Independent Monitoring Board team at HMP Full Sutton looking for new recruits

The local Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) team at HMP Full Sutton is looking for people from all walks of life who live locally (within 30 miles) to join them.

Thursday, 1st July 2021, 9:15 am
The local Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) team at HMP Full Sutton is looking for people from all walks of life who live locally (within 30 miles) to join them.

Members monitor activity across the establishment, talk to prisoners and make sure they are treated fairly – and are given the support they need to stop reoffending and rebuild their lives.  

Every year the board writes a report that goes directly to the Prisons Minister.

Successful applicants have full access to the prison and its records (except Prisoner medical records) in order to undertake the role, and although it’s unpaid, travel, childcare and loss of earnings expenses are available. Training and support is provided.

Richard Terry, the current IMB chair at HMP Full Sutton, said: “It could be the most rewarding thing you have ever done. You can make a real difference to prison life, not just in responding to an individual prisoner’s request or complaint, but also by raising concerns about everything from crumbling buildings to people being kept in solitary confinement for too long.

“You see the criminal justice system from the inside and work as part of a really dedicated IMB team. Anyone over 18 can apply – prisoners come from all backgrounds and so should our members.”

Candidates undergo a selection and vetting process ahead of being formally appointed by Ministers in line with the Government’s public appointments process

Interested parties can find out more via the www.imb.org.uk website.