Are you looking for a volunteer role with a difference? Do you care about the fair and humane treatment of prisoners and the state of our prisons?

As part of a team of IMB volunteers, you'll be the eyes and ears of the public, appointed by Ministers, to independently monitor day-to-day life in a prison.

We’re currently recruiting, including for HMP Oakwood at Featherstone, near Wolverhampton where the closing date to apply is 17 October 2021.

It's an opportunity to make sure prisoners are being treated humanely and given the chance to change their lives, for their benefit and ours.

You could be talking to prisoners, checking they are being given access to healthcare and training or observing how well those at risk of self-harm are being treated.

You will also play an important role in dealing with problems faced by prisoners, which could range from lost property to serious bullying allegations.

Whatever your background, if you’re enthusiastic and open-minded, have good people skills and sound judgement then you could be exactly what we are looking for.

You'll need to commit to at least 2 - 3 visits a month and live within 30 miles of HMP Oakwood. This is an unpaid, voluntary role but we pay your travel expenses and, in certain circumstances, some loss of earnings and childcare/carer costs.

For more details and to apply, please click here.