*Closes 24th November*

“Are you interested in contributing to Employment Relations in Northern Ireland?”

The Department for the Economy is seeking to recruit four new Members to the Board of the Labour Relations Agency (LRA), a non-departmental public body with responsibility for promoting the improvement of employment relations in Northern Ireland. The LRA contributes to organisational effectiveness by providing impartial and independent services for promoting good employment practices and preventing and resolving disputes.

  • Four Board Members are required:
    • Two with an Employer Representative background,
    • One with an Employee Representative background and;
    • One with an Independent background.
    • Remuneration is £5,643 per annum plus expenses in line with Northern Ireland Civil Service terms and conditions.

The Board Members will be expected to attend for at least one day per month. Meetings will mainly be held in the Greater Belfast area.

The appointments are effective from 1 April 2023 for a three-year term.

No academic qualifications are required for the post. Appointment will be made on merit from those individuals who best satisfy the criteria.

The Department for the Economy would particularly welcome applications from females, people with a disability, those from ethnic minorities and young people as they are all currently under-represented and applications from these groups would be particularly welcome.

A Guaranteed Interview Scheme, for applicants with a disability, will operate for this competition.

For more information on the positions including responsibilities and selection criteria please download or request an application pack from the Department for the Economy Website (www.economy-ni.gov.uk), or click on either of the ‘Click here to apply’ buttons on this e-mail.

  • Alternatively:
    Telephone: 028 9052 9461 or 028 9052 9212 or;
    E-mail: pau@economy-ni.gov.uk

The closing date for applications is 12.00 Noon (GMT) on 24th November 2022. 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.

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