Chair, Civil Service Commissioners for Northern Ireland

The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland invites applications for appointment to the position of Chair of the Civil Service Commissioners for Northern Ireland which will become vacant in mid-2018.

Further details of the responsibilities, remuneration, personal qualities and competencies required are contained in the attached candidate information booklet.  

Serving Civil Servants or equivalents will not be appointed as Commissioners. If you are currently a Civil Servant or equivalent the business appointment rules for Civil Servants will apply to this appointment.

Person Specification

An outstanding individual is sought to become Chair of the Civil Service Commissioners for Northern Ireland. Someone who can work effectively as a member of a body of Commissioners; forge good working relations with colleagues, senior members of the public sector and with partner organisations; command credibility; make an immediate and powerful impact and  promote the highest standards in public life.

How to Apply

Those interested in applying for the post should download the attached application pack. Application packs can also be obtained by telephoning 028 9076 5424 or email

Completed Applications should be sent in advance of the closing date by email to

Alternatively they may be sent by post to:

Competition Co-ordinator
Corporate Governance Team
Northern Ireland Office
Room 43, Stormont House Annex
Stormont House

The closing date for applications is Friday 15 December 2017. Late applications will not be accepted.

CSCNI 2018 – Monitoring Form
CSCNI 2018 – Candidate Information Booklet
CSCNI 2018 – Application Summary Form