Volunteers – Independent Monitoring Boards – HMP Lewes and HMP Ford

Independent Monitoring Boards

Register your Interest

We encourage applications from people from minority ethnic communities, young people, those of working age, and people with disabilities, as these groups are under-represented on our existing Boards.

We are currently looking for new volunteers to join the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) at 10 prisons across the Kent, Surrey and Sussex region (at HMP Coldingley, Cookham Wood, East Sutton Park, Elmley, Ford, Lewes, Maidstone, Rochester, Standford Hill, and Swaleside). 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 11 September 2022. Campaign reference, to be quoted on application, is 1274/KSS Cluster/2022.


Skills

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

Benefits

  • Communication
  • Monitoring
  • Trustee experience

Practical Considerations

This is an unpaid, voluntary role, but we pay your travel expenses and in certain circumstances, some loss of earnings and childcare/carer costs.

When do I need to be available?

Details The time commitment is approximately 2 to 3 visits per month.
Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Where does this role take place?

HMP Lewes
1 Brighton Rd
Lewes
BN7 1EA

HMP Ford
Ford Rd
Arundel
BN18 0BX

Register your Interest

  • Details
  • Disabled Access
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
    We pay your travel expenses and in certain circumstances, some loss of earnings and childcare/carer costs.
  • 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)
    Must be over 18 years
  • Support on Offer
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
  • Training