Boardroom Apprentices wanted: One week left to apply.

If you have ever thought about being on a committee or board and decided against it for what ever reason, this pilot programme just might help you bridge the gap between that aspiration and reality.

Boardrooms are places where decisions are made, those decisions in the voluntary and public sectors impact on services delivered right across our communities. We all have a role to play, a civic one. Why couldn’t you inform the delivery of services in our communities, why couldn’t you share your knowledge and skills to help these organisations deliver really well for the people it serves? You can is the answer, but that step can sometimes just be too big to take. This pilot programme is built on the basis that by providing you with training, experience and support this will better equip you to go forward for board position in the future.

The programme is aimed at people with no or very little boardroom experience (see information pack for eligibility). This programming is offering up to 25 boardroom apprentice positions providing a practical 12-month board placement. Alongside this there is a suite of training to help support you in your role and develop your knowledge and understanding. Each board will also provide their apprentice with a dedicated board buddy to support them through their placement.

Boardroom Apprentice Host Boards 

Ulster Orchestra Labour Relations Agency Belfast Health and Social Care Trust Charity Commission for Northern Ireland
Age NI South Eastern Regional College Strategic Investment Board Extern
Northern Ireland Housing Executive The Rainbow Project Big Lottery NI Committee Libraries NI
Equality Commission for Northern Ireland New Life Counselling Politics Plus Probation Board for Northern Ireland
Canoe Association for Northern Ireland Young Enterprise NI Agri-Food Bioscience Institute Nexus NI
VOYPIC The Education Authority

You can find out more about this pilot programme, the host boards,  the training and how to apply by going to www.strictlyboardroom.com/apprentice/

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 06th June at 3:00pm (only one week left to apply).

Boardroom Apprentices wanted…..

If you have ever thought about being on a committee or board and decided against it for what ever reason, this pilot programme just might help you bridge the gap between that aspiration and reality.

Boardrooms are places where decisions are made, those decisions in the voluntary and public sectors impact on services delivered right across our communities. We all have a role to play, a civic one. Why couldn’t you inform the delivery of services in our communities, why couldn’t you share your knowledge and skills to help these organisations deliver really well for the people it serves? You can is the answer, but that step can sometimes just be too big to take. This pilot programme is built on the basis that by providing you with training, experience and support this will better equip you to go forward for board position in the future.

The programme is aimed at people with no or very little boardroom experience (see information pack for eligibility). This programming is offering up to 25 boardroom apprentice positions providing a practical 12-month board placement. Alongside this there is a suite of training to help support you in your role and develop your knowledge and understanding. Each board will also provide their apprentice with a dedicated board buddy to support them through their placement.

You can find out more about this pilot programme, the host boards,  the training and how to apply by going to www.strictlyboardroom.com/apprentice/

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 06th June at 3:00pm.

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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Non Executive Chair & Members (2) sought for the Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland

The Department of Health is seeking to appoint a Non-Executive Chair and two Non-Executive Lay Members to the Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland.  

The Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland (SBNI) has responsibility for improving interagency co-operation on the safeguarding of children. It monitors how its member agencies are co-operating together and how they are performing against the statutory duty to make arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people.

Essential Criteria

  • The Non-Executive Members require no specific formal qualifications however all applicants must meet the following four essential criteria:
  • Business Sense; Corporate Governance; Stakeholder Engagement; Self Awareness and Personal Contribution.

Additional criteria for Chair Post

  • Applicants for the Non-Executive Chair post must meet the following additional criterion: Leadership.

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Member to the Board of Ulster Supported Employment Ltd (USEL) NI

The Department for Communities is seeking to appoint a new Member to the Board of USEL.

USEL’s vision is “To be the lead provider in helping people with disabilities gain employment”. It is the largest supporter of people with disabilities within Northern Ireland with offices in Belfast, Londonderry, Portadown and Omagh. Each year the company supports over 1500 people with disabilities in more than 750 companies to enter and sustain economic employment through its various employment programmes.  Continue reading

Committed & Enthusiastic Board Members Wanted by Disability Sport NI

Northern Ireland’s main disability sport charity, Disability Sport NI, is looking for enthusiastic and committed board members with an interest in sport and active recreation and with the skills and experience necessary to make a positive contribution to the further development of the organisation.

The charity believes that every person with a disability has the right to participate in all aspects of life and are committed to building a more inclusive society where people with disabilities have the same opportunity as non disabled people to lead a full, active and healthy lifestyle through sport and active recreation.  Continue reading