*Closing date 14th August*

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) is seeking to appoint a Chair and four members to the Board of the Northern Ireland Fishery Harbour Authority (NIFHA). NIFHA is an Executive Non-Departmental Public Body sponsored by DAERA. It has a statutory responsibility for the improvement, management and maintenance of the three fishery harbours at Ardglass, Kilkeel and Portavogie.  Further information about the organisation, can be obtained from the NIFHA website at www.nifha.co.uk.  

Time Commitment and Remuneration:

The total time commitment for the Chair of the NIFHA Board is 18-22 days per annum. The position is remunerated at £6,620 per annum (currently under review).

The time commitment for the NIFHA Board Member is 12-16 days per annum. This position is remunerated at £3,995 per annum (currently under review).

Reasonable travel and subsistence expenses will also be reimbursed along with reasonable costs relating to care of dependants, including childcare.

Terms of Appointment:  The successful candidates will be appointed for a four year period from 1st January 2021. An additional term may be offered, subject to satisfactory performance and attendance.

Application Process: A merit based process will be applied alongside the Guaranteed Interview Scheme for applicants with a disability. Applicants will be expected to complete an application form demonstrating how they meet the essential criteria for appointment. The essential criteria are: Project Management; Financial Planning and Management; Strategic Thinking and Direction; Corporate Governance and Accountability; and Communication and Teamwork.  An additional criterion, Leadership, will be required to be met for the Chair position.

A sift of applications will be carried out and a panel interview will follow.

The Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs has requested to be presented with an unranked (alphabetical) list of candidates deemed suitable for appointment.

More information about this competition and about public appointments in general is available from the NIDirect website: www.nidirect.gov.uk/public-appointment-vacancies.

An application form can also be downloaded from this website.

This is a Commissioner for Public Appointments for Northern Ireland (CPA NI) Regulated appointment.  The Commissioner’s role is to regulate, monitor, report and advise on the way in which Ministers make appointments to the Boards of regulated bodies in Northern Ireland.

An application pack and further information is available by contacting Dolores Kelly, Ballykelly House, 111 Ballykelly Road, Ballykelly, Limavady BT49 9HP Tel: 028 77 442025 or e-mail EqualityDiversityPublicAppointments@daera-ni.gov.uk

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.

Closing date: Completed applications must be returned to the Department by 4.00pm on Friday 14th August 2020.

Equality of Opportunity: DAERA is committed to the principle of public appointments based on merit with independent assessment, openness and transparency of process. DAERA is committed to 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.  Since women, young people, people from black and ethnic minority backgrounds and people with disabilities are currently under represented on the NIFHA Board, applications from these groups are particularly welcome.