Chairperson sought by the Northern Ireland Audit Office

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Chairperson – Northern Ireland Audit Office Advisory Board

At the Northern Ireland Audit Office, we do work that really counts. By cultivating curiosity and championing professionalism, we enable our people to make a difference. As an independent body, we work in partnership with the public sector in Northern Ireland, to ensure that £20 billion of taxpayers’ money is spent properly.  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.

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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Chair and Board Members wanted for the Community Relations Council

The First Minister and Deputy First Minister intend to appoint a new Chair and 8 Board Members to the Community Relations Council.

  • Remuneration: The remuneration for the Board member positions will be £125 per day, up to a maximum of £3,000 per annum, plus travel and subsistence costs.
    The remuneration for the Chair will be £8,200 per annum, plus travel and subsistence.
  • Period of appointment and commencement date: Three year term with an expected commencement date of March 2017.
  • Time commitment: General Board membership will require an average commitment of 1-2 days per month.The Chair will be required to carry out the role on an average of 3-4 days per month.
  • Regulated by CPA NI: Yes

Closing date: the closing date for applications is 12 noon on 02 December 2016

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

Member for the Prison Service Pay Review Body (PSPRB) with Northern Ireland Expertise.

The Prison Service Pay Review Body is one of eight Pay Review Bodies that make recommendations to the Government on the pay of staff in key parts of the public sector. As with all review bodies, the PSPRB operates independent of Government, the Prison Service and trades unions.

We are now looking for a new member with Northern Ireland expertise. They must have a good understanding of the political context and community concerns in Northern Ireland.
The role of the PSPRB is to provide independent advice on the remuneration of governors and operational managers, prison officers and support grades in the Prison Services of England and Wales and, separately, Northern Ireland. Continue reading

Legal Services Oversight Commissioner for Northern Ireland wanted.

The Department of Finance is seeking to appoint a Legal Services Oversight Commissioner for Northern Ireland.

As set out in the Legal Complaints and Regulation Act (Northern Ireland) 2016 (the Act), the Department of Finance, in consultation with the Lord Chief Justice, is seeking to identify a person for appointment as Legal Services Oversight Commissioner (the Commissioner).

The role of Legal Services Oversight Commissioner is a newly created position. The Commissioner will have a strategic role in that they will be responsible for oversight of the complaints handling systems of the Law Society and the Council of the Bar. However, they will not have operational responsibility for dealing with individual complaints.

The Commissioner’s powers will include the power to investigate how complaints are handled by the relevant professional body, the power to set targets in relation to complaints handling, the power to require a professional body to submit plans relating to complaints handling, and the power to penalise the professional body in certain circumstances.

Please note that under the terms of the Act, the appointee must not be, and must never have been, a solicitor or barrister.  Continue reading

Chair sought for Belfast City Centre Management

Belfast City Centre Management (BCCM) was established in 2000 as a company limited by guarantee.  BCCM, which is a partnership between the public and private sectors, is funded by Belfast City Council and the Department for Communities and operates in partnership with Belfast Chamber of Trade and Commerce and the Belfast One Business Improvement District. Within this partnership, BCCM delivers and manages a range of innovative initiatives which enhance economic performance, the presentation of public space and perceptions of safety in Belfast City Centre.  Continue reading

Extensions to Charity Commissioners appointments

Minister Givan announces Charity Commission for Northern Ireland extension to Commissioner appointments

Minister for Communities Paul Givan MLA has announced the extension of the appointments of Geraldine Donaghy and Brenda Maitland to the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland (CCNI) Board.

The appointments of Ms Donaghy and Ms Maitland, who have each served three-year terms as Commissioners of the CCNI Board, have been extended to 31 December 2016.

The CCNI was established as the regulator of charities operating in Northern Ireland following the enactment of the Charities (Northern Ireland) Act 2008.

Minister Givan paying tribute to Ms Donaghy and Ms Maitland, said: “I understand that both Commissioners have made a very valuable contribution to the work of the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland. Their expertise and accumulated knowledge will be invaluable to the Commission going forward. I would like to thank Ms Donaghy and Ms Maitland for their service and dedication to date and wish them both well for their future period as Commissioners.”   Continue reading

Chair sought for the Arts Council of Northern Ireland

Arts Minister Paul Givan MLA is seeking to appoint a new Chairperson of the Board of Arts Council NI.

Expressions of interest are welcome from applicants with an interest in serving the arts sector, including individuals who have not previously held positions in this area.

The Minister said: “This is an opportunity for an individual who is passionate about the arts and who understands the benefits they bring to help shape the future of the arts in Northern Ireland. I would encourage anyone with the required commitment, enthusiasm, skills and experience to apply for this position.

Minister Givan is encouraging women, ethnic minorities, young people and people with disabilities to apply. He said: “I would also encourage women, members of ethnic minorities, young people and people with a disability to apply so that the Arts Council board is representative of our diverse society.”   Continue reading