Commissioner for Victims and Survivors for Northern Ireland

The Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister (OFMDFM) wishes to appoint a Victims Commissioner to promote the interests of victims and survivors of the Conflict / Troubles in Northern Ireland.

The appointment will be a full time position and will be for a four year term.

The person appointed will need to have an awareness of the consequences of the Conflict / Troubles in Northern Ireland or similar situations elsewhere. He or she will also need to have a high degree of commitment to working with people from all sections of the community in this difficult and demanding area of work.

The person appointed will have a wide range of duties and will be responsible for advising the Executive Committee of the Assembly and those individuals and organisations involved in the provision of services on matters affecting victims and survivors. The appointment will be made by the First Minister and deputy First Minister, acting jointly.

The successful applicant will sometimes be required to work outside normal office hours and may be required to travel within Northern Ireland regularly, and occasionally across the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, Europe and further afield.

Salary for the post of Commissioner will be £75,000.

Where the successful candidate has to relocate home in order to take up the appointment, the reimbursement of reasonable expenses (in part or full) as a result of the relocation may be considered.

For more detailed information and how to apply, please go to

Alternatively, an application pack can be requested by contacting:
HRConnect, PO Box 1089, The Metro Building, 6-9 Donegall Square South, Belfast, BT1 9EW. Telephone: 0800 1 300 330. Email:

The application pack can also be requested in alternative formats by contacting HR Connect.

All requests must include your name, address and reference number IRC200175

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 12noon on 03 April 2015

OFMDFM is committed to the principles of public appointments based on merit
with independent assessment, openness and transparency of process. OFMDFM
is committed to providing equality of opportunity and welcomes applications
regardless of gender, age, marital status, disability, religion, ethnic origin, political
opinion, sexual orientation or whether or not you have dependants.