Committed and motivated Trustees sought by The Gallaher Trust

The Gallaher Trust has recently been established by JTI (Japan Tobacco International) to provide a £5million trust fund which will assist job creation in Ballymena, County Antrim and support disadvantaged adults in the local area.

The Gallaher Trust is currently seeking to attract additional skills and experience to its Board to support the delivery of the Trust Fund over the coming years.

We are looking for Trustees with experience in at least one of the following areas:

  • Further education and training sector
  • Funding allocation and oversight
  • Commercial activities – either supporting or establishing a business
  • PR & Media Relations
  • Performance management
  • Working with disadvantaged adults

We have made a commitment to ensure that our Board is diverse and we are really keen to receive applications from across our society.

These are voluntary positons and the initial appointment would be for a period of 3 years. If you are interested in applying for this role, please forward your C.V and cover note outlining why you would like be one of our Trustees to greg.mckinley@jti.com.

Applicants who have the skills and experience we are looking for, will be invited to a meeting to discuss the role further, week commencing 24 April.

  • Closing date is 4:00pm Friday 14 April 2017

The Gallaher Trust is based in Ballymena, Northern Ireland. The aim of the Trust is to make awards for charitable purposes to support job creation and skills development together with support for disadvantaged adults for the Ballymena community.

Board Members wanted for The Odyssey Trust Board

The Odyssey is the Landmark Millennium Project for Northern Ireland and is owned by the Odyssey Trust Company Limited (OTC), a company limited by guarantee with charitable status. The Odyssey is a unique entertainment and educational venue sited at Queen’s Quay, Belfast, comprising 3 main areas

  • The SSE Arena, which seats 10,000 people where ice hockey games, concerts, and family shows are held.
  • W5, an interactive discovery and educational centre.
  • The Pavilion, which comprises the multiplex cinema, ten pin bowling and a range of restaurants.

The OTC Board oversees and manages the investment in the Odyssey to ensure its ongoing viability and promotes its continuing development for the benefit of the people of Northern Ireland.   Continue reading

Non-Executive Members of Audit Committees and Boards across Government Departments

Audit and Risk Assurance Committees and Departmental Boards are essential structures within Government departments, as they provide the collective strategic and operational leadership for the department and ensure that appropriate controls are in place to manage risks and promote good governance.  Non-Executive Members complement the balance of skills and experience of Government officials on Audit Committees and Boards by bringing an independent, external perspective to this work.

This competition represents an exciting and challenging opportunity to play a positive role in the delivery of public services in Northern Ireland by contributing to the good governance of Northern Ireland departments and their agencies.

 

The work of government departments impacts on every aspect of life in Northern Ireland and plays a pivotal role in delivering high-quality public services. In order to promote the efficient and effective use of public money, formal structures are in place to oversee the work of each department and ensure that appropriate controls are in place.

Non-Executive Members play an extremely important role in this respect, as they bring a fresh and objective viewpoint to the work of audit committees and boards.

Launching the competition, Head of the Civil Service, Sir Malcolm McKibbin said: “This competition represents a valuable opportunity to make a real difference to the running of a government department and to ensure that public resources are managed effectively.

“Non-Executive Members complement the balance of skills and experience of government officials on Audit Committees and Boards by bringing an external and independent perspective to the analysis of issues. I would encourage people from a wide range of backgrounds to apply.”

This is not a public appointment, nor does it constitute employment, but is subject to Civil Service rules on conduct and political activity.  Most appointments will be for an initial period of three years, which may be extended up to a maximum of six years.  The time commitment is typically 20 – 25 days annually.  The fees payable in relation to this appointment will be in the region of £500 per day plus expenses.

For more detailed information, including the duties and responsibilities of the post and the criteria to be used during the recruitment and selection process, please click on the Candidate Information Booklet link below.

In order to apply for this position, please go to https://irecruit-ext.hrconnect.nigov.net

Alternatively, an application pack can be requested by contacting:

  • HRConnect, PO Box 1089, The Metro Building, 6-9 Donegall Square South, Belfast, BT1 9EW.
  • Telephone: 0800 1 300 330
  • Email: recruitment@hrconnect.nigov.net

All requests must include your name, address and reference number IRC217558.

The material will also be made available, on request, in alternative formats such as Braille, large print, audio etc.  All reasonable adjustments will be made to accommodate the needs of candidates with a disability.

Completed application forms must be returned to arrive not later than 12:00 noon (UK time) on Wednesday 19th April 2017.

Equality of Opportunity:  Departments are committed to making appointments based on merit with an openness and transparency of process.  Departments are also committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified applicants irrespective of religious belief, gender, race, political opinion, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or whether or not they have dependants.

As women, people with disabilities and people under 40 years of age are currently underrepresented, applications from these sections of the community would be particularly welcome.

ALL APPLICATIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT ARE CONSIDERED STRICTLY ON THE BASIS OF MERIT

Chair and Vice Chair sought for Northern Ireland Housing Executive

The Department for Communities is today launching a competition to appoint a new Chair and Vice-Chair to sit on the Board of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive.
Our goal is for everyone to have access to decent, affordable housing. The Chair and Vice-Chair will have key roles in working towards this goal and in setting the strategic direction for the organisation.
This is an open competition and applications are welcome from a wide range of people with an interest in public service, including individuals who have not previously held positions in this area.  Applications are particularly welcome from women, people from an ethnic minority, people with a disability and young people.
The Chair position attracts remuneration of £32,512 per year, plus travel and subsistence allowances. This post will require a commitment of at least two days per week and is expected to begin on 1 July 2017.
The Vice-Chair position attracts remuneration of £16,150 per year, plus travel and subsistence. This post will require a commitment of at least 1 day per week and is expected to begin on 5 November 2017. Both appointments will be for a term of up to 5 years.
All applications for appointment will be considered strictly on merit. The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 19 April 2017.
Further information, including an application pack, can be obtained from NI Direct or by e-mail
You can also contact the Department for Communities on the following:
  • Telephone:  028 90515269
  • Text Relay Service:  18001 028 90515269
By writing to:
Public Appointments Unit
Department for Communities
Level 8
Causeway Exchange
1-7 Bedford Street
Belfast
BT2 7EG

Committed and motivated Trustees sought by The Gallaher Trust

 

The Gallaher Trust has recently been established by JTI (Japan Tobacco International) to provide a £5million trust fund which will assist job creation in Ballymena, County Antrim and support disadvantaged adults in the local area.

