Deputy Equality Commissioner and Commissioners sought


Body: Equality Commission for Northern Ireland
Appointing Department: Northern Ireland Office
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Communities, Health, Regulation
Location: Belfast
Skills required: Audit and Risk, Change Management, HR, Legal / Judicial, Regulation
Number of Vacancies: 1 Deputy Chief Commissioner & 7 Commissioners
Remuneration: The positions of member attract an annual remuneration of £5,000; this will be paid in equal monthly instalments. The Deputy Chief Commissioner receives an annual remuneration of £10,000.
Time Requirements: The positions are part-time. The expected time commitment is approximately 2-3 days per month for Commissioners and 4-5 days for the Deputy Chief Commissioner. Occasional evening and weekend meetings may occur.

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Deputy Chief Commissioner and Commissioners – Equality Commission Northern Ireland


The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland is a non-departmental public body established by the Northern Ireland Act 1998. Its powers and duties derive from a number of statutes which have been enacted over the last decades, providing protection against discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, race, religion and political opinion, sex and sexual orientation. It also has responsibilities arising from the Northern Ireland Act 1998 in respect of the statutory equality and good relations duties which apply to public authorities.

Although appointments to the board of Commissioners are made by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland are sponsored by the Office of the First and deputy First Minister which carries responsibilities for equality policy and legislation in the Northern Ireland Executive.

If you would like more information on the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland you can access its website at

Person Specification

Outstanding individuals are sought to become members of the Commission; people who understand the considerations that influence the environment in which it works and can command the confidence of all sides of the community in Northern Ireland, work constructively with others, think strategically and make clear and well informed judgements.

Candidates for the role of Deputy Chief Commissioner need to be able to demonstrate a strong track record of leadership in the private, public or voluntary sectors and a commitment to the principles of good governance.

Further details of the responsibilities and skills required are contained in the appointments information pack, which should be read in conjunction with this advertisement. This information is available, on request, in other formats.

Additional Information

Membership of the Equality Commission is a challenging and rewarding opportunity. It calls for people who can work effectively with a wide range of individuals and who have good judgment, resilience, sensitivity and vision of a high order. .

How to Apply

You can download the application material from:

Competition Co-ordinator
Corporate Governance Unit
Northern Ireland Office
Stormont House

Tel: 028 9076 5497