Commission on Flags, Identity, Culture and Tradition


Are you interested in playing an important role in building a united and shared community?

The Stormont House Agreement (SHA) commits to establishing a Commission on Flags, Identity, Culture and Tradition, consisting of 15 individuals, which will report within 18 months of its being established. The establishment of the Commission marks another key milestone in embedding the peace that has been built up over more than a decade and presents a unique opportunity to take a fresh approach to dealing with the complexities of flags, identity, culture and tradition.

The five main Party Leaders wish to appoint 8 members to the Commission on Flags, Identity, Culture and Tradition and invite expressions of interest from a range of sectors across the community. Sectors could include, but are not limited to: Academia, Community, Churches, Local Government, Business, Tourism, Trade Unions, Minority Ethnic Groups and Mediation. The remaining membership will be made up of political appointments. There will be an Independent Chair and Co-Chair which will be identified from the list of nominees.

There will be a commitment of 3 days (6 half days) per month with the expectation that a proportion of the Commission’s work will take place during evenings and weekends.

Additional days may be agreed if necessary. Additional days may also be required for the Chair and Co-Chair roles. Remuneration will be a per diem rate of £300 plus travel and subsistence costs

Location: Belfast with extensive domestic travel to engage with stakeholders across the community

To apply please go to and apply online.

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.


Closing date 12.00noon (UK time) on Friday 15th January 2016

All requests must include your name, address and reference number IRC206222

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

Information Booklet Commission FICT