WANTED: Members – Advisory Committee on the Central Investment Fund for Charities

The Department for Social Development is seeking to appoint two members to its Advisory Committee on the Central Investment Fund for Charities. The Fund helps participating charities to invest all or part of their assets with the benefit of expert supervision. Fund managers (currently Standard Life Wealth) are responsible for the day to day portfolio management, but the fund’s investment policy is guided by an Advisory Committee.

Interviews will take place in May and it is expected that appointments will commence on 1 September 2016. Essential criteria In order to perform effectively as a committee member, the following qualities are considered to be essential. As the interview is competency based, candidates will be asked questions on the following criteria.

The Department wishes to recognise less traditional career patterns and experiences such as community involvement or voluntary work, as well as those experiences found within the employment field.

Therefore, in your application form you may use examples from your working or personal life to show how you meet the following:

  • Demonstrable experience of investment and finance or the management of funds, as the committee reviews the performance of the fund and the information provided by the fund manager;
  • Effective communication, inter-personal and representational skills, in order to function as an effective team member
  • Ability to make decisions and solve problems in a team environment in order to fully participate in the committee

Please note these positions are unpaid. However, travelling and out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.

Time commitment – at least 4 meetings per year.

For an application pack please contact:

Colin Alderdice, Resource Budgeting & Accounting Unit 4th Floor, Lighthouse Building, Gasworks Business Park, Ormeau Road, Belfast, BT7 2JB

Tel: 028 9082 9240, Email: colin.alderdice@dsdni.go.uk

Completed application forms, in either hard copy or by e-mail, must be received at the above address by 8 April 2016. Late applications will not be accepted.

Application packs can be made available in other formats and candidates who require assistance will be facilitated on request.

The Department for Social Development is committed to the principles of public appointments based on merit, with independent assessment, openness and transparency as integral parts of the process. The Department is committed to providing equality of opportunity for all individuals. Applications are welcome regardless of gender, age, marital status, disability, religion, ethnic origin, political opinion, sexual orientation or whether or not you have dependants.