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

Chair and Board Members wanted at Thrive

Thrive, Making Culture Count are looking for a new Chair and Trustees for our board. You’ll be involved in shaping the growth and direction of thrive and joining a dynamic and well-supported board team.

What We Do:
We help cultural organisations unlock their potential through better understanding their audiences. We do this by producing research on NI cultural audiences, and by providing practical support to help organisations to increase or diversify their audiences. We work with around 200 arts, culture and heritage organisations right across NI, and sometimes beyond that, who vary in size, location, remit and ambition. We are a charity but we also have an increasing focus on increasing our sustainability through income generation and business development.   Continue reading

Chair and Board Members (x2) wanted at USEL

The Department for Communities is seeking to appoint a new chair and two members to the board of USEL. USEL provides help for people with disabilities to gain employment.

Details

  • remuneration:
    • chair: £270 for each board meeting attended
    • members: £135 for each board meeting attended
    • travel and subsistence allowances for official business will be payable – any extra work undertaken will be paid at an hourly rate
  • period of appointment: a term of up to four years, starting from 1 August 2018
  • time commitment: attendance at approximately 11 board meetings per year, plus other ad-hoc activities and attendance at any board member training – board meetings are normally held at USEL’s Head Office, Cambrai Street, Belfast
  • appointment regulated by CPA NI
  • closing date: 12 noon on Friday 27 April 2018

How to apply

You can find out more, including how to apply, at this link:

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.

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

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

Independent Chair wanted for HSC Pension Board

The Department of Health is seeking to appoint an Independent Chair to the HSC Pension Board.

The Board has responsibility for assisting the HSC Pension Scheme Manager with securing compliance with the scheme regulations and other legislation relating to the governance and administration of the scheme and securing compliance with requirements imposed by the Pensions Regulator.

The Pension Board comprises 12 members (6 employer representatives and 6 member representatives). Employer representatives are drawn from HSC Trusts, the Business Services Organisation/the Regional HSC Board (representing smaller ALBs) and general practitioners. Member representatives are drawn from the main trade unions, together with representation from the British Medical Association/British Dental Association.
The Chair of the HSC Pension Board will lead the Board in monitoring performance, and ensuring accountability.    Continue reading

Chairperson sought by Craft NI

Craft NI is seeking to appoint a new Chairperson to its Board. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who is passionate about the arts, understands the benefits they bring for the individual and the wider community, who is willing to undertake the responsibilities of a Chairperson and wants to help shape the future of contemporary craft in Northern Ireland.

The Chairperson will be instrumental in helping Craft NI in its mission “To build an integrated, entrepreneurial and vibrant contemporary crafts industry in Northern Ireland, actively supported by regional and local stakeholders, that contributes increasingly to the creative, cultural and economic life of Northern Ireland.

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Trustees wanted at W5

The Department for Communities is seeking to appoint 2 Trustees to the Board of W5 – one Education Specialist and one Science Specialist. Further information on the competition including the criteria for these positions can be found in the Candidate Information Booklet.

Details

The closing date is 12 noon on Friday 17 February 2017. Late applications will not be considered.

How to Apply

To apply, please send:

  • a completed application form and
  • equal opportunities monitoring form

to publicappointments@communities-ni.gov.uk or by post to

Public Appointments Unit
Department for Communities
Level 5
Causeway Exchange
1-7 Bedford Street
Belfast
BT2 7EG

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