Non Executive Directors wanted by the Northern Ireland Audit Office

The Northern Ireland Audit office is seeking to appoint three Non Executive Directors  to work closely with the Comptroller & Auditor General and the Chair. Ideally with a range of experience across;

  • HR & Organisational Development
  • Finance and Risk Management
  • Digital Technology strategy,

(one of whom will act as Chair of the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee).  Continue reading

Independent Member to the Agricultural Wages Board

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) is initiating a Public Appointment for an Independent Member to the Agricultural Wages Board (AWB).  Any appointment from this competition will be made by a Minister. AWB is a DAERA Executive Non-Departmental Public Body (NDBP) set up under the powers of the Agriculture Wages (Regulation) (Northern Ireland) Order 1977.  If appointed, the successful applicant will help influence the employment conditions for agricultural workers throughout Northern Ireland.

The AWB is a statutory body which sets minimum wages, and certain other employment rights, such as holiday entitlement, for agricultural workers in Northern Ireland.  Further information about the organisation can be obtained from the DAERA website at Continue reading

Chair and Members sought for Historic Buildings Council

The Department for Communities invites applications for the appointment of a Chair and 7 Members to HBC.

The role of the Council is to provide independent advice to the Department on the listing of buildings, the general state of listed buildings and other matters related to their preservation. This is an opportunity for individuals to make a significant contribution to Northern Ireland’s historic environment.

Applications are welcome from a wide range of people who have an interest in public service, including those with experiences such as community involvement or charitable and voluntary work. We would particularly welcome applications from women, people with a disability, young people and people from minority ethnic groups for these positions. A Guaranteed Interview Scheme is in place for those applicants with a disability.

Further information on the competition including the criteria for the positions can be found in the Candidate Information Booklet.

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Panel Chairs – National Referral Mechanism Independent Multi-Agency Assurance

Do you want to play a role in tackling the evil of modern slavery and supporting victims regain control of their lives?

 If so, you can do this by becoming a Chair of one of the Government’s independent multi-agency assurance panels, which form a key part of the Government’s programme of work to improve the way we identify and support victims of modern slavery. The panels will review decisions on victims’ status to ensure fairness and consistency in the decision-making process.  Continue reading

Trustees wanted at The Irish FA Foundation

The Irish FA Foundation is a charitable foundation that was set up in 2016(NI registered charity number: 106229). It funds the charitable work of the Irish Football Association throughout Northern Ireland. The Irish FA Foundation is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee. The Foundation aims to fulfil the charitable aims of its parent organisation, the Irish Football Association.

The Irish FA Strategy states the desire to reach beyond the game and build a culture of lifelong participation in football. The Irish FA Foundation has four main aims

  • Develop amateur football, youth football, schools football and futsal.
  • Advance education by providing work experience and support to educational establishments and extra-curricular groups
  • To provide funds and football facilities in areas in areas of economic need with the object of improving circumstances
  • To improve the health and wellbeing of people in Northern Ireland through football

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Approved Trustees sought by the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland is creating a list of approved trustees who can be called on to provide assistance in a charity either on a short or long term basis – and is looking for interested parties to apply.

Under the Charities Act (Northern Ireland) 2008, the Commission has the power to appoint trustees to a charity where it is satisfied there is, or has been:

  • misconduct or mismanagement in the administration of a charity
  • or it is necessary or desirable to act for the purpose of protecting the property of a charity or for its proper administration.

The Commission may also appoint a person to be a charity trustee where, for example:

  • there are no charity trustees
  • there is a single charity trustee and a need to appoint others for the proper administration of the charity.

To support the Commission in creating a list of approved trustees, the Commission is calling for applicants to contact them with expressions of interest.  Applicants are encouraged from all areas of experience; however, previous experience at Board level would be advantageous.

Interested parties are invited to submit the following information to the Commission. 

  • A CV of no more than three A4 sides.
  • A supporting statement of no more than one A4 side describing your suitability for the role.
  • A conflicts of interest declaration

For a briefing sheet on the legal requirements and guidance on conflicts of interest, please contact the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland, 257 Lough Road, Lurgan, BT66 6NQ. Tel: 028 3832 0220. Email:

An order to appoint a trustee does not constitute a contract between the Commission (or the charity) and the trustee, nor does it create a legal right to remuneration.

Canvassing in any form will disqualify.

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland is committed to equality. Expressions of interest are welcome from all eligible persons regardless religious belief, gender, disability, race, political opinion, age, marital status, sexual orientation or whether or not they have dependants.