Chair, Vice-Chair and Members to the Board of Sport NI

The Department of Communities is seeking to appoint a Chair, Vice-Chair and up to 3 Members to the Board of Sport NI.

Sport NI

Sport NI’s mission is to lead sports development at all levels producing more participants and more winners. It works with partner organisations to ensure that sport contributes to a united community, and that people and athletes are provided with the conditions to enjoy, engage and excel in sport.

  • remuneration:The Chair position attracts remuneration of £280 per day, plus travel and subsistence allowances in line with Northern Ireland Civil Service rates.The Vice-Chair position attracts remuneration of £3,500 per year, plus travel and subsistence allowances in line with Northern Ireland Civil Service rates.Board Member appointments are unpaid. However, travel and subsistence allowances will be payable in line with Northern Ireland Civil Service rates. The time commitment required for all Board Members is at least 24 days per year.
  • period of appointment: up to 4 years commencing from 01 December 2016
  • The Chair position will require an initial commitment of 8 days per month, which may be subject to review.The Vice-Chair position will require a commitment of approximately 30 days per year.The Board Member positions will require a commitment of at least 24 days per year.
  • regulated by CPA NI: yes
  • closing date: noon on Friday 30 September 2016

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Extensions to Charity Commissioners appointments

Minister Givan announces Charity Commission for Northern Ireland extension to Commissioner appointments

Minister for Communities Paul Givan MLA has announced the extension of the appointments of Geraldine Donaghy and Brenda Maitland to the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland (CCNI) Board.

The appointments of Ms Donaghy and Ms Maitland, who have each served three-year terms as Commissioners of the CCNI Board, have been extended to 31 December 2016.

The CCNI was established as the regulator of charities operating in Northern Ireland following the enactment of the Charities (Northern Ireland) Act 2008.

Minister Givan paying tribute to Ms Donaghy and Ms Maitland, said: “I understand that both Commissioners have made a very valuable contribution to the work of the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland. Their expertise and accumulated knowledge will be invaluable to the Commission going forward. I would like to thank Ms Donaghy and Ms Maitland for their service and dedication to date and wish them both well for their future period as Commissioners.”   Continue reading

Chair sought for the Arts Council of Northern Ireland

Arts Minister Paul Givan MLA is seeking to appoint a new Chairperson of the Board of Arts Council NI.

Expressions of interest are welcome from applicants with an interest in serving the arts sector, including individuals who have not previously held positions in this area.

The Minister said: “This is an opportunity for an individual who is passionate about the arts and who understands the benefits they bring to help shape the future of the arts in Northern Ireland. I would encourage anyone with the required commitment, enthusiasm, skills and experience to apply for this position.

Minister Givan is encouraging women, ethnic minorities, young people and people with disabilities to apply. He said: “I would also encourage women, members of ethnic minorities, young people and people with a disability to apply so that the Arts Council board is representative of our diverse society.”   Continue reading

Over 100 Board Vacancies coming up

The Central Appointments Unit have released  Issue 23 of “All Aboard”.

The document (link below) outlines over 100 Board Vacancies that will arise across the Public Sector in Northern Ireland over the coming 6 months. The vacancies are include Education, Regulation, Health, Justice, Investment, Sport, Judicial, Arts, Charities, Consumer rights, Equality, Harbours, Employment and Safeguarding.

All Aboard Issue 23

Appointments made to the General Teaching Council for NI

The Department of Education has announced the appointment of four new members to the General Teaching Council for NI (GTCNI). The appointments were made in accordance with the principles and practices of the Code of Practice of the Commissioner for Public Appointments.

In making the appointments, the Minister for Education John O’Dowd said: “The skills and experience of these individuals will assist the General Teaching Council in moving forward during this challenging period.”      

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