Trustees wanted…

The National Children’s Bureau, headquarters in London and office in Belfast, is a leading national charity and a highly influential and proactive voice for all children and young people, particularly the most vulnerable.  NCB is committed to all children and young people being given equal opportunity to the education, health services and specialist care they need to be safe, secure and to reach their potential.  We specialise in working across a range of critical issues affecting the lives of millions of children with our priority areas currently focused on early years, special education needs and disability, health and social care and education and learning.

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Board Members wanted by Garvagh Enterprise Trust…

For all those with an entrepreneurial & creative spirit!

Garvagh High School closed in August 2013 which triggered an extensive community conversation on the potential of the 4-acre site nestled in the 600 acre Garvagh Forest; once all part of the Canning Family estate who established Garvagh.

Garvagh Enterprise Trust (GET), a company limited by guarantee, was established in 2015 to explore the regeneration potential of the former Garvagh High School site as a shared innovation hub growing learning, innovation and well-being. Over the last two years we have been exploring the feasibility of a community asset transfer with the support of Development Trusts NI from the Department of Education.   Continue reading

Lay Member sought for Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

The Council is seeking to appoint one lay member. You will have experience of strategic planning and collective decision making, the ability to develop strong relationships and be able to uphold the principles of transparency and accountability in all of the HCPC’s activities.

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.   Continue reading

Non Executive Directors wanted…

The Canoe Association of Northern Ireland (CANI) is the governing body responsible for the management, co-ordination, development and promotion of canoeing in Northern Ireland. We represent the interests of our members to government, the public and through British Canoeing to the International Canoe Federation.

CANI has recently launched it 2017 – 2021 strategic plan “Canoeing For All” which aims to Inspire people to pursue a passion for paddling; for health, enjoyment, friendship, challenge and achievement. There are ambitious targets within the plan to develop all aspects of the sport and additional skills are required within the board to deliver the strategy. This is a fantastic opportunity to help shape the implementation of the strategy for the development of Canoeing and to build on the success within the sport.   Continue reading

Non Executive Director wanted…

Mutual Energy owns and operates the electricity and gas transmission infrastructure between GB and NI and gas transmission infrastructure to Belfast and is currently involved in expanding the gas network to the west of NI. Mutual Energy has been extremely successful in delivering its primary objective of reducing energy costs for NI energy consumers. The company is a very “lean” professional business with a small executive team supported by a first-class Board.

As part of the normal board rotation process, the company is seeking to appoint a Non-Executive Director who will bring strong expertise from a consumer perspective. The successful candidate will demonstrate a clear understanding of energy policy issues that impact Northern Ireland consumers and will provide particular insight in championing consumer issues in relation to energy.   Continue reading

Trustees wanted at Victims Support NI


Victim Support NI is a voluntary organisation which helps people affected by crime. It provides a free and confidential service and each year, Victim Support NI offers help to over 55,000 people who have been affected by crime. The organisation offers practical and emotional support through its Community Service for those trying to deal with being a victim of crime, while the Witness Service takes witnesses, victims and their families through the court procedure when involved in a criminal trial. The organisation is seeking to recruit three new Trustees to its Board.    Continue reading

Charity Tribunal for Northern Ireland

NIJAC is inviting applications for the office of fee paid Lay Member of the Charity Tribunal for Northern Ireland. It is intended to make one appointment and to maintain a reserve list for 12 months from the anticipated date of the first appointment (30 November 2017).


To be eligible for appointment as a Lay Member a person must be able to demonstrate appropriate knowledge or experience relating to charities. For full details of the eligibility criteria see the Applicant Information Booklet.

The scheme is open to applications and completed applications must be received by NIJAC no later than 12 noon on Monday 3 July 2017.

For further details in respect of this opportunity and to apply online please click here.

Trustees wanted by New Life Counselling

New Life Counselling is a voluntary counselling agency providing free of charge and private counselling services within the community.  We are based in Belfast (offices in North and East) but support clients from across Northern Ireland.  We provide counselling for children, young people, adults and families for a wide range of referral issues including stress, anxiety, depression, self harm, suicide and many other issues.

Our work is delivered by professionally qualified counsellors supported and managed in accordance with recognised codes of practice and working in partnership with other service providers.

Our work reaches around 2,500 individuals per annum.  We have a turnover of £1m with service provision growing annually.  We have a team of 40 staff.

Our Board comprises a diverse range of skills including counselling/ psychotherapy, management, teaching, community development, HR & finance.  We are looking to expand the number of members on our Board.

We are interested in people joining us who are passionate about mental health service provision and can bring knowledge and skills in any of the areas of community development, charity governance, HR, finance, counselling – but a full induction will be given and ongoing training will be offered.  There are no pre-requisite qualifications. Prior experience on a board is not necessary.

Board meets quarterly for c. 1.5 hours on the a Monday evening from 5.30pm. Similarly we have 2 sub groups which meet monthly on a Monday evening from 5.30pm in between Board meetings.  All members are asked to take part in at least one sub group and commit to the following:

  • Attendance at board meetings
  • Take part in sub groups of the Board
  • Help out with recruitment panels when needed
  • Maintain good governance within charity

To discuss and/or apply contact: Karen Collins CEO New Life Counselling, tel: 028 9039 1630 email:

For more information on our organisation go to

Closing date is Monday 31st July 2017

Board Members wanted at Co-Ownership Housing

Ireland’s regional body for shared ownership and a specialist registered housing association which has been operating successfully for over 38 years right at the leading edge of affordable housing policy. The organisation manages a stock of more than 8,000 properties and is currently committed to purchasing some £250m in property on behalf of at least 2,100 additional households before 2019. To support this activity they are seeking to maximise private sector funding to supplement and deliver greatest value from our government funding.

Northern Ireland Co-Ownership Housing Association

We are looking to co-opt non-executive Board members with independence of mind, strong communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to assimilate complex information and provide constructive challenge and fresh thinking.

Essential Criteria;

  • A proven track record of contributing successfully at Board level to the strategic direction of a complex organisation;
  • A proven ability to work at a strategic level with stakeholders from different perspectives to agree a common approach and evaluate and monitor progress against agreed targets;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the social/affordable housing environment and issues affecting the local housing market

To build a diverse team we are particularly interested in inviting applications from individuals with professional/technical skills and/or experience in at least one of the following areas:

  • Communications/public affairs/strategic marketing
  • Corporate governance
  • Finance/accounting
  • Corporate banking/other regulated environment
  • Information technology
  • Management consultancy/change management
  • Property development, valuation and/or management

Our Board meets approximately 7 times a year.  The Board delegates certain responsibilities to its 2 committees.  Committee meetings are held quarterly and Board Members usually also serve on one committee.

Request an application pack through our website

http://www information/public-notices/jobs/

Packs can be made available in other formats and candidates who require assistance will be facilitated on request.

Closing date is 31st July 2017