Board Members wanted by Garvagh Enterprise Trust…

For all those with an entrepreneurial & creative spirit!

Garvagh High School closed in August 2013 which triggered an extensive community conversation on the potential of the 4-acre site nestled in the 600 acre Garvagh Forest; once all part of the Canning Family estate who established Garvagh.

Garvagh Enterprise Trust (GET), a company limited by guarantee, was established in 2015 to explore the regeneration potential of the former Garvagh High School site as a shared innovation hub growing learning, innovation and well-being. Over the last two years we have been exploring the feasibility of a community asset transfer with the support of Development Trusts NI from the Department of Education.   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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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

Nexus NI are looking Board Members

Change Lives One Meeting at a Time!

Nexus NI is a voluntary organisation with impact, committed to supporting those who have been affected by sexual violence, promoting sexual health and education and supporting professionals through training.  We have more than 30 years’ experience in our field and our services are delivered across Northern Ireland.

We have a voluntary Board of Directors who have two main roles; Supporting and scrutinising the CEO on the basis of the Good Corporate Governance and assisting in the formulating of strategy to achieve Nexus NI’s objectives.

We are looking for people who have expertise / experience in:

  • Counselling / Psychotherapy
  • PR / Marketing Communications
  • Accountancy/ Finance
  • Property/Estate Management
  • Digital Media

Individuals are asked to commit the time necessary to responsibly fulfill their commitment to Nexus NI. The board meetings occur bi-monthly, with some committee meetings across the year.

As a board member of Nexus NI you have the opportunity to do the following:

  • Help to steer the strategic direction of a charity with over 30 years’ experience within its field
  • Avail of personal and professional development opportunities during your tenure
  • Develop within the board into office bearer roles
  • Have an impact in the lives of those who have been affected by sexual violence
  • Opportunity to develop further professional networks

This is a voluntary position and the initial appointment would be for a period of 3 years.    If you would be interested in learning more about these opportunities please view our website at or contact our Chief Executive Cara on

Closing date for applications Monday 23rd January 2017 at 12noon. 

Board Members wanted by the Professional Standards Authority

The Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care oversees statutory bodies that regulate health and social care professionals in the UK. The Authority assesses their performance, conducts audits, and scrutinises their decisions. It also sets standards for organisations holding voluntary registers for health and social care occupations and accredits those that meet them.   Continue reading

Members wanted for the NHS Pay Review Body

The Secretary of State for Health is looking to appoint one member representing Northern Ireland to the NHS Pay Review Body (NHSPRB), which provides independent advice and recommendations on the pay of NHS staff paid under Agenda for Change.

You must demonstrate the ability to think strategically and to exercise judgement on complex and sensitive issues, along with the ability to analyse and interpret detailed information. Candidates must also be able to demonstrate experience in a devolved context or knowledge of the public sector workforce in Northern Ireland.

Remuneration will be £300 per meeting for a time commitment of around 15 meetings per year.

The Secretary of State for Health determines the length of appointment, which will be for up to a maximum of four years.

For more information, please visit our website:

Cabinet Office Website Link

If you require an alternative format such as Braille, large print or audio please call Alex Staples on 020 7210 2713 quoting the reference NHSPRB – A16-80.

The closing date for all applications is midday on 28th July 2016.

The Department of Health values and promotes diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity for all.

Council Members wanted at the General Medical Council

The General Medical Council (GMC) plays a vital role in helping to protect patients and improve the standards of medical practice in the UK. It is responsible for setting the standards for medical students and doctors, for supporting them in achieving and exceeding those standards and for taking action whenever these are not met. It does this by working with doctors, government health departments, employers, medical educators and patient groups to make sure that the trust patients have in their doctors is fully justified.

The GMC seeks to appoint two lay and one medical member to fill three vacancies on its governing body, the Council. The Council of the GMC sets the organisation’s strategy and defines its high-level policies. It is responsible for the oversight of the GMC and makes sure that the organisation fulfils its statutory and charitable purposes. The Council comprises 12 members (6 lay and 6 medical). Two vacancies are for members who must live or work wholly or mainly in Wales or Scotland; the other vacancy is open to applicants from any of the four UK countries.

Applicants for these roles must be able to contribute to setting strategy, exercising oversight and ensuring effective corporate governance. Additional desirable knowledge and skills are sought for specific areas, including commercial acumen; financial/business management; investment income generation; information systems and communications technology; and the legal sector.

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Appointments made to the Board of AFBI

Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Michelle O’Neill today announced the appointment of seven new members to the Board of the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI).

They are Dr Michelle Costello-Smith, Theresa Cullen, Fiona Hanna, Dr Richard Horton, Joan Houston, Sharon Smyth and Richard Solomon. Their appointments will be effective from 1 April 2016 for a term of three years.     Continue reading