WANTED: Joint Standards Committee Member

The Joint Standards Committee of the Northern Ireland Social Security Agency (the Agency) and the Northern Ireland Child Support Agency was set up in December 1999.

The latter has been succeeded by Child Maintenance and Enforcement Division from April 2008 and then Child Maintenance Service from April 2013. The Committee is a non executive body with an independent chairperson responsible for providing the Chief Executive of the Agency and Director of Child Maintenance Service with assurance on the standards of decision making. The Social Security Agency and Child Maintenance Service wish to appoint an independent member and are now seeking applications.

Applicants must have:

  • a general knowledge of the business of both the Social Security Agency and the Child Maintenance Service and the corresponding legislation;
  • an awareness of public opinion on social security and child support matters;
  • experience of working with the voluntary sector, community groups, trade unions or other groups which regularly represent customers in their dealings with the Social Security Agency and the Child Maintenance Service;
  • an ability to work as part of a team;
  • an ability to put forward views and opinions clearly and concisely.

The appointment is for an initial period of 4 years, renewable by agreement. It is expected that the member will commit approximately eight days a year. Salary will be £2,080 per annum subject to annual review. Successful applicants may be required to travel within Northern Ireland.

For an application form and more detailed information, including the duties and responsibilities of this post, and the criteria to be used in the recruitment and selection process:
Please go to www.nicsrecruitment.gov.uk.

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: recruitment@hrconnect.nigov.net

All requests must include your name, address and reference number IRC206402

Completed applications must be returned by 2pm on Friday 5th February 2016

The Department for Social Development is committed to the principles of public appointment based on merit, with independent assessment, openness and transparency of process. The Department 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.