We are currently looking for new volunteers to join the IMB Nottingham. Our members help to ensure that proper standards of care and decency are maintained.
Candidates need to be over 18 years of age and live within approx. 25 miles of the prison. Applicants do not need any special qualifications or experience as we will provide all necessary training and support. You need to be enthusiastic, open minded, possess effective communication skills and have the ability to exercise sound, objective judgement.HMP Nottingham is a category B adult male and YOI establishment, serving primarily the counties of Nottingham and Derby and those cities. Around 30% of prisoners are on remand awaiting trial with a similar percentage designated category C and a small number of category D. In addition, a small amount of capacity is reserved for men being detained under immigration powers who are unsuitable for an immigration removal centre The Board meets on every second Tuesday of 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 www.imb.org.uk to find out how being an IMB member can benefit you.