Chair and Non Executive Finance Member wanted

The Department of Health is seeking to appoint a Non-Executive Chair and a Non-Executive Finance Member to the Northern Ireland Guardian Ad Litem Special Health & Social Care Agency (NIGALA).

The appointments will take effect from September 2018. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise, and to make a positive difference to the lives of people in Northern Ireland. The positions provide an important leadership and accountability role, and whilst challenging, they provide the opportunity to shape and drive the delivery of essential services for citizens across NI. 

The Department is committed to the principles of public appointments based on merit with independent assessment, openness and transparency of process. It is committed to providing equality of opportunity and welcomes applications regardless of gender, age, marital status, disability, religion, ethnic origin, political opinion, sexual orientation or whether or not you have dependants.

We would specifically welcome applications from women. We would also welcome applications from young people, people with disabilities and people from ethnic minority communities.

Essential Criteria

All applicants must show on their application form, and if invited for interview, how they meet the following four essential criteria:

Business Sense, Corporate Governance & Accountability; Stakeholder Engagement; and Self Awareness & Personal Contribution.

Applicants applying for the Non-Executive Chair position will also have to meet the additional criteria of Leadership.

Non-Executive Financial Member 

NIGALA is seeking a Non-Executive Member with financial experience and expertise. Applicants for this position will be required to satisfy the following additional criterion:

  • He/she must have experience of Financial Management in an organisation with an annual financial budget/turnover of at least £5 million.

Applicants can apply for one or more position via one application form. Suitability of candidates for both roles will be assessed through submission of one application form and attendance at one interview.


Chair £7,155 per annum – Time Commitment 2 – 3 days per month

Finance Member £2,981 per annum – Time Commitment 1 – 2 days per month

Further information and application form available below.


Telephone:      028 9076 5606

Write to:           DoH Public Appointments, Room D1, Castle Buildings, Stormont Estate, Belfast BT4 3SQ.

Closing Date

The deadline for receipt of applications is 12:00 noon on Thursday 19 April 2018.  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.