The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) is seeking to appoint a Chair to the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI). AFBI is a DAERA Executive Non-Departmental Public Body (NDBP) set up under the powers of the Agriculture (NI) Order 2004. It is empowered under the Order to undertake scientific work (research and development, testing, advice and information on scientific matters and dissemination of the results of scientific research) in the fields of agriculture, animal health and welfare, food, fisheries, forestry, the natural environment and rural development and enterprise. Further information about the organisation, can be obtained from the AFBI website at www.afbini.gov.uk.
Time Commitment and Remuneration: Chair role requires approximately 40 days per annum. This position is remunerated at £26,510 per annum (currently under review). Reasonable travel and subsistence expenses will also be reimbursed along with reasonable costs relating to care of dependents, including childcare. Continue reading
Do you want to make an IMPACT on the Public Sector in Northern Ireland?
Chairperson – Northern Ireland Audit Office Advisory Board
At the Northern Ireland Audit Office, we do work that really counts. By cultivating curiosity and championing professionalism, we enable our people to make a difference. As an independent body, we work in partnership with the public sector in Northern Ireland, to ensure that £20 billion of taxpayers’ money is spent properly. Continue reading
CLOSES MONDAY 15TH OCTOBER 2018 AT 11.00PM
Every year the Big Lottery Fund gives out millions of pounds from the UK’s National Lottery to good causes, with money going to community groups and health, education and environment projects.
Applications for the role of England Committee Chair are sought from candidates with a deep understanding of the community and charity sector within England; an awareness of the policy and regulatory framework within which the Fund operates; and have an understanding of portfolio management, funding, and senior-level oversight. Continue reading
Do you want to play a role in tackling the evil of modern slavery and supporting victims regain control of their lives?
If so, you can do this by becoming a Chair of one of the Government’s independent multi-agency assurance panels, which form a key part of the Government’s programme of work to improve the way we identify and support victims of modern slavery. The panels will review decisions on victims’ status to ensure fairness and consistency in the decision-making process. Continue reading
CLOSES 12:00 MIDDAY 12TH OCTOBER 2018
High quality social work can transform lives. Social workers play an absolutely critical role in delivering a range of vital services to vulnerable children, families and adults. Social Work England will be a new specialist regulator for all social workers that has an absolute focus on protecting the health and wellbeing of those individuals who need social work support. Continue reading
Non-Executive Member of Audit and Risk Panel
Belfast City Council is seeking to appoint a Non-executive Member to its Audit and Risk Panel. You will play a pivotal role in assisting the council’s Audit and Risk Panel in continually improving the governance arrangements of the council.
The appointment will be initially for a 12 month period but with the possibility of extension for a further two years.
Remuneration of £500 per meeting plus reasonable travel expenses
Closing date: Friday, 12 October 2018 at 4pm
Family Routes is a dynamic and growing NI charity. Our core services include:
- Adoption Routes – Adoption assessment and post-adoption support for families and adults
- Fertility Counselling Service NI – Leading provider of specialist fertility counselling
- Next Step – A support and counselling service for birth families
- TESSA – Therapeutic and education support for adopted children and their adoptive parents
Whether it is counselling a couple in the midst of fertility treatment; providing therapeutic support to a child who has been adopted following traumatic early life experiences; counselling a birth mother whose children have been placed for adoption; supporting adoptive parents who are struggling to parent a traumatised child; or counselling an adopted adult as they search for their birth family – we are there to support, encourage and walk with those we work with. We have developed expertise in these complex areas over 30 years of supporting people and we know we make a real difference in people’s lives. We are ambitious as an organisation and want to grow our services so that we can support more people. Continue reading
The CCRC’s role is to investigate and review cases where it is alleged that a miscarriage of justice may have occurred in relation to conviction, sentence or both. The CCRC is entrusted with the exercise of wide-ranging, and sometimes intrusive, statutory powers. Commissioners are supported by senior managers, legal and investigations advisers, casework and administrative staff. Investigations are mainly carried out by CCRC staff but CCRC can require others, such as the police, to carry out investigations on its behalf.
Commissioners make casework decisions. This may be as part of a committee of three commissioners (where, for example, consideration is being given to referring a case back to the appeal courts) or more regularly individually, where case working staff, having reviewed and investigated a case, consider that a referral may not be appropriate. Commissioners may also be asked to become involved in the most complex of CCRC cases right at the start where they may decide what investigations staff (or others) will carry out on behalf of the CCRC. The majority of a Commissioner’s time will be focussed on taking decisions in respect of individual cases on his or her own. Continue reading
The Odyssey is the Landmark Millennium Project for Northern Ireland and is owned by the Odyssey Trust Company Limited (OTC),a company limited by guarantee with charitable status. The Odyssey is a unique entertainment and educational venue sited at Queen’s Quay, Belfast, comprising 3 main areas
- The SSEArena,which seats 10,000 people where ice hockey games, concerts,and family shows are held.
- W5,an interactive discovery and educational centre.
- The Pavilion,which comprises the multiplex cinema,ten pin bowling and a range of restaurants.
The OTC Board oversees and manages the investment in the Odyssey to ensure its ongoing viability and promotes its continuing development for the benefit of the people of Northern Ireland. Continue reading
SPACE-NI is seeking to recruit VOLUNTARY Trustees/Directors
- Do you want to join an award winning organisation that is making an impact?
- Do you enjoy working with others in a committed and challenging team?
- Do you want to make a difference, and support families in need?
We need strategic thinkers with drive, ambition and commitment to help us plan for the future and deliver the best support possible for Space beneficiaries, staff and volunteers. We already have a great and committed bunch of volunteer trustees, who play a vital role in helping Space develop its charitable however we are particularly interested to hear from candidates with a great eye for detail who have one or more of the following: Experience in Business law, Fundraising, Social work/disability issues, Human Resources, PR/Event, management, Retail. We are also keen to diversify our board of trustees and would encourage applications from all ages and backgrounds. Continue reading