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HMP Lindholme seeks volunteers

11th July 2019
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HMP Lindholme is close to Hatfield Woodhouse and Doncaster, a Category C training prison, with around 1,000 prisoners. The Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) perform vital roles for Ministers and the public providing an unbiased oversight of the prison. Members are unpaid but do claim costs for travel and financial loss. Duties include; monitoring fairness and humanity, the range and adequacy of programmes, taking prisoner applications, raising concerns with the Governor and reporting annually to the Minister.

Applicants must be over 18 with a very mature outlook on life and live within 30 miles of the prison. All are welcomed who are interested, to strive and to achieve a balanced board. Applicants must possess the interest and time, about five days a month, to make a full contribution, which can include callouts to the prison (at any time) for incidents, so full training is given. Members are open minded, committed to diversity, equality and human rights, able to challenge, with the ability to maintain confidentiality, they are good team players and have the willingness to take responsibility.

If you’re attracted to this crucial and inspiring role, application packs and details are available from www.justice.gov.uk/jobs/independent-monitoring-board or, call 02033 343265 with your details and an application will be sent to you. A tour is arranged, it is then for you to make a decision as to whether you wish to continue the application. Completed applications must be emailed to; IMBrecruitment@justice.gsi.gov.uk or to, IMB Secretariat, Post Point 2, Third Floor, 10 South Colonnade, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4PH, by the closing date, 18th August 2019 quoting the campaign reference ‘966/Lindholme/2019’ on all forms.