Commissioners of the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) wanted:

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

Board Members for Libraries NI

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

Board Members wanted by NI Screen

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

Treasurer wanted at Street Soccer NI

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

Volunteer Advisory Committee Member, Northern Ireland (BBC Children in Need)

Over the last 36 years, BBC Children in Need has raised and distributed over £800 million to projects working with disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.

Would you like to help in making decisions on making the best grants to improve the lives of disadvantaged children?

BBC Children in Need is the BBC’s UK Charity for children and young people. Its vision is that every child in the UK has a safe, happy and secure childhood and the chance to reach their potential.

We encourage applications from all parts of the community to join our Northern Ireland Advisory Committee and welcome diversity.

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Trustees wanted…

The National Children’s Bureau, headquarters in London and office in Belfast, is a leading national charity and a highly influential and proactive voice for all children and young people, particularly the most vulnerable.  NCB is committed to all children and young people being given equal opportunity to the education, health services and specialist care they need to be safe, secure and to reach their potential.  We specialise in working across a range of critical issues affecting the lives of millions of children with our priority areas currently focused on early years, special education needs and disability, health and social care and education and learning.

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Non Executive Director wanted…

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

Members wanted for Ofcom Advisory Committee for Northern Ireland

Ofcom is the independent regulator and competition authority for the communications and postal sectors, with responsibilities across television, radio, telecommunications, post and wireless communications services.

We wish to appoint three members to our Advisory Committee for Northern Ireland.

The Committee provides advice to Ofcom about the interests and opinions of people living in Northern Ireland and its diverse communities on communications matters, including television and radio broadcasting, postal services, telecoms and spectrum issues. This is an opportunity for you to make a significant contribution to Ofcom’s work.

What you will be doing:

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