Boardroom Apprentices wanted: One week left to apply.

If you have ever thought about being on a committee or board and decided against it for what ever reason, this pilot programme just might help you bridge the gap between that aspiration and reality.

Boardrooms are places where decisions are made, those decisions in the voluntary and public sectors impact on services delivered right across our communities. We all have a role to play, a civic one. Why couldn’t you inform the delivery of services in our communities, why couldn’t you share your knowledge and skills to help these organisations deliver really well for the people it serves? You can is the answer, but that step can sometimes just be too big to take. This pilot programme is built on the basis that by providing you with training, experience and support this will better equip you to go forward for board position in the future.

The programme is aimed at people with no or very little boardroom experience (see information pack for eligibility). This programming is offering up to 25 boardroom apprentice positions providing a practical 12-month board placement. Alongside this there is a suite of training to help support you in your role and develop your knowledge and understanding. Each board will also provide their apprentice with a dedicated board buddy to support them through their placement.

Boardroom Apprentice Host Boards 

Ulster Orchestra Labour Relations Agency Belfast Health and Social Care Trust Charity Commission for Northern Ireland
Age NI South Eastern Regional College Strategic Investment Board Extern
Northern Ireland Housing Executive The Rainbow Project Big Lottery NI Committee Libraries NI
Equality Commission for Northern Ireland New Life Counselling Politics Plus Probation Board for Northern Ireland
Canoe Association for Northern Ireland Young Enterprise NI Agri-Food Bioscience Institute Nexus NI
VOYPIC The Education Authority

You can find out more about this pilot programme, the host boards,  the training and how to apply by going to www.strictlyboardroom.com/apprentice/

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 06th June at 3:00pm (only one week left to apply).

Boardroom Apprentices wanted…..

If you have ever thought about being on a committee or board and decided against it for what ever reason, this pilot programme just might help you bridge the gap between that aspiration and reality.

Boardrooms are places where decisions are made, those decisions in the voluntary and public sectors impact on services delivered right across our communities. We all have a role to play, a civic one. Why couldn’t you inform the delivery of services in our communities, why couldn’t you share your knowledge and skills to help these organisations deliver really well for the people it serves? You can is the answer, but that step can sometimes just be too big to take. This pilot programme is built on the basis that by providing you with training, experience and support this will better equip you to go forward for board position in the future.

The programme is aimed at people with no or very little boardroom experience (see information pack for eligibility). This programming is offering up to 25 boardroom apprentice positions providing a practical 12-month board placement. Alongside this there is a suite of training to help support you in your role and develop your knowledge and understanding. Each board will also provide their apprentice with a dedicated board buddy to support them through their placement.

You can find out more about this pilot programme, the host boards,  the training and how to apply by going to www.strictlyboardroom.com/apprentice/

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 06th June at 3:00pm.

Our older people need you…..

Wanted: Trustees for Age NI

Reward: Delivering for our Older People

Age NI is the leading charity for older people in Northern Ireland. Our vision is ‘a world where everyone can love later life’ and our mission ‘is to help people enjoy a better later life’.

We are currently seeking expressions of interest from individuals who have the time and experience to make a significant difference to the lives of older people in Northern Ireland.

If you can make the commitment required to play a distinctive role, along with the expertise we are looking for we would love to hear from you.

You can download the Trustee Recruitment Information and Expression of Interest from www.ageni.org/trustees; or get in touch with Cathryn Law (t) 028 9024 5729 (e) ageniboardr@ageni.org

 Closing date: Friday 10th March at 4pm.

Age NI, 3 Lower Crescent, Belfast, BT7 1NR

Age NI Enterprises is on the search for Non Executive Directors

Age NI Enterprises Limited is a subsidiary company of Age NI, the leading charity for older people in Northern Ireland. Our vision is a world where everyone can love later life.

The role of Age NI Enterprises Board is pivotal to developing a commercial platform to support Age NI to improve later life for all older people.

