Non Executive Directors wanted…

The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety is seeking to appoint a Non-Executive Chair and five Non-Executive Members to the Business Services Organisation (BSO).  The Non-Executive Members will be appointed from 1 October 2016 and the Non-Executive Chair from 1 December 2016.

The Business Services Organisation provides a broad range of support functions for the health and social care sector. It is managed directly by a Board of Directors which has corporate responsibility for its operation.  The Board of the BSO is made up of four Executive Directors, including the Chief Executive, a Non-Executive Chair and eight Non-Executive Directors.  The Non-Executive Directors include a Trade Union Representative Member and seven Lay Members.     

Essential Criteria for all Applicants

The Non-Executive Members require no specific formal qualifications however all applicants must meet the following four essential criteria:  Business Sense; Corporate Governance; Stakeholder Engagement; Self Awareness and Personal Contribution.

Additional Criterion for Chair Post

Applicants for the Non-Executive Chair post must meet the following additional criteria: Leadership.

Applicants can apply for one or more category of membership

  • Remuneration – Chair £22,442 per annum/Member £5,402 per annum
  • Time commitment – Chair 2 days per week/Member 3 days per month

The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety is committed to encouraging a diverse range of applicants for public appointments and to the principle of appointment on merit with independent assessment, openness and transparency of process. Applications are welcomed from all backgrounds regardless of religious belief, gender, disability, ethnic origin, political opinion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or whether or not you have dependents.  Applications are particularly welcome from women, people under 30 years of age, members of ethnic minorities and people with disabilities as these groups are currently underrepresented on HSC bodies.  Please visit the Department’s website for more information about Public Appointments.

Further information and an application form are available at:-


Telephone:      028 9076 5606

Fax:                 028 9052 8403

Write to:           DHSSPS Appointments and Business Unit, Room D1, Castle Buildings, Stormont Estate, Belfast BT4 3SQ.

Closing Date

The deadline for receipt of applications is 12:00 noon on Thursday 5 May 2016.  Late applications will not be accepted.

Information Packs and application forms can be provided in alternative formats and applicants who require assistance will be facilitated on request.  Applicants invited for interview will be eligible for reimbursement of reasonable travelling expenses.