Charity Directors/Trustees Rainbow Rehoming Centre Derry

Rainbow Rehoming is a small animal charity with big ambitions and we are looking for directors who will help us to realise these ambitions. You will be joining the charity at an exciting time as we look ahead to our future growth and development.

If you are interested, please return the Expression of Interest Form to by the deadline of Sunday 30th September 2018. 

Some information about Rainbow:

  • We are a registered charity Founded in 1997 and a company limited by guarantee (NI51496)
  • We operate from two sites; our animal centre in Eglinton Derry/Londonderry and our charity shop in the City Centre of Derry/Londonderry.
  • We employ seven part-time staff and we are supported by a number of volunteers.
  • We rely for income on fundraising activities, public donations and grant applications.

We are particularly interested in individuals who have skills or experience in any of the following areas:

  • Animal Welfare
  • Health & Safety
  • Finance/administration
  • Human Resources Management
  • Volunteer Recruitment & Management
  • Information Technology
  • Retail, Business & Marketing
  • Charity promotion and fundraising
  • PR & Media

If you feel you have relevant skills and/or experience and could make a positive contribution to the work of the Board of Directors, please complete the Expression of Interest Form below and return it to the current Directors at
If you would like to discuss the Directors’ role, or would prefer the form sent to you in hard copy, please email us at:

Trustees wanted at Nexus NI

We are ambitious as an organisation and want to grow our services to support more people.  As part of this drive we would like to invite interested people to apply to sit as Trustees on our Charity’s board.

There are two main roles of the board; Supporting and scrutinising the CEO on the basis of Good Corporate Governance and assisting in the formulating of strategy to achieve Nexus NI’s objectives.   Continue reading

Board Members wanted at MACS

MACS aim is to provide a range of support services for children and young people who haven’t had a fair deal in relation to housing, homelessness, mental health and participation. Our work is underpinned by a strong set of values, ethos and culture.

We are seeking two Voluntary Board Members to join a diverse and committed team working cooperatively at governance and strategic level.

A commitment to the values, ethos, culture and objectives of MACS Supporting Children and Young People is essential, and an understanding of the areas in which we work would be advantageous but not essential.   Continue reading

Board Members (x2) wanted at Angel Eyes NI

We are recruiting 2 Board Members who will contribute to the effective governance of Angel Eyes NI in promoting its aims and objectives.

If you have a background in the private, public or voluntary sectors and skills in the following areas, we want to hear from you: #Accountancy or #Fundraising.

While positions are unremunerated, out-of-pocket expenses will be paid. Angel Eyes NI respects and promotes equal opportunity and positively welcomes applications from all groups.

For further information on the necessary qualities and experience for either of the above roles as well as an application form, please contact Sara McCracken at

Co-Optee Finance Governor wanted at Belfast Metrolpolitan College

  • Are you willing to play a part in transforming the education and skills landscape?
  • Are you prepared to make difficult collegiate decisions to support quality sustainable services?
  • Can you provide the professional Financial expertise to support the work of the Governing Body? 
  • Are you willing to invest one day / month as a Governor?

 If you have said yes, please read on and consider joining the Governing Body of Belfast Met.

There is currently one vacancy on the Belfast Met Governing Body.  It is the intention of the Governing Body to interview prospective governors with a view to identifying one outstanding qualified Accountant with the necessary professional skill set in corporate Finance (public or private).

As recognised in the Skills Barometer for Northern Ireland, the Further Education sector has a significant contribution to make in developing the skills pipeline which will prove essential in supporting business drive growth and prosperity.  Belfast Met has a particular role to play in ‘Leading the City to Work’ and is hugely ambitious in supporting our learners realise their potential and delivering against the Department for the Economy / Programme for Government’s strategic outcomes.

Belfast Met is the 10th largest FE & HE College in the UK: a £60M turnover business, spread across four main campuses, and with 1,100 staff supporting over 28,600 enrolments annually.  The College has successfully transformed itself in a relatively short space of time from being perceived as a once failing college facing ‘special measures’ to a multi-award winning college.  But we remain ambitious to go ‘from good to great’.  More details can be found on the Belfast Met website

Have a look around the site while you are there.  If, after looking at the website, you feel you might be that person and would like to discuss a future role as a governor at Belfast Met then contact John McAndrew, Secretary to the Governing Body at who can arrange for you to meet a governor, or show you round or answer your queries.  This is a remunerated position and appropriate training will be provided.

This is a co-opted appointment process run by the BMC Governing Body, albeit the final appointment is made by the Department for the Economy subject to a probity check.  Accordingly, it is the intention of the Governing Body to interview prospective governors with a view to recommending one name to the Department for appointment.

Invitation from the Chair of the Governing Body, Frank Bryan

“Membership of the Governing Body of Belfast Met is a challenging but rewarding role.  Belfast Met’s clear mission is to make a fundamental impact on the economic and social success of the city of Belfast and beyond by equipping its people, employers and communities with the education and skills for work.  By playing a part in the leadership of Belfast Met, you can help us realise our vision to be a world class college that nurtures all the talents and ambition of this great city.  We are passionate about championing our dual mandate of economic development and social inclusion, building an economy for the common good.”

It is crucial that Belfast Met builds on its successes of recent years and continues to be at the heart of skills development and economic growth.  If you share our passion for ‘Leading the City to Work’* then get in touch.

*  Leading the City to Work: Belfast Met Corporate Plan 2016-20.


The closing time and date for applications is 1:00pm on 27 April 2017.  It is anticipated that interviews will take place between 22 May 2017 (all day) and 23 May 2017 (a.m. only). An application form and Information pack is available from the Secretary of the Governing Body .

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).


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

First Legal Services Oversight Commissioner appointed

Mrs Marian Cree has been appointed to the positions of Legal Services Oversight Commissioner and Lay Observer. This appointment was made by the Finance Minister, Máirtín Ó Muilleoir MLA, following consultation with the Lord Chief Justice.

Mrs Cree has been appointed to serve as Legal Services Oversight Commissioner for a period of three years with effect from 3 April 2017.  She will also undertake the role of Lay Observer until the new structures for handling complaints against the legal profession are fully in place. She will receive annual remuneration of £35,000.

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Board Members wanted for Eirgrid

Applications are invited from members of the public who consider they possess the skills and experience necessary to join the Board of Eirgrid . Appointments may be made with regard to ensuring that there are at least two members on the Board with the relevant experience who are normally resident in Northern Ireland.

Applicants may apply under one or more of the following headings:

  • Accounting/Finance Expertise
  • Strategy/Policy Development in the Energy Sector
  • Local Government Experience
  • Stakeholder Engagement/Marketing/PR
  • Regulation
  • Technology

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