Search is on for the next Chairperson of the IoD Northern Ireland


The position of IoD Northern Ireland Chairman is high profile and requires someone special who, amongst other strong leadership and influencing skills, will be a good communicator able to handle the media as well as demonstrate an understanding of Northern Ireland, its politics and its business and civic community. He or she will possess the core competencies of an effective director including strategic direction, independence and judgement.

The new Chair will take over in mid-2016 and will lead the substantial group of volunteers, who make the organisation function in Northern Ireland, and who will act as the chairman of the Northern Ireland, as well as being a key public figurehead for the organisation.

Once appointed he or she will work with the small staff team based in Belfast and with UK colleagues to increase the reach and impact of the IoD, particularly in areas of membership growth and director development.

Further details are available on request. Applicants should send their CV and a covering letter outlining how their experience will enable them to undertake the role of Chair to Linda Brown, Director of IoD Northern Ireland, by e-mail to by 16 November 2015. Interviews will be held in early December and an appointment will be made soon after.

Applicants should be a member of the Institute of Directors.

Should you wish to discuss any details of this appointment then please call: 028 9068 3224 and speak to Linda.

Download the job/person specification here.

First and Deputy First Minister announce appointment of Non Executive Directors to the Strategic Investment Board

First Minister the Rt Hon Peter D Robinson MLA and deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness MLA, today announced the following appointments to the Strategic Investment Board.

Mrs Kathryn Thomson and Mr Daniel McSorley have been appointed as Non Executive Directors for a three year term on 1 September 2015 and 1 November 2015 respectively.

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CRAICNI on the hunt for Voluntary Board Members – interested!

In order to grow and create a proper foundation for sustainable development CRAICNI C.I.C. is starting to recruit a voluntary board of directors.

CRAICNI C.I.C. is a start-up social enterprise venture registered as a community interest company in May 2015. CRAICNI stands for Cultivate Respect, Appreciate Inclusion in Communities, Northern Ireland, which is the main aim of this venture.

Our main area of interest is to develop and deliver the best quality educational programmes focusing on cohesion, equality and good relation in order to foster a wider understanding about changes in the social landscape of Northern Ireland. We believe that in order to provide a proper education approach to diversity, people who have experienced migration to Northern Ireland should deliver relevant training.  Continue reading

Boundary Commission For Northern Ireland seeks a new member

Members of the Commission need to work together to balance statistical, demographic, and sociological factors within the framework set out by statute. The Commission works in an environment in which political pressures are significant, so it is therefore vital that commission members must be, and seen to be politically impartial in the fulfilment of their duties.

The member role is a challenging but rewarding opportunity. It calls for someone with good judgement, resilience and sensitivity.The post is part-time. When a review is underway the Commission will usually meet every 4-6 weeks. Each meeting may require up to 1-2 days of a member’s time. In between reviews there will be a lesser commitment.  Continue reading

Probation Board NI Appointments and Re-appointments announced…

  • Justice Minister David Ford has announced the appointment of six new Board Members of the Probation Board for Northern Ireland.

    They are:

    Judith Gillespie
    Ian Jeffers
    Angela Matthews
    Gearoid OhEara
    Barbara Stuart
    Dave Wall

    The new members have been appointed following an open competition regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments Northern Ireland and will take up office on 1 December 2015.

    The Minister also announced the reappointment of the Chair and six serving members for a second term.  Continue reading

Independent Monitoring Board for Northern Ireland seeking new members (x19)

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is seeking to appoint at least 19 new members to the Independent Monitoring Board for Northern Ireland.

An Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) is appointed for each prison in Northern Ireland. Members come from all backgrounds, cover a wide range of ages and have a diverse combination of skills and experiences. DOJ are looking for people who are open-minded and committed to diversity, equality and human rights. People under the age of 40 are currently under represented and applications from them would be particularly welcome. In keeping with the departmental policy on diversity, DOJ would also welcome applications from those not currently serving on public bodies. Continue reading

DRD on the search for nine Non Executive members to the Board of Belfast Harbour Commissioners

Belfast Harbour Commissioners is a Public Trust Port established by legislation. The Belfast Harbour Commissioners role is to develop, maintain and operate the Belfast Harbour to the highest standards of efficiency, financial prudence, environmental awareness, safety and security to the benefit of all stakeholders. All financial surpluses generated are reinvested to meet these responsibilities.


BHC Non-Executive Board Members have corporate responsibility for ensuring that BHC complies with all relevant statutory or administrative requirements including requirements in respect of the use of public funds. The Non-Executive Board Member’s role will be to work as a member of the Board to bring experience and judgement to bear on issues of strategy, performance and governance. Members should bring wide experience and critical detachment to the work of the organisation and be prepared to constructively challenge and assist executive management in the development of strategic objectives and policies. Continue reading

Nine independent members to the Policing Board started on the 01st July

Justice Minister David Ford has announced the make-up of the Northern Ireland Policing Board which takes office on Wednesday 1 July 2015.

David Ford said: “The Northern Ireland Policing Board performs an important role in holding the Chief Constable and his officers to account, ensuring that the PSNI is effective, efficient and responsive to the needs of the community it serves.

“As well as its primary duties, the Policing Board will face new challenges as it takes on responsibility for the oversight of the National Crime Agency and the forthcoming work with the Historical Investigation Unit.”

Following an appointment competition for independent members, regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments for Northern Ireland (CPA NI), David Ford appointed the following independent Board members:

  • Deirdre Blakely
  • Anne Connolly
  • Brice Dickson
  • Ryan Feeney
  • Roisin McGlone
  • Paul Nolan
  • Wendy Osborne
  • Catherine Pollock
  • Deborah Watters

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Members sought for the Board of the Marine Institute

The Marine Institute was set up under the Marine Institute Act 1991:

“to undertake, to coordinate, to promote and to assist in marine research and development and to provide such services related to research and development, that in the opinion of the Institute, will promote economic development and create employment and protect the marine environment.”

The Marine Institute is the State agency responsible for marine research, technology development and innovation in Ireland.

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine invites applications from qualified candidates for five vacancies on the board of the Marine Institute. Candidates must have demonstrable experience relevant to the work of the Institute in one or more of the following areas:

Seafood Industry Development
Scientific Research
Enterprise Development/Innovation

  • Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine
  • Galway

Appointment to the Classification of Films Appeal Board – Ireland

The Censorship of Films Appeal Board was established under Section 3 of the Censorship of Films Act 1923. Since July 2008 the Appeal Board has been known as the Classification of Films Appeal Board in accordance with Section 71 of the Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2008. Its function is to adjudicate on any appeals brought against the decision of the Director of Film Classification as to the classification of a film or video/DVD. The decision of the Appeal Board is final.

  • Minister for Justice and Equality
  • Dublin

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