The Department of Justice is seeking to appoint six Independent Board Members to the Northern Ireland Policing Board.

The Northern Ireland Policing Board 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. It consists of both political members and independent members.

A short film by the Policing Board about the role of an Independent Board Member can be viewed at:

Essential criteria

We are seeking candidates who can meet the following essential criteria:  Change Management; Leadership; Performance Oversight; and Building Effective Relationships. 

Remuneration and Time Commitment

Board Members will be required to commit to a minimum of four days per month to Policing Board business and to represent the Board at a variety of events.  This will include evening events and travel throughout Northern Ireland. Members receive an annual remuneration of £15k. 

Further information and application form

A Candidate Information Pack and Application Form can be downloaded direct from:

Alternatively these can be requested by e-mailing: 

By telephoning:

028 905 26196 or 028 905 28122 

Or by writing to:

NIPB Independent Members 2019, Department of Justice, Policing Policy and Strategy Division, Room A4.15, Block A, Castle Buildings, Stormont, Belfast, BT4 3SG

Candidate Information Packs and Application Forms may be provided in alternative formats and applicants requiring assistance will be facilitated on request.  Applicants invited for interview will not be eligible for re-imbursement of travelling expenses. 


Equality of Opportunity

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 dependents.

We would particularly welcome applications from women, those outside the Greater Belfast area, those with a disability, people not already holding a public appointment and from other under-represented groups.