The Department for Infrastructure is recruiting a Chair to the Board of Northern Ireland Water (NIW).

The appointment will be effective from 1 April 2020 and will run for a period of four years. All relevant documentation including an application form are available to download below.

NIW was established on 1 April 2007 as a government owned company with the Department for Regional Development (now Department for Infrastructure) as the sole shareholder. The Department is responsible for the appointment of the Board. NIW is responsible for the delivery of water and sewerage services in Northern
Ireland. There are approximately 875,000 households, businesses and agricultural users connected to the public water supply and 710,000 households and businesses connected to the public sewerage system.

The Department for Infrastructure wants to improve diversity on boards and wishes to attract a wide range of applicants for its public appointments.

Women, younger people, people with disabilities and people from ethnic minority communities are currently under-represented in DfI Public Appointments and applications from members of these groups would be particularly welcome. Applications from people who have gained suitable experience within the community or voluntary sectors would also be welcomed.

The current remuneration is approximately £40,000 per annum based on anticipated attendance of four business days per month. The Chair will be expected to attend Board meetings and other ad hoc meetings as required. This may involve a commitment both inside and outside of normal working hours, including representing NIW at occasional evening engagements. Meetings are normally held in Westland House, Old Westland Road, Belfast BT14 6TE.

  • Criterion 1: Leadership
  • Criterion 2: Developing and Delivering Strategy
  • Criterion 3: Governance, Accountability and Performance Management
  • Criterion 4: Collaboration and Partnership Working
  • Criterion 5: Organisational Change

Closing date: Noon, Friday 31 January 2020

To request this or any other information on the appointment process please contact:
Public Appointments Unit Department for Infrastructure, Clarence Court, 10-18 Adelaide Street, Belfast BT2 8GB
Tel: 028 9054 0994
Text relay service 18001 02890540994
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