26 July 2022
Recruitment is open for Islanders wishing to become members of the Independent Prison Monitoring Board (IPMB).
The board was established in 2017 and is made up of volunteers who are responsible for monitoring the treatment of prisoners and all matters that affect their welfare, such as education and medical attention.
Members of the IPMB make regular visits to HMP La Moye to check the conditions and the treatment of prisoners and ensure that their welfare and human rights are being upheld. They will also attend monthly meetings, regular training sessions and deal with queries from prisoners relating to prison management.
All positions are for an initial four-year term, and DBS checks will take place during the recruitment process.
There will be two information sessions held at the Jersey Library for Islanders that are interested in the role, to learn more:
- Tuesday 26th July 12 – 2pm
- Thursday 28th July 5 – 7pm
Minister for Home Affairs, Deputy Helen Miles said: "This is a wonderful opportunity for Islanders to give back to their community, while being part of an important and worthwhile project.
“I would really encourage those from more diverse backgrounds to apply to the board; HMP La Moye houses a diverse range of prisoners, and in order to best represent them, we need a diverse board too.”
For further information on the role, please contact Sarah Elvidge at firstname.lastname@example.org.