We are looking for skilled and commercially experienced people to apply to be Non-Executive Directors of Age NI Enterprises Limited.  We have identified the areas of expertise we are seeking, which will support the company on the next phase of its commercial journey.

We are seeking the following areas of expertise:

  • Retail
  • Marketing & Business Development
  • Social Enterprise
  • Leadership & Strategic Planning
  • IT/health care technology

We are also keen to hear from individuals who have other skills and expertise which could benefit the organisation.

To discuss the role and obtain a detailed information pack and application form, contact Cathryn Law on 028 9089 2626 or email board@ageni.org 

The closing date for completed applications is Thursday 10 November 2016 at 4:00pm

Age NI Enterprises Ltd is committed to providing Equal Opportunities to everyone. 3 Lower Crescent, Belfast, BT7 1NR.

Big Lottery Fund – Northern Ireland Committee Members (x2)

Have you ever wanted to support people and communities in need throughout Northern Ireland?
The Big Lottery Fund is the largest distributor of National Lottery good cause funding, and is responsible for giving out 40% of the money raised for good causes by the National Lottery. We are committed to helping communities and people most in need and have been rolling out grants to health, education, environmental and charitable causes across the UK since 2004.We are currently looking to appoint two new members to our Northern Ireland Committee. Applications are welcome from individuals who have the skills and experience to meet the challenges that this role will present. We would particularly welcome applications from women, young people, people from black and minority backgrounds and people with a disability as we are currently under-represented in these areas. In addition we would also welcome experience and knowledge of the social enterprise and/or private sector as these are considered gap areas.

You will be expected to demonstrate:

  • An understanding of the Big Lottery Fund’s mission and values
  • A strong track record of strategic decision making, a clear understanding of the Northern Ireland political and social contexts
  • Demonstrable public speaking
  • Presentation and media handling skills
  • A good understanding of the issues the Big Lottery Fund will face in Northern Ireland.

The time commitment is expected to be in the region of up to 2 days per month. Successful applicants will receive an annual fixed payment of £5232. Legitimate expenses incurred on Big Lottery Fund business, including travel and subsistence costs, will be paid in line with our policies.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Friday 17 July 2015.

  • Application forms received after this time and date will not be considered
  • Interviews will be held on Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 August 2015
  • Successful applicants will be required to formally take up their posts by 1 November 2015.

To apply please refer to the following documents:

Research project on trustee roles – Charity Commission NI – closing date 05th June 2015

Research project will focus on trustee roles

Competition for Probation Board for Northern Ireland launched

Justice Minister David Ford has today launched a competition to recruit Board Members for Probation Board for Northern Ireland (PBNI).

The Probation Board’s role is to make local communities safer by challenging and changing offenders’ behaviour. It carries out a variety of functions, ranging from the provision of assessments and reports to the courts, to working with offenders whilst in prison and their subsequent resettlement in the community.

Launching the competition, Justice Minister David Ford said: “The Probation Board plays a very positive and constructive role within the criminal justice system. Probation Officers’ work in managing offenders, whether in custody or in the community, is vital in reducing offending and protecting our community.

“These are extremely important positions and we are seeking applicants who will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to these appointments.

“I would encourage anyone with an interest in criminal justice, who believes they have the necessary attributes and experience, to apply.”

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 22 June 2015. Late applications will not be accepted.

Notes to editors:

Candidate information packs and applications form for Board Member positions are available at: http://www.dojni.gov.uk/appointment-for-probation-board-northern-ireland-board-members.htm

1. Copies are also available as follows:

Telephone: 028 9052 2366
E-mail: pbni.appointments@dojni.x.gsi.gov.uk

By writing to:

PBNI Recruitment 2015
Department of Justice
Room B4.13
Block B Castle Buildings
Stormont
Belfast
BT4 3SG

2. Probation Board Headquarters are based at 80-90 North Street, Belfast.

3. The appointment of the Board Members will be from 1 December 2015 for a period of three years.

4. The Department of Justice is committed to the principles of public appointments based on merit with independent assessment, openness and transparency of process. The Department is committed to providing equality of opportunity for all applicants. Applications are welcomed regardless of age, gender, disability, marital status, religion, ethnic origin, political opinion, sexual orientation or whether or not you have dependants. People with a disability are currently under represented in public appointments and applications from them would be particularly welcome.

