Regional Voluntary Justice Appointments (Archive)

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

Independent Monitoring Board (IMB)
Appointing Department
Ministry of Justice
Judicial, Prison & Policing, Prison & Policing, Regulation
HMP Hull, Hedon Road, Hull, HU9 5LS
Skills required
Number of Vacancies
Unremunerated though reasonable expenses will be re-imbursed
Time Requirements
Approx. 2 to 3 visits per month although this may be slightly higher during the first year of training. This can be flexible depending on the needs of the Board and the individual.

Campaign Timeline

  1. Competition Launched


  2. Closed for Applications

    17/07/2022 at 00:00

  3. Panel Sift


  4. Final Interview Date


  5. Announcement


Vacancy Description

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.40 miles of the prison.

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

Person Specification

We are currently looking for new volunteers to join IMB Hull helping to ensure that proper standards of care and decency are maintained.

Additional Information

HMP Hull is a category B/C local prison providing custodial care for a diverse population of men. The board would welcome candidates from all walks of life who feel that they want to participate in ensuring that prisoners are treats in a fair and just manner while they serve their sentence and gain skills necessary to rehabilitate and make positive contributions to their community when they re-enter society. We are a friendly and accommodating board, prepared to take a flexible approach to help you join our team.

The IMB at Hull can accommodate all of the pressures of time and availability of members but on average each member is expected to undertake a rota visit, a specialist meeting and the board meeting each month.

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 complete an average of 2-3 visits 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 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

Applicants can find further information and apply online via the IMB website

In exceptional circumstances a paper copy of the application may be possible applicants should contact in the first instance.

Please note that some of our recruitment practices may be adapted in light of restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, tours may not be available and interviews may take place via ZOOM. As part of the recruitment process you will be informed about any local arrangements in place to adapt recruitment processes in light of COVID-19.

Reference Number: 1178/Hull/ 2021 (to be quoted in all correspondence and on application form)