Chairperson and Board Members wanted..

The Department of Justice is seeking to appoint a new Chairperson and three Board members to the Police Rehabilitation and Retraining Trust (PRRT). 

The PRRT is an Executive Non-Departmental Public Body of the Department of Justice which supports police officers planning to retire from service, or those who have already retired from the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) or the Royal Ulster Constabulary GC (RUC GC).  The appointments will begin in April 2019, for a term of four years, for the Chairperson and one Board member and a term of three years for the other two Board members.  Both positions are required to perform a representative role on behalf of the PRRT at a variety of events.    Continue reading

Commissioners of the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) wanted:

The CCRC’s role is to investigate and review cases where it is alleged that a miscarriage of justice may have occurred in relation to conviction, sentence or both. The CCRC is entrusted with the exercise of wide-ranging, and sometimes intrusive, statutory powers. Commissioners are supported by senior managers, legal and investigations advisers, casework and administrative staff. Investigations are mainly carried out by CCRC staff but CCRC can require others, such as the police, to carry out investigations on its behalf.

Commissioners make casework decisions. This may be as part of a committee of three commissioners (where, for example, consideration is being given to referring a case back to the appeal courts) or more regularly individually, where case working staff, having reviewed and investigated a case, consider that a referral may not be appropriate. Commissioners may also be asked to become involved in the most complex of CCRC cases right at the start where they may decide what investigations staff (or others) will carry out on behalf of the CCRC. The majority of a Commissioner’s time will be focussed on taking decisions in respect of individual cases on his or her own.   Continue reading

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

For more information on the positions including how to apply please go to:

We’re back !! Boardroom Apprentice 2018

The Boardroom Apprentice 2018 is now open for applications

The Boardroom Apprentice is 12-month board training and placement programme to encourage new people to come forward to give their time and share their skills with our third and public-sector boards. It is built on three core pillars:

  1. Provision of a 12-month Board Apprentice placement to gain experience
  2. The transfer of knowledge and learning to the Boardroom Apprentice through the delivery of a suite of training
  3. Support for the Boardroom Apprentice through an assigned board buddy

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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

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 06th June at 3:00pm (only one week left to apply).