Chairperson and Board Members wanted..

The Department of Justice is seeking to appoint a new Chairperson and three Board members to the Police Rehabilitation and Retraining Trust (PRRT). 

The PRRT is an Executive Non-Departmental Public Body of the Department of Justice which supports police officers planning to retire from service, or those who have already retired from the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) or the Royal Ulster Constabulary GC (RUC GC).  The appointments will begin in April 2019, for a term of four years, for the Chairperson and one Board member and a term of three years for the other two Board members.  Both positions are required to perform a representative role on behalf of the PRRT at a variety of events.    Continue reading

Chair and Board members wanted for the Probation Board of Northern Ireland

The Department of Justice is seeking to appoint a Chair and 12 Board Members to the Probation Board for Northern Ireland.

Probation Board

The Probation Board for Northern Ireland is an executive non-departmental public body established under The Probation Board (Northern Ireland) Order 1982.  PBNI plays a key role in Northern Ireland’s criminal justice system.  The focus of all of the work undertaken by PBNI is to reduce offending and make communities safer.

  • remuneration: Chair: £33,010 per annum, plus travel and expenses, this is not pensionable. Board Member: £5,050 annual fee plus travel and expenses
  • period of appointment: The appointment of Chair and Board Members will be made for a three year term
  • time commitment:Chair will be required to commit to 2 days per week.
    Board Members will be required to commit to a minimum of 25 days per annum
  • regulated by CPA NI: yes
  • closing date: 12 noon Friday 14 September 2018

For more information on the positions including how to apply please go to:

Independent Board Members sought

The Department of Justice is seeking to appoint nine members to the Northern Ireland Policing Board.


  • remuneration: £15,000 a year
  • period of appointment: three independent members will be appointed in July 2018 for a three-year term, and six independent members in July 2019 (of those six, three will be appointed for three years and three for four years)
  • time commitment: a minimum of four days a month board business and will be required to perform a representative role on behalf of the board at a variety of events
  • appointment regulated by CPA NI
  • closing date: 12 noon on Thursday 3 May 2018

How to apply

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


Prisoner Ombudsman wanted by Department of Justice

The Department of Justice is seeking to appoint a Prisoner Ombudsman.

The Ombudsman is responsible for investigating complaints from prisoners, visitors to prisoners, and deaths in Prison Service custody in Northern Ireland. The position plays a key investigative role in the criminal justice system and is vital in helping to ensure widespread confidence in the prison system.

  • Remuneration:   £61,478 per annum.
  • Period of appointment and commencement date:  The appointment will be for three years beginning 1 May 2017
  • Time commitment: Four days per week.
  • Regulated by CPA NI: No
  • Closing date: the closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 3rd February 2017.

You can find out more information including how to apply at the link below:

Chief Commissioner wanted

The Department of Justice (DoJ) wishes to appoint a Chief Commissioner to The Planning Appeals Commission (PAC).

The Planning Appeals Commission (PAC) and Water Appeals Commission (WAC) are Tribunal NDPB’s of the DoJ and are administratively supported by the Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service (NICTS). They have a range of statutory functions relating to planning and environmental matters to decide appeals from decisions by Local Government, Assembly Departments and to report to Assembly Departments on matters which those Departments refer to the Commissions.

The Chief Commissioner is the most senior source of professional expertise in the Commissions and the role holder must lead, direct and fully understand the work of individual Commissioners and of the Commissions, and promote public understanding of their role in the planning and environmental processes.

This is a full-time, permanent public appointment.

The office of the Commissions’ is located in Belfast but the Chief Commissioner is required to travel throughout Northern Ireland.

Remuneration will be in the range of £66,850 to £78,275 per annum.


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