We’re back !! Boardroom Apprentice 2018

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:

  1. Provision of a 12-month Board Apprentice placement to gain experience
  2. The transfer of knowledge and learning to the Boardroom Apprentice through the delivery of a suite of training
  3. Support for the Boardroom Apprentice through an assigned board buddy

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Committee members wanted at Women’s Aid and Onus Training

Womens Aid Antrim, Ballymena, Carrickfergus, Larne and Newtownabbey (ABCLN) alongside Onus, Ballymena  are currently seeking Voluntary Management Committee Members to join a diverse and committed team working co-operatively at a governance and strategic level.

The Management Committee consists of individuals from a range of backgrounds with diverse skills and experience who are working to meet the challenges and opportunities in a changing environment.    Continue reading

Trustee wanted by Politics Plus

Politics Plus is seeking to appoint 1 member to its Board of Trustees with effect from 8 January 2018.

The successful candidate will assist the Board in the delivery of its vision for the long term future of Politics Plus, as well as in the ongoing development of an effective organisation within which goals can be achieved. Politics Plus is an independent not-for-profit organisation operating with Parliament Buildings, Stormont.   Continue reading

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.

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.

Non Executive Chair and Director wanted by the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service

The Department of Health is recruiting a Non-Executive Chair and a Non-Executive Director to the NI Ambulance Service (NIAS).
This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community. We value and promote diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity for all and appointments made on merit. We believe that the best Boards are those that reflect the communities they serve. We particularly welcome applications from women, people under 30 years of age, people with disabilities and people from the local ethnic minority communities as these are under-represented in Chair and Non-Executive roles.

Applications are welcomed from all backgrounds regardless of religious belief, gender, disability, ethnic origin, political opinion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or whether or not you have dependents.   Continue reading

Commissioners sought by the NI Human Rights Commission

The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland invites applications for appointment to the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission. A number of Commissioner positions, will become vacant in September 2017 when the terms of office of the current members expire. Membership of the NIHRC is a challenging and rewarding opportunity

Key responsibilities:

All Commissioners will be expected to:

  • Ensure the Commission fulfils its functions in accordance with its statutory remit as defined in legislation.
  • Act in a way that promotes high standards of public finance, including the promotion of regularity, propriety and value for money;
  • Ensure that the Commission’s activities are conducted in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Ensure that strategies are developed for meeting the Commission’s overall objectives in accordance with Government’s policies and priorities and the wider context.
  • Monitor the Commission’s performance to ensure that it fully meets its aims, objectives and performance targets.
  • Ensure that the Commission’s control, regulation and monitoring of its activities ensure value for money within a framework of best practice, regularity and propriety.
  • Appoint the Director should this vacancy arise and ensure that his/her performance is regularly assessed against clear objectives and targets.
  • Attend Commission meetings regularly.
  • Act as representatives of the Commission as required, e.g. at events, seminars or other functions

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