The Department of Justice is seeking to appoint a new Chairperson and four Board members to the Northern Ireland Police Fund (NIPF)

The NIPF is an Executive Non-Departmental Public Body of the Department of Justice. It provides care and financial assistance to police officers and ex-officers injured or disabled as a direct result of terrorism and to the widows and families of police officers injured or killed through terrorism. The appointments will begin in April 2020, for a term of four years for the Chairperson and two Board Members and a term of three years for the other two Board Members. 


The Chairperson is required to provide effective strategic leadership and ensure that the Board carries out its essential functions in an efficient and effective manner.  The Chairperson will be required to commit to a minimum of four days per month to NIPF business.  The remuneration for the position is currently £6,000 per annum.

Board Members

Board Members of NIPF are required to carry out the functions of the organisation and decide on the appropriate disbursement of funds commensurate with NIPF’s objectives.  Board Members will be required to commit to a minimum of one day per month to NIPF business.  Board Member positions are not remunerated.

We particularly welcome applications from women, people under the age of 40, ethnic minorities and people with a disability, who are currently under-represented on the NIPF Board.

Essential criteria

All applicants must meet the following essential criteria: Performance Oversight and Financial Management; Building Effective Relationships; and Strategic Thinking.  In addition, applicants for the Chairperson position must also meet a Leadership criterion.


It is anticipated that interviews will be held week commencing 2 March 2020.

Further information and an application pack can be downloaded direct from:

By emailing:

By telephoning:   028 9052 8584 or 028 9052 8122

Or by writing to:   NIPF Competition 2020, Department of Justice, Policing Policy & Strategy Division, Room A4.21, Block A, Castle Buildings, Stormont Estate, Belfast, BT4 3SG.

Candidate information packs and application forms can be provided in alternative formats and applicants requiring assistance will be facilitated on request.

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 dependants.  In keeping with the NICS Policy on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, we would also welcome applications from those not currently serving on public bodies.