Become a member

There are currently over 1,850 IMB members attached to prisons, immigration removal centres and short-term holding facilities throughout England and Wales, and vacancies arise on a regular basis.

Find out what sort of people become IMB members, what you can expect to get out of the role and how you can apply to join us:
  • What's in it for me?
    Being an IMB member can be challenging, rewarding, fascinating and extremely worthwhile.

  • How to apply
    We take you through the application process to the next steps.

  • Hear from IMB members
    Watch our short film 'Joining the Independent Monitoring Board' to hear current members talk about their role.


Find your nearest IMB

There are 3 IMB Boards for short term holding facilities. One Board covers Heathrow Airport, one Board covers Glasgow & Edinburgh Airports and one Board covering Manchester and Birmingham Airports and Reporting Centres at Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, Loughborough, Manchester, Salford and Sheffield.

Find your nearest:


Immigration removal centre

Independent Monitoring Board


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