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

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Security Industry Authority Board Member – Northern Ireland

The Home Office is seeking to appoint an individual with sound understanding and knowledge of Northern Ireland, and the ability to represent Northern Ireland’s security interests to the Board and Senior Management Team.

The Security Industry Authority (SIA)

The SIA has two main duties. One is the compulsory licensing of individuals undertaking designated activities within the private security industry; the other is to manage the voluntary Approved Contractor Scheme, which measures private security suppliers against independently assessed criteria.   Continue reading

Police and National Crime Agency Remuneration Review Bodies: Chair and Three Members sought

The Home Office is seeking to appoint a Chair and three members to the Police Remuneration and National Crime Agency Review Bodies.

Police and National Crime Agency Remuneration Review Bodies

The Police and National Crime Agency Remuneration Review Bodies were established in 2014, and provide independent advice to the government on police pay and conditions and pay of National Crime Agency (NCA) officers with operational powers.

Police officers are subject to restrictions on their industrial rights, including a prohibition on their right to strike; the same is also true of NCA officers designated with operational powers. Therefore it is essential that the Review Bodies are able to inspire the confidence of officers from both workforces.   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 Member sought for the Northern Ireland Office (NIO) Management Board

Vacancy Description

The Northern Ireland Office (NIO) is seeking to appoint a non-executive board member to serve on its Management Board. 

The Department’s non-executive board members exercise their role through influence and advice, supporting as well as challenging the Executive team. The non-executive shall:

  • Sit on the Departmental Board, chaired by the Permanent Secretary for the NIO;
  • Advise on performance and transformation, operational issues and the effective management of the Department;
  • Provide independent scrutiny for the Department upon request;
  • Advise on cross-government initiatives and policies;
  • Work with the executive team to continue to improve the performance of the Department; and
  • May be asked to chair other relevant Departmental committees.

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Deputy Chief Commissioner and Commissioners – Equality Commission Northern Ireland

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The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland is a non-departmental public body established by the Northern Ireland Act 1998. Its powers and duties derive from a number of statutes which have been enacted over the last decades, providing protection against discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, race, religion and political opinion, sex and sexual orientation. It also has responsibilities arising from the Northern Ireland Act 1998 in respect of the statutory equality and good relations duties which apply to public authorities.

Although appointments to the board of Commissioners are made by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland are sponsored by the Office of the First and deputy First Minister which carries responsibilities for equality policy and legislation in the Northern Ireland Executive.

If you would like more information on the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland you can access its website at www.equalityni.org.

Person Specification

Outstanding individuals are sought to become members of the Commission; people who understand the considerations that influence the environment in which it works and can command the confidence of all sides of the community in Northern Ireland, work constructively with others, think strategically and make clear and well informed judgements.

Candidates for the role of Deputy Chief Commissioner need to be able to demonstrate a strong track record of leadership in the private, public or voluntary sectors and a commitment to the principles of good governance.

Further details of the responsibilities and skills required are contained in the appointments information pack, which should be read in conjunction with this advertisement. This information is available, on request, in other formats.

Additional Information

Membership of the Equality Commission is a challenging and rewarding opportunity. It calls for people who can work effectively with a wide range of individuals and who have good judgment, resilience, sensitivity and vision of a high order. .

How to Apply

You can download the application material from:

http://publicappointments.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/appointment/deputy-chief-commissioner-commissioners-equality-commission-northern-ireland/

Competition Co-ordinator
Corporate Governance Unit
Northern Ireland Office
Stormont House
Belfast
BT4 3SH

Tel: 028 9076 5497
Email: ECNIappointments@nio.x.gsi.gov.uk