The Gallaher Trust is currently seeking to attract additional skills and experience to its Board to support the delivery of the Trust Fund over the coming years.

We are looking for Trustees with experience in at least one of the following areas:

  • Further education and training sector
  • Funding allocation and oversight
  • Commercial activities – either supporting or establishing a business
  • PR & Media Relations
  • Performance management
  • Working with disadvantaged adults

We have made a commitment to ensure that our Board is diverse and we are really keen to receive applications from across our society.

These are voluntary positons and the initial appointment would be for a period of 3 years. If you are interested in applying for this role, please forward your C.V and cover note outlining why you would like be one of our Trustees to greg.mckinley@jti.com.

Applicants who have the skills and experience we are looking for, will be invited to a meeting to discuss the role further, week commencing 24 April.

Closing date is 4:00pm Friday 14 April 2017

The Gallaher Trust is based in Ballymena, Northern Ireland. The aim of the Trust is to make awards for charitable purposes to support job creation and skills development together with support for disadvantaged adults for the Ballymena community.

Voluntary Board Members sought by Action for Children

Looking for a fresh and exciting challenge this year? Are you passionate about making a difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in Northern Ireland?

Action for Children’s flagship event Byte Night is looking for volunteers to join our Northern Ireland board of senior executives representing an array of national and global companies.  We’re ambitious for the children and young people we help through Byte Night. With the support, guidance, expertise, energy and networks of our board members we want to build on our success to date and take Byte Night to the next level.

Byte Night is Action for Children’s biggest annual fundraiser; a national ‘sleep-out’ event which consistently raises over £1 million. This year, over 1,700 like-minded professionals from the technology and wider business arena will give up their beds for one night to help change the lives of vulnerable young people.  It all began in 1998 when 30 individuals slept out in London and raised £35,000. Since then, Byte Night has evolved to become the UK’s largest corporate sleep out event with 10 UK locations taking part in 2017.   Continue reading

Board Members wanted for Tourism Northern Ireland

The Department for the Economy (DfE) is seeking to appoint two new members to the Board of Tourism Northern Ireland (formerly Northern Ireland Tourist Board).

Background

Tourism Northern Ireland (TNI) is a statutory Non-Departmental Public Body.

TNI is responsible for the development of Northern Ireland as a tourist destination as well as being responsible for the promotion and marketing of Northern Ireland as a tourist destination within Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. TNI’s vision is to confidently and passionately champion the development and promotion of the Northern Ireland experience.

One appointment will commence on 1 July 2017 and one on 1 February 2018, and the term of the appointment for both will be for three years.

People with a disability and ethnic minority communities are currently under-represented on the Board and applications from members of these groups would be particularly welcome.

We are operating the Guaranteed Interview Scheme for applicants with a disability.

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Board Members wanted at Women’s Aid Federation

Women’s Aid Federation Board Northern Ireland is  seeking to appoint new members to ensure we have the capacity and skills to oversee the next phase of our work; we are seeking members with a broad range of skills and are particularly interested in individuals with experience of policy and/or lobbying, finance/accountancy, marketing and work at senior/board level in the third sector.  The roles are unpaid voluntary positions. Reasonable expenses are paid.

We ask that Board members are able to attend board meetings, and participate in the life of the organisation between board meetings, advising the staff team and acting in an ambassadorial role for the organisation. Board meetings are currently held each month ( excluding January & July) in Belfast on a Saturday morning. Positions are advertised for a period of 3 years (term may be renewed).  Continue reading

Trustee with financial experience wanted at Praxis Care

Praxis Care, Northern Ireland’s leading Mental Health and Learning Disability Charity, is seeking to appoint an Accountant to join its Board and Finance Committee

The post would suit someone who has demonstrable knowledge and / or experience of working with an organisation employing over 1,000 staff and working in 4 jurisdictions.

Praxis Care, registered as a charity in 1983, is a major provider of services for adults and children with a learning disability, mental ill health, acquired brain injury and for older people, including people with dementia. Praxis Care employs 1,400 staff operating across Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, England and the Isle of Man.

Experience in corporate governance would be an advantage.

The estimated time would be around six hours a month on a pro bono basis.

We are currently seeking to attract a new member to our Governing Board specifically to sit on the Finance Committee to:   Continue reading

Trustees wanted at the Family Fund

Join us as a Trustee and help to change the lives of disabled children.

Family Fund believes that all families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people should have the same opportunities as others. It can be a struggle financially, emotionally and physically for families raising a disabled or seriously ill child, and our grants and services help break down many of the barriers families face, improving their quality of life and easing the additional daily pressures.

The role

We are looking to appoint two exceptional individuals who will bring passion and commitment, as well as skills and experience, to our Board. Trustees play an active role in governing the charity and are responsible for setting vision, strategic priorities, and for ensuring that the charity complies with legal, charitable and financial requirements.

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