Are you interested in improving prison life?

Date published: 10 September 0215

Justice Minister David Ford has launched a competition to recruit Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) Members in Northern Ireland.

Justice Minister David Ford

Members of each IMB are drawn from the general public, and act as independent observers of all aspects of the prison regime and as such have free access at all times to the prison to which they are appointed. The work is voluntary and unpaid.

Launching the competition, David Ford said: “The Independent Monitoring Boards play a very important and constructive role within the Prison system.  The contribution of IMB members makes a positive difference to the daily lives of prisoners.

“These are extremely important positions and we are seeking applicants who will bring diversity and experience to these appointments.

“I would encourage anyone with an interest in criminal justice, and human rights, who believes they have the necessary attributes and experience, to apply.”

The closing date for applications is NOON ON FRIDAY 2 OCTOBER 2015.  Late applications will not be accepted.

Notes to editors: 

Download the candidate information packs and applications form for Board Member positions. (This competition has now closed).

Copies are also available as follows:-

Telephone: 028 9052 2366


By writing to:
IMB Secretariat (Intake 2016)
Department of Justice
Room B4.13
Castle Buildings

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