ADVANCE NOTICE – Policing Board for Northern Ireland – Independent Members

The Department of Justice is seeking to appoint nine Independent Members to the Northern Ireland Policing Board (NIPB).

 The NIPB is an independent public body established under the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000. The Board is responsible for securing the maintenance of the police in Northern Ireland, and has a key role in ensuring the provision of an effective, efficient, impartial and accountable police service which will enjoy the support of all sections of the community. The Board also holds the Chief Constable to account for the exercise of his functions and those of the police.

 The vacant posts will be available from early July; three independent members will be appointed for a term of three years and six independent members for a term of four years.

The role requires a minimum commitment of four days per month and attracts remuneration of £15,000 per annum. It will involve some travel within Northern Ireland for which expenses are payable.

The competition will launch on 26 March 2015 with a closing date for applications of 16:00 hours on 22 April 2015. A Candidate Information Pack and Application Form will be available from 26 March 2015 at http://www.dojni.gov.uk/index/public-appointments.htm

Member – Parades Commission Northern Ireland

Parades

The Parades Commission for Northern Ireland (‘The Commission’) is a public body operating as an executive non-departmental public body accountable through the Chair to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.

The powers and duties of the Commission are to be found in the Public Processions (Northern Ireland) Act 1998.

The role

The Commission must consist of a Chair and not more than 6 members who are appointed by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. The Commission is currently composed of a Chair and four members. The Secretary of State has decided to recruit one new member to the Commission at this time.

Should alternative arrangements for managing and adjudicating sensitive parades in Northern Ireland be forthcoming the terms of office of members would be brought to an early end.

Key responsibilities:

All Commission members are expected to:

  • Attend Commission meetings regularly;
  • Act as representatives of the Commission as required e.g. at public meetings, events, seminars or other functions;
  • Perform roles within the Commission e.g. chairing meetings in the absence of the chair;
  • Ensure the Commission fulfils its functions in accordance with the statutory requirements;
  • Assist the Chair in developing policy and in providing strategic direction for the Commission in the effective and efficient performance of its statutory duties;
  • Accept corporate responsibility for ensuring that the Commission complies with any statutory or administrative requirements for the use of public funds;
  • Assist the Chair in the application of an appropriate corporate governance regime;
  • Apply personal expertise in contributing to the work of the Commission as a whole; and
  • Ensure compliance with the Code of Practice for Board Members of Public Bodies.

Person Specification

Outstanding individuals are sought to become a member of the Commission; people who can command the confidence of all sides of the community in Northern Ireland, act in controversial situations and determine courses of action, and assess the probability of future events and make clear and well informed judgements.

Essential Skills

Candidates for these demanding roles will need to demonstrate:-

  • The ability to take difficult but fair decisions in high profile and controversial circumstances;
  • The ability to build relationships and broker consensus between senior stakeholders and opposing views; and
  • The ability to demonstrate personal integrity, professional conduct and credibility, with an exceptional sense of propriety.

Additional Information

Appointment will be for a maximum period of up to three years. Other appointments may be for a lesser period if they are made to fill a casual vacancy.

How to Apply

The Northern Ireland Office is committed to the principle of public appointments on merit with independent assessment, openness and transparency of process and to providing equal opportunities for all, irrespective of race, age, disability, gender, marital status, religion, sexual orientation, transgender and working patterns.

All applications received by the closing date will be acknowledged and put before a duly constituted Appointment Panel including an independent member. The Panel will in due course make recommendations to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland who may wish to meet all the appointable candidates.

