The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety is seeking to appoint a non-executive chair and three non-executive district council members to the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) with effect from 1st September 2015.
The NIFRS Board is responsible for ensuring that the Fire and Rescue Service fulfils its statutory obligations. This includes providing overall strategic direction of the Fire and Rescue Service, having due regard to the policy and resources framework agreed with the Department; ensuring that high standards of corporate governance are observed at all times; operating within the statutory authority and within the limits of its delegated authority agreed with the Department, as well as in accordance with any other conditions relating to the use of public funds; and overseeing the achievement of performance objectives, agreed with the Department, by monitoring performance against agreed targets.
Non-Executive District Council Representative Members – must be elected District Councillors at the date of appointment.
Essential Criteria for all applicants
Business Sense; Corporate Governance; Stakeholder Engagement; Self Awareness and Personal Contribution.
Additional criteria for Chair Post
Applicants for the non-executive chair post must meet the following additional criteria: leadership.
Applicants can apply for one or more category of membership.
Chair Remuneration £25,701
Time Commitment 2.5 – 3 days per week
District council member remuneration £5,962
Time Commitment 3 days per month
The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety is committed to encouraging a diverse range of applicants for public appointments and to the principle of appointment on merit with independent assessment, openness and transparency of process. Applications are welcomed from all backgrounds regardless of religious belief, gender, disability, ethnic origin, political opinion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or whether or not you have dependents.
Applications are particularly welcome from those from a Catholic background, women, people under 30 years of age, members of ethnic minorities and people with disabilities as these groups are currently underrepresented on the NIFRS Board.
Please visit the Department’s website at www.dhsspsni.gov.uk for more information about Public Appointments.
Further information and an application form are available at:-