Aug 212015

Member - Volunteers needed on Independent Monitoring Boards (IMB) at HMP Hindley

Appointing Body: Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) MoJ
Department: Ministry of Justice
Sectors: Judicial, Prison & Policing
Location: HM Prison Hindley, Gibson Street, Bickershaw, Wigan WN2 5TH
Number of Vacancies: 4
Remuneration: Unremunerated though reasonable expenses will be re-imbursed
Time Requirements: Approx 4 to 5 days per month during probation year which then reduces to 3 to 4 days per month and this can be flexible depending on the needs of the Board and the individual
Closing Date: 20/09/2015 at 00:00
Interviews: TBC – anticipated October 2015 onwards

Vacancy Description

We are currently looking for new volunteers to join IMB Hindley helping to ensure that proper standards or 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 judgment.

Additional Information

HMP Hindley HMP and YOI Hindley opened in 1961 becoming a youth custody centre in 1983. In April 2009 Hindley became a dedicated centre for offenders under the age of 18. In December 2013 Hindley rerolled to a split site to also house Young Offenders (18-21 year olds) on 2 designated units (Elm and Fir Units). 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 days 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 to find out how being an IMB Member can benefit you. Visit and view the short film ‘Joining the Independent Monitoring Board’ and hear current IMB Members talking about their role.

How to Apply

An application pack along with further details on how to apply is available from Completed applications should be emailed to by the closing date. Alternatively, please telephone 020 3334 3265 providing your name and address and we will post one to you. Completed applications should be posted to IMB Secretariat, 9th Floor, Post Point 9.52, The Tower, 102 Petty France, London, SW1H 9AJ by the closing date
Reference Number: 344/Hindey/2015 (to be quoted in all correspondence and on application form)

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