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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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