Board Members wanted by Archery Northern Ireland

Do you want to help shape the future of sport in Northern Ireland?

This is an important time for archery in Northern Ireland as it plans for the future. We are looking for the right people to join the Board of Management and lead Archery Northern Ireland (a Company limited by guarantee). This role will consist of maintaining the present services in the region whilst preparing a strategic development plan and appointing the officers to deliver it.

Archery in Northern Ireland has a promising future; good progress has been made in coaching and Archery GB will look to continue to support the work in this area of strategic importance. Archery NI will also continue to work closely with the Archery GB Performance Pathway in developing the senior and junior squads (also known as NINJAAS), ensuring a smooth transition to representing the GB team. Northern Ireland has a talented group of athletes with a wealth of talent in all bow styles and many have represented Great Britain and Ireland in both target and field squads most recently at the Rio Olympic Games.  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

Regional Advisory Board Members wanted at the National Trust

Northern Ireland’s leading conservation charity the National Trust is seeking to recruit a new member to the Northern Ireland Regional Advisory Board.

The Regional  Advisory Board is a group of volunteers of all ages and from all walks of life which advises and supports the Trust’s management team in Northern Ireland across a full range of conservation and business activities.   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

Chair, Vice-Chair and Members to the Board of Sport NI

The Department of Communities is seeking to appoint a Chair, Vice-Chair and up to 3 Members to the Board of Sport NI.

Sport NI

Sport NI’s mission is to lead sports development at all levels producing more participants and more winners. It works with partner organisations to ensure that sport contributes to a united community, and that people and athletes are provided with the conditions to enjoy, engage and excel in sport.

  • remuneration:The Chair position attracts remuneration of £280 per day, plus travel and subsistence allowances in line with Northern Ireland Civil Service rates.The Vice-Chair position attracts remuneration of £3,500 per year, plus travel and subsistence allowances in line with Northern Ireland Civil Service rates.Board Member appointments are unpaid. However, travel and subsistence allowances will be payable in line with Northern Ireland Civil Service rates. The time commitment required for all Board Members is at least 24 days per year.
  • period of appointment: up to 4 years commencing from 01 December 2016
  • The Chair position will require an initial commitment of 8 days per month, which may be subject to review.The Vice-Chair position will require a commitment of approximately 30 days per year.The Board Member positions will require a commitment of at least 24 days per year.
  • regulated by CPA NI: yes
  • closing date: noon on Friday 30 September 2016

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Appointments and re-appointments to Further Education Colleges

Economy Minister Simon Hamilton MLA, has announced the appointment of a new governing body member for Southern Regional College and six re-appointments to the Governing Bodies of four Further Education Colleges.

The governing body of a further education college is responsible for securing the efficient and effective management of the college, the provision or securing of suitable further education to its students and determining the college’s strategic direction. This takes into account the educational needs of industry and commerce, and the local community.

The Economy Minister has appointed Dr Eileen Stewart and reappointed Nicola Wilson to Southern Regional College and reappointed Isobel Allison and Gillian McConnell to Northern Regional College; Catherine McFarland and Martin O’Kane to North West Regional College; and Peter Archdale to South West College.  Continue reading