open minded, possess effective communication skills and have the ability to exercise sound, objective judgement.

Are there any Gender or Age Restrictions?:
Do you have disabled access to the areas a volunteer would be sited?: No
Do you pay expenses?: Yes
If yes, for what and at what rate?:

This is an unpaid role, however, expenses will be reimbursed.

What support is available for the volunteer?:
What training is available for the volunteer?: