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Independent Prison Monitors

This appointment is closed and is displayed for reference only. 


Remuneration:not remunerated - reasonable travel and subsistence costs will be met 


Closing date:01 July 2018 at midnight 



Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons for Scotland is currently recruiting Independent Prison Monitors.

Message from David Strang QPM

Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons for Scotland

Could you provide invaluable support by ensuring prisoners’ human rights are upheld and that life in prison contributes to their rehabilitation?

You may be the person who can make a unique contribution to improving Scotland’s Prisons, listening to and supporting prisoners and positively impacting on their lives and your wider local community.

Becoming an Independent Prison Monitor can be challenging and rewarding. As well as the opportunity to participate in one of the most unusual and valuable types of voluntary work, you will have the opportunity to meet and work with many people from diverse backgrounds and walks of life.

I would be delighted if you would consider joining our Independent Monitoring Team and in doing so be part of bringing the communities in Scotland into Scotland’s prisons. The attached information pack provides greater detail on the role and the role requirements and your next steps to joining us.

Applications are particularly welcome from groups currently under-represented in the monitoring role, such as ethnic minorities and people aged under 50. 

Those interested in the role should complete the Application Form and return via e-mail to prisonmonitoring@gov.scot or by post to:

Prison Monitoring (EOI)

Saughton House – Y Spur

Broomhouse Drive



EH11 3XD









Application Information