Board Members wanted for Tourism Northern Ireland

The Department for the Economy (DfE) is seeking to appoint two new members to the Board of Tourism Northern Ireland (formerly Northern Ireland Tourist Board).

Background

Tourism Northern Ireland (TNI) is a statutory Non-Departmental Public Body.

TNI is responsible for the development of Northern Ireland as a tourist destination as well as being responsible for the promotion and marketing of Northern Ireland as a tourist destination within Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. TNI’s vision is to confidently and passionately champion the development and promotion of the Northern Ireland experience.

One appointment will commence on 1 July 2017 and one on 1 February 2018, and the term of the appointment for both will be for three years.

People with a disability and ethnic minority communities are currently under-represented on the Board and applications from members of these groups would be particularly welcome.

We are operating the Guaranteed Interview Scheme for applicants with a disability.

Requirements

Board Members are expected to attend Board meetings a minimum of one day per month and to serve on one or more sub-committees of the Board. In addition the successful candidates will be expected to attend other events including occasional evening engagements which may entail an overnight stay.

Remuneration is £5,150 per annum plus travel and subsistence expenses. Reasonable receipted dependant carer expenses will also be reimbursed where applicable.

No specific academic qualifications are required for the post. Appointments will be made on merit from those individuals who best satisfy the essential criteria set out below.

  • Financial acumen
  • Governance and performance management
  • Customer focus
  • Working in partnership at a strategic level

How to apply

The Application Pack will give you more details on the criteria and can be downloaded using the links below.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 31 March 2017.  Late applications will not be accepted.

This material will also be made available, on request, in other formats such as braille, large print, audio, etc. All reasonable adjustments will be made to accommodate the needs of applicants/candidates with a disability.

Interviews

Interviews are scheduled to take place on 16, 17 and 18 May 2017 in Netherleigh, Massey Avenue, Belfast.

Applicants invited for interview are eligible for reimbursement of reasonable travelling expenses incurred within the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

Contact details

If you have any enquiries, contact:

Equality of Opportunity

The Department is committed to the principles of public appointments based on merit with independent assessment, openness and transparency of process. The Department is also committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes application forms from all suitably qualified applicants irrespective of religious belief, gender, race, political opinion, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or whether or not they have dependants.