Chair and Vice Chair, Consumer Council for Northern Ireland

Interested in making the consumer voice heard and making it count?

The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment is seeking to appoint a new Chair and Deputy Chair to the Consumer Council with effect from 1 April 2015.  The terms of appointment will be for up to three years and may be renewable for a second term.

Time commitment for the Chair is up to 1½ days per week and normally 1½ days per month for the Deputy Chair. The current remuneration is £21,893 per annum for Chair and £136.30 per day for Deputy Chair.

People with a disability and ethnic minority communities are currently under-represented on the Board and applications from members of these groups would be particularly welcome. Note: We are operating the Guaranteed Interview Scheme in this competition for applicants with a disability.
Essential criteria:-

A         Leadership
B         Strategic Thinking
C         Corporate Governance
D         Financial Management
E         Maintaining Relationships
F          Communication

The closing date for applications is noon on Friday 5 December 2014.

Late applications will not be accepted.
Indicative dates for interview are 3 and 4 February 2015.
Candidates invited for interview are eligible for reimbursement of reasonable travelling expenses incurred within the UK and the Republic of Ireland only. Reasonable child and other care costs will be reimbursed.

Application packs may be obtained by contacting: – DETI, Public Appointments Unit, Netherleigh, Massey Avenue, Belfast, BT4 2JP

Tel: 028 9052 9214 (Gillian Frampton) or 028 9052 9282 (Yvonne Green)
Textphone: 18001 028 9052 9214 or 18001 028 9052 9282
Web:   (Click on ‘About DETI’ – ‘Public Appointments’ – ‘Current Vacancies’)

The application pack will also be made available, on request, in other formats such as Braille, large print, audio etc. All reasonable adjustments will be made to accommodate the needs of applicants/candidates with a disability.

Equality of Opportunity: The Department is committed to the principles of public appointments based on merit with independent assessment, openness and transparency of process. The Department is also committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes application forms from all suitably qualified applicants irrespective of religious belief, gender, race, political opinion, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or whether or not they have dependents.