*Closes 26th November*

The Department of Health is seeking to appoint a Non-Executive Chair to the Regulation & Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA).

This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in Northern Ireland.

The Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA), is an Arm’s Length Body (ALB) of the Department of Health. RQIA is operationally independent and accountable to the Department. The Health and Personal Social Services (Quality, Improvement and Regulation) (Northern Ireland) Order 2003, created the enabling legal framework for raising the quality of health and social care services in Northern Ireland, and extended regulation and quality improvement to a wider range of services. In April 2005 the RQIA was established as a NDPB of the then DHSSPS (now Department of Health). Currently, the Authority has some 124 full-time and part-time staff in place and is responsible for management of an annual expenditure of approximately £7m. The RQIA monitors and inspects the availability and quality of health and social care services and encourages improvements in their quality through their programme of inspection and review.

Applicants for this Non-Executive Chair post must meet the following essential criteria:

Leadership; Change Management; Corporate Governance & Accountability; Performance Management; and Collaborative Working.

For further information
E-mail:  public.appointments@health-ni.gov.uk

Telephone:  02890 765606 or 02890 522528 (Monday – Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm)

Write to:  DoH Public Appointments, Room 16, Annexe 1, Castle Buildings, Stormont Estate, Belfast BT4 3SQ.