The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) is seeking to appoint a Chair to the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI). AFBI is a DAERA Executive Non-Departmental Public Body (NDBP) set up under the powers of the Agriculture (NI) Order 2004. It is empowered under the Order to undertake scientific work (research and development, testing, advice and information on scientific matters and dissemination of the results of scientific research) in the fields of agriculture, animal health and welfare, food, fisheries, forestry, the natural environment and rural development and enterprise. Further information about the organisation, can be obtained from the AFBI website at www.afbini.gov.uk.
Time Commitment and Remuneration: Chair role requires approximately 40 days per annum. This position is remunerated at £26,510 per annum (currently under review). Reasonable travel and subsistence expenses will also be reimbursed along with reasonable costs relating to care of dependents, including childcare. Continue reading
CLOSES MONDAY 15TH OCTOBER 2018 AT 11.00PM
Every year the Big Lottery Fund gives out millions of pounds from the UK’s National Lottery to good causes, with money going to community groups and health, education and environment projects.
Applications for the role of England Committee Chair are sought from candidates with a deep understanding of the community and charity sector within England; an awareness of the policy and regulatory framework within which the Fund operates; and have an understanding of portfolio management, funding, and senior-level oversight. Continue reading
Non-Executive Member of Audit and Risk Panel
Belfast City Council is seeking to appoint a Non-executive Member to its Audit and Risk Panel. You will play a pivotal role in assisting the council’s Audit and Risk Panel in continually improving the governance arrangements of the council.
The appointment will be initially for a 12 month period but with the possibility of extension for a further two years.
Remuneration of £500 per meeting plus reasonable travel expenses
Closing date: Friday, 12 October 2018 at 4pm
Family Routes is a dynamic and growing NI charity. Our core services include:
- Adoption Routes – Adoption assessment and post-adoption support for families and adults
- Fertility Counselling Service NI – Leading provider of specialist fertility counselling
- Next Step – A support and counselling service for birth families
- TESSA – Therapeutic and education support for adopted children and their adoptive parents
Whether it is counselling a couple in the midst of fertility treatment; providing therapeutic support to a child who has been adopted following traumatic early life experiences; counselling a birth mother whose children have been placed for adoption; supporting adoptive parents who are struggling to parent a traumatised child; or counselling an adopted adult as they search for their birth family – we are there to support, encourage and walk with those we work with. We have developed expertise in these complex areas over 30 years of supporting people and we know we make a real difference in people’s lives. We are ambitious as an organisation and want to grow our services so that we can support more people. Continue reading
Appointment of school governors
The Department of Education (DE) invites applications for school governor positions.
The role of the Board of Governors is to manage the school with a view to providing the best possible education and educational opportunities for all of the pupils.
- remuneration: none
- period of appointment: up to four years
- time commitment: varies depending on school requirements
- regulated by CPA NI: no
You can find out more, including how to apply, at the link below.
We are ambitious as an organisation and want to grow our services to support more people. As part of this drive we would like to invite interested people to apply to sit as Trustees on our Charity’s board.
There are two main roles of the board; Supporting and scrutinising the CEO on the basis of Good Corporate Governance and assisting in the formulating of strategy to achieve Nexus NI’s objectives. Continue reading
The Boardroom Apprentice 2018 is now open for applications
The Boardroom Apprentice is 12-month board training and placement programme to encourage new people to come forward to give their time and share their skills with our third and public-sector boards. It is built on three core pillars:
- Provision of a 12-month Board Apprentice placement to gain experience
- The transfer of knowledge and learning to the Boardroom Apprentice through the delivery of a suite of training
- Support for the Boardroom Apprentice through an assigned board buddy
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
Alpha Housing is helping pioneer the next generation of housing for older people in NI. Can you join us in this mission as a voluntary board member?
Alpha is a housing association and social enterprise with nearly 1,000 homes across Northern Ireland, mainly for older people. We employ 70 people and have a turnover of £5.5million. Our offices are at Duncrue in the Belfast Harbour estate. Continue reading
The purpose of the posts will be to work within the Board structure to help ensure that Athletics NI is managed and controlled appropriately; to ensure it is accountable to its legitimate interest groups and stake holders and to ensure that it maintains the highest level of governance and accountability.
A full role description, person specification and application form is available from athleticsni.org/About/Job-Opportunities , by phoning the Athletics NI office on 02890 602707 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Continue reading