Applications should be sent by email to PCNI2015@nio.x.gsi.gov.uk

Alternatively they may be sent by post to:

Competition Co-ordinator, Corporate Governance Unit, Northern Ireland Office, Room 122, Stormont House Annex, Stormont House, Belfast, BT4 3SH

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 25 February 2015.

Applicants should provide:

  • The application summary form, including a one page personal statement summarising your proven ability related to the person and job specifications;
  • Political and Equality & Diversity Monitoring Questionnaires; and
  • A full CV (including education and professional qualifications, career history, and relevant achievements and responsibilities).
Attachments
PCNI – Candidate Information Pack 2015
PCNI – Application Summary Form 2015
PCNI – Monitoring Forms
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Wanted: Northern Ireland Commissioner for Employment and Skills

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The Department for Employment and Learning (DEL) invites expressions of interest from individuals who wish to apply for the post of the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Employment and Skills (Northern Ireland Commissioner), to sit on the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES).

Work of the Commissioner
The UKCES was established in April 2008, to advise government on how improved employment and skills systems can help the UK become a world-class leader in productivity and employment. It supports the government’s drive for growth in the economy and for rebalancing the scale of investment in adult skills, working with employers, unions and others to raise employer ambition and to develop employer-led initiatives. UKCES Commissioners represent the interests of large, small and medium sized enterprises and the public, private and voluntary sectors.

The Northern Ireland Commissioner will represent Northern Ireland’s interests on the Commission and will have a significant opportunity to influence the UK’s future employment and skills strategy, policies and delivery. The Commissioner will also report on the work of the UKCES and provide views on this to the Minister for Employment and Learning. The successful applicant will be appointed for a period of three years.

Remuneration and criteria
The appointee will be required to take up their posting from 1 May 2015. Remuneration is £300 a day, to a maximum of 30 days, plus travel and subsistence costs at rates set centrally. Meetings will mainly be held in London.

The successful candidate will have an outstanding record of achievement from within the business sector, at Board level or equivalent, a strong knowledge of the Northern Ireland economy, and a track record of success in building effective relationships with a range of stakeholders.

Expressions of Interest
Those who feel they have the relevant skills and experience should request a candidate information pack. Candidate information packs are available in other formats, including Braille, large print and audio upon request. These can be obtained as follows:

e-mail: pau@delni.gov.uk external link
telephone: 028 9025 7839 or 028 9025 7981
textphone: 18001 028 90 257 981
write to:

Public Appointments Unit
Department for Employment and Learning
Room 1.01 Clarence Court
10-18 Adelaide Street
Belfast
BT2 8GB

Closing Date:

Application forms should be completed and returned to the above address by 12 noon on 19 February 2015. Late applications will not be accepted.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held in week commencing 23 March 2015.

Equality of Opportunity

The Department for Employment and Learning is committed to the principles of public appointments based on merit with independent assessment, openness and transparency of process. The Department is committed to providing equality of opportunity for all individuals

Chair – Health and Care Professions Council

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The Health and Care Professions Council – protecting the public

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) is a regulator of health and care professionals and our aim is to protect the public. To do this, we keep a register of health, psychological and social work professionals who meet our standards for their training, professional skills and behaviour.

Chair of Council:

You will have experience of providing strong non-executive leadership and be able to uphold the principles of transparency and accountability in all of the HCPC’s activities. You will be required to act as an ambassador for the Council, inspiring confidence in the organisation and promoting the organisation’s central commitment to public protection.
Owing to the requirements of our governing legislation, candidates for the Chair of Council role must either be on the HCPC Register or be an existing member of Council.

The HCPC is committed to equality of opportunity and actively guards against unfair discrimination on any grounds (including sexual orientation, religion or beliefs, race, sex, age or disability). We are a UK-wide regulator and encourage applicants from all countries of the UK.

An attendance allowance of £320 per day and incurred expenses is payable for the role.

How to apply
For more information, and to apply:

http://www.hcpc-uk.org/aboutus/council/councilappointments/

or contact:

appointments@hcpc-uk.org – 020 7840 9711.

The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 23 March 2015 and interviews will be held between 21 and 23 April 2015.

