*Closes 07th May*

The Department of Justice (DoJ) is seeking to appoint Non-Executive Board Members (NEBMs) to the Department’s Management Board and to the Management Boards of Forensic Science Northern Ireland and the Legal Services Agency Northern Ireland.

NEBMs play an important role on Departmental and Agency Boards and the respective Audit and Risk Assurance Committees by bringing an external and independent perspective.  They perform this invaluable role by using their experience to support and challenge officials.  The external view brought by NEBMs adds significantly to the corporate decision-making process and enables the Accounting Officer to gain assurance on governance and risk management issues.

The role of a NEBM may be suited to you if you are someone that:

  • is interested in ensuring that public services are delivered in the most effective and efficient way;
  • has an inquiring and inquisitive mind, with an ability to assimilate, assess and analyse complex information;
  • possess high ethical standards, sound judgement and the ability to communicate ideas; and,
  • can think creatively and have an ability to take a wider, strategic view.

This competition represents an exciting and valuable opportunity to make a real difference to the running of a Government Department and its agencies and to ensure that public resources are managed effectively.

NEBMs will receive a daily remuneration rate of £500 (or pro-rata).  Time commitment is anticipated to equate to approximately 15-20 days per year.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 12:00 Noon on Friday 7th May 2021.  Late applications will not be accepted.

A candidate information pack and application form can be obtained as follows:-

Website: Download directly from the page on the DoJ website: https://www.justice-ni.gov.uk/publications/recruitment-non-executive-board-members-doj-board-and-agencies

Email to: Governance.Unit@justice-ni.gov.uk

Telephone: (028) 9052 6222

Textphone: (028) 9052 7668

By writing to:  The Governance Unit, Department of Justice, 5th Floor, Castle Buildings, Stormont, Belfast, BT4 3SG

The DoJ is committed to the principles of appointments based on merit, openness and transparency of process.  The DoJ is committed to providing equality of opportunity and welcomes applications regardless of religious belief, gender, gender identity, disability, race, political opinion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or whether or not you have dependants.  Applications are particularly welcome from women, young people, members of ethnic minority communities and people with disabilities as these groups are currently under-represented in these types of roles.   If you require the documents in an alternative format, please contact us at the above address.