WANTED: Chair and Members, Northern Ireland Policing Fund (NIPF)

CLOSING DATE EXTENDED UNTIL FRIDAY 26TH FEBRUARY 2016

The Department of Justice is seeking to appoint a Chairperson and two new Board Members of the Northern Ireland Police Fund (NIPF).

The NIPF is an Executive Non-Departmental Public Body of the Department of Justice. It provides care and financial assistance to police officers and ex-officers injured or disabled as a direct result of terrorism and to the widows and families of police officers injured or killed through terrorism.     

The appointments are for a fixed term of four years with the possibility of reappointment for a further four years.

  • Remuneration
    The Chairperson is remunerated at £6,000 per annum.
    The Board Member positions are not remunerated.
    The NIPF may, with the approval of the DOJ, pay travel and subsistence allowances as NIPF may determine. Further information is available in the Candidate Information Pack.

Essential criteria
All applicants must meet the following essential criteria: Management and Governance of Resources; Strategic Thinking; Working in Partnership and Relationship Management; and Communications and Interpersonal Skills. In addition, applicants for the Chairperson must also meet a Leadership criterion.

Further information and application form
A candidate Information Pack and Application Form can be downloaded from

Alternatively these can be requested by emailing:

By telephoning:

  • 028 9052 2337 or 028 9052 6569

Or by writing to:

  • NIPF Appointments 2016, Department of Justice, Policing Policy & Strategy Division, Room A4.15, Castle Buildings, Stormont, Belfast, BT4 3SG.

THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS IS 16:00 HOURS ON 16 FEBRUARY 2016. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Candidate Information Packs and Application Forms can be provided in alternative formats and applicants requiring assistance will be facilitated on request. Applicants invited for interview will not be eligible for re-imbursement of travelling expenses.

Equality of Opportunity
The Department of Justice is committed to the principles of public appointments based on merit with independent assessment, openness and transparency of process. The Department is committed to providing equality of opportunity for all applicants. Applications are welcomed regardless of age, gender, disability, marital status, religion, ethnic origin, political opinion, sexual orientation or whether or not you have dependants. Women, people under the age of 40 and people with a disability are currently under-represented on the NIPF Board and applications from them would be particularly welcome. In keeping with the Departmental Policy on Diversity, we would also welcome applications from those not currently serving on public bodies.