Independent monitoring team volunteer

Independent Monitoring Board (Brighton, Hove and Lewes)

Register your Interest

The Independent Monitoring Board at HMP Lewes is looking for volunteers to monitor life in the prison and help make sure prisoners are treated fairly and humanely.


  • No specific skills or experience required but volunteers should be robust and be able handle themselves in a prison environment.
  • Extensive training and shadowing of experienced Board Members will be given from the outset.
  • Requires an element of IT literacy.


  • A chance to make a real difference to peoples lives.
  • A chance of become part of well respected team.
  • A chance to be involved with and support some of the most vulnerable people in society. 

Practical Considerations

Commitment of 3-4 days a month.

Some remote working possible but will require regular visits to Lewes so living within 25 minutes of the town is recommended.

When do I need to be available?

Details Applications close on 24 April 2022 Complete application form online:
Morning Afternoon Evening

Where does this role take place?

HMP Lewes
1 Brighton Road
East Sussex

Register your Interest

  • Details
  • Disabled Access
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Other
  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
  • Support on Offer
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
  • Training