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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Chairperson – Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

The Health and Care Professions Council

Protecting the public

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) is a regulator of health and care professionals and our aim is to protect the public. To do this, we keep a register of health, psychological and social work professionals who meet our standards for their training, professional skills, behaviour and health.   Continue reading

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

Non Executive Directors – Social Work England


High quality social work can transform lives. Social workers play an absolutely critical role in delivering a range of vital services to vulnerable children, families and adults.  Social Work England will be a new specialist regulator for all social workers that has an absolute focus on protecting the health and wellbeing of those individuals who need social work support.   Continue reading

Chief Commissioner wanted

The Department of Justice (DoJ) wishes to appoint a Chief Commissioner to The Planning Appeals Commission (PAC).

The Planning Appeals Commission (PAC) and Water Appeals Commission (WAC) are Tribunal NDPB’s of the DoJ and are administratively supported by the Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service (NICTS). They have a range of statutory functions relating to planning and environmental matters to decide appeals from decisions by Local Government, Assembly Departments and to report to Assembly Departments on matters which those Departments refer to the Commissions.

The Chief Commissioner is the most senior source of professional expertise in the Commissions and the role holder must lead, direct and fully understand the work of individual Commissioners and of the Commissions, and promote public understanding of their role in the planning and environmental processes.

This is a full-time, permanent public appointment.

The office of the Commissions’ is located in Belfast but the Chief Commissioner is required to travel throughout Northern Ireland.

Remuneration will be in the range of £66,850 to £78,275 per annum.


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Member for the Prison Service Pay Review Body (PSPRB) with Northern Ireland Expertise.

The Prison Service Pay Review Body is one of eight Pay Review Bodies that make recommendations to the Government on the pay of staff in key parts of the public sector. As with all review bodies, the PSPRB operates independent of Government, the Prison Service and trades unions.

We are now looking for a new member with Northern Ireland expertise. They must have a good understanding of the political context and community concerns in Northern Ireland.
The role of the PSPRB is to provide independent advice on the remuneration of governors and operational managers, prison officers and support grades in the Prison Services of England and Wales and, separately, Northern Ireland. Continue reading