The CCRC’s role is to investigate and review cases where it is alleged that a miscarriage of justice may have occurred in relation to conviction, sentence or both. The CCRC is entrusted with the exercise of wide-ranging, and sometimes intrusive, statutory powers. Commissioners are supported by senior managers, legal and investigations advisers, casework and administrative staff. Investigations are mainly carried out by CCRC staff but CCRC can require others, such as the police, to carry out investigations on its behalf.
Commissioners make casework decisions. This may be as part of a committee of three commissioners (where, for example, consideration is being given to referring a case back to the appeal courts) or more regularly individually, where case working staff, having reviewed and investigated a case, consider that a referral may not be appropriate. Commissioners may also be asked to become involved in the most complex of CCRC cases right at the start where they may decide what investigations staff (or others) will carry out on behalf of the CCRC. The majority of a Commissioner’s time will be focussed on taking decisions in respect of individual cases on his or her own. Continue reading
The Department for Communities is seeking to appoint 3 Members to the Board of Libraries NI.
The primary duty of Libraries NI is to provide a comprehensive and efficient public library service for persons living, working or studying here. It offers a wide range of programmes and services for children and adults, such as ‘Rhythm and Rhyme’ and ‘Family Fun Days’, as well interesting initiatives relating to IT, health and well-being, and employment. The Board’s role is to maintain the overall strategic direction for the library service within the required policy and resources framework.
Applications are welcome from across the community, voluntary, business or public sectors, particularly from women, people with a disability, people from minority ethnic groups and young people. A Guaranteed Interview Scheme is in place for those applicants with a disability. You do not need to have previous experience of serving on a board to apply. Continue reading
The Department for the Economy is seeking to appoint nine new members to the board of NI Screen.
You will need to demonstrate one specialist skill from this list of eight:
- high-end television and film production
- television, independent film and animation production
- game development
- Irish language, culture and heritage
- Ulster-Scots language, culture and heritage
- digital transformation of education
- financial management
- film or screen culture
If shortlisted for interview, you will be asked questions on your chosen skill plus two other general skills. Continue reading
About Street Soccer NI
Street Soccer NI is a registered charity which, in partnership with East Belfast Mission and our various funding partners, uses football as a hook to engage people with services surrounding homelessness, addiction, unemployment, mental health and social marginalisation. We support our regular players with the issues they face including; giving them support with housing and helping them to maintain their tenancy, getting them into work or education, creating pathways for them to gain qualifications in coaching and become a volunteer with the charity.
The charity is managed by the Board and currently has one full-time staff member, seconded from East Belfast Mission. There are currently five assistant coordinators managing the projects in Belfast and Derry sites. We also fund referees from Irish Football Association to officiate some sessions if needed. There are currently 7 weekly projects in Belfast, 1 in L’Derry and we are hoping to secure a project in other areas across NI over the next few years. Continue reading
Belfast Waterfront and Ulster Hall Ltd is an award-winning provider of world class conference, arts and entertainment venues which has been undergone significant growth and development in recent year. In order to further support their exciting growth aspirations, Belfast Waterfront and Ulster Hall are seeking to appoint two Non-Executive Directors to their board. Continue reading
The Department of Health is recruiting 2 Non-Executive Lay Members and 1 Non-Executive Trade Union Member to the Public Health Agency (PHA) with effect from early 2018 for a maximum period of 4 years.
This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in Northern Ireland. Continue reading
Mutual Energy owns and operates the electricity and gas transmission infrastructure between GB and NI and gas transmission infrastructure to Belfast and is currently involved in expanding the gas network to the west of NI. Mutual Energy has been extremely successful in delivering its primary objective of reducing energy costs for NI energy consumers. The company is a very “lean” professional business with a small executive team supported by a first-class Board.
As part of the normal board rotation process, the company is seeking to appoint a Non-Executive Director who will bring strong expertise from a consumer perspective. The successful candidate will demonstrate a clear understanding of energy policy issues that impact Northern Ireland consumers and will provide particular insight in championing consumer issues in relation to energy. Continue reading