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Independent Monitoring Board Member

Independent Monitoring Board

About the opportunity

Here's an offer you don't see every day - the chance to monitor the standards in your local prison. We are currently looking for new volunteers to join the Independent Monitoring Boards (IMB) within HMP Foston Hall, Derby, DE65 5DN helping to ensure that proper standards of care and decency are maintained. HMP Foston Hall is a closed women's prison located in the village of Foston, 13 miles east of Derby and 12 miles south of Ashbourne. The prison accommodates 290 prisoners including both sentenced and remand prisoners and adult and young offenders. You do not need any special qualifications or experience as we will provide all necessary training and support. You need to be enthusiastic, open minded, possess effective communication skills and have the ability to exercise sound, objective judgment. We welcome applications from people over 18 and are particularly keen to hear from young people, those of working age and individuals from black and minority ethnic communities, since these groups are under-represented on the existing Boards. New Board Members will join the existing Members of each Board monitoring the prison, talking to prisoners and staff and attending the monthly Board Meeting. Typically, this will take 3 days per month and can be flexible depending on the needs of the Board and the individual. The work is unpaid and expenses will be covered. While there is no minimum length of time for a Board Member to serve, the maximum length of service is 15 years.

What are they looking for?



Willingness to take responsibility

Ability to challenge

Ability to maintain confidentiality



Good team work skills

Effective communication skills

When can you do this role?

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This is a Part Time opportunity.

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Thanks to The Volunteer Centre Chesterfield & NE Derbyshire for providing this opportunity.

35 Rose Hill,
S40 1TT

Telephone: 01246 276777

Opportunity last updated on Wednesday 19 February 2014.