For more information about the work of the HCPC visit: www.hcpc-uk.org

Board Members sought for the Northern Ireland Federation of Shooting Sports (NIFSS)

NIFSS was set up in 2013 to act as one link between SportNI and the three governing bodies of shooting disciplines in NI. It acts as the centralised body to assist in the promotion of shooting as a safe sport and the promotion of the sport in general.

NIFSS consists of a Board of six members; an Independent Chair, a representative member from each of the three shooting disciplines and two Independent members. NIFSS are recruiting two new Independent Directors to serve for an initial period of three years.    Continue reading

Chair wanted by Creative Scotland

The Scottish Government is seeking to appoint a new Chair to lead Creative Scotland in the delivery of the ambitions set out in its 10 Year Plan, Unlocking Potential, Embracing Ambition, to the benefit of the arts and culture and to the people of Scotland as a whole.

They are seeking to appoint a dynamic and adaptive leader with proven experience at senior level, who will lead the Board and work effectively with the Chief Executive, Janet Archer, her leadership team and her team of dedicated, committed and experienced staff.     Continue reading

Chair and Members wanted at the Historic Monuments Council

The Historic Monuments Council acts as a statutory advisor to the Historic Environment Division of the Department for Communities. The Council has a range of responsibilities through which it advises on matters, such as, the scheduling of monuments, management and conservation of monuments in State Care, maritime archaeology, industrial and defence heritage, and Areas of Significant Archaeological Interest within Local Development Plans.   Continue reading

Trustees wanted by the Halifax Foundation NI

Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland is one of the largest corporate Foundations in Northern Ireland, funded by the profits of Lloyds Banking Group. For over 32 years, the Foundation has been supporting charitable organisations within Northern Ireland to enable people, who are disadvantaged or with special needs, to participate actively in their communities. In 2016 alone, the Foundation directly supported 313 charities to the tune of almost £1million.  Continue reading

Board Members wanted at Stepping Stones

Would you like to make a difference?

Stepping Stones NI is a not for profit charitable organisation providing a range of services and social enterprises that support people with a learning disability and learning difficulties realise their potential for a better future.

Voluntary Board Members

We are seeking to recruit Board Members who would identify with and champion our Purpose, Vision and Values and who have skills, knowledge and experience that would benefit the organisation particularly in the following areas:   Continue reading

Independent External Audit & Risk Member wanted by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive

The Board of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive wishes to appoint an Independent External Member to its Audit & Risk Assurance Committee.

Internal Audit is viewed as integral in enhancing accountability and general corporate performance in the public sector and has evolved to take a more comprehensive view of public sector performance.  In this environment Audit & Risk Assurance Committees play a pivotal role in enhancing corporate governance in the public sector in general, and the Northern Ireland Housing Executive specifically, by providing an independent oversight over our governance, including  our systems of internal controls.

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Trustee wanted by Politics Plus

Politics Plus is seeking to appoint 1 member to its Board of Trustees with effect from 8 January 2018.

The successful candidate will assist the Board in the delivery of its vision for the long term future of Politics Plus, as well as in the ongoing development of an effective organisation within which goals can be achieved. Politics Plus is an independent not-for-profit organisation operating with Parliament Buildings, Stormont.   Continue reading

Non-Executive Directors wanted by the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service

The Department of Health is recruiting the following:

  • 2 x Non-Executive Lay Members;
  • 1 x Non-Executive District Councillor Member; and
  • 1 x Non-Executive Trade Union Member

The appointments will take effect from early 2018. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in Northern Ireland.   Continue reading

Regional Advisory Board Members (Northern Ireland) wanted by the National Trust

Northern Ireland’s leading conservation charity the National Trust is seeking to recruit a new member to the Northern Ireland Regional Advisory Board.

The Regional Advisory Board is a group of volunteers of all ages and from all walks of life which advises and supports the Trust’s management team in Northern Ireland across a full range of conservation and business activities.   Continue reading