Trustees wanted…

The National Children’s Bureau, headquarters in London and office in Belfast, is a leading national charity and a highly influential and proactive voice for all children and young people, particularly the most vulnerable.  NCB is committed to all children and young people being given equal opportunity to the education, health services and specialist care they need to be safe, secure and to reach their potential.  We specialise in working across a range of critical issues affecting the lives of millions of children with our priority areas currently focused on early years, special education needs and disability, health and social care and education and learning.

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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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Trustees wanted at W5

The Department for Communities is seeking to appoint 2 Trustees to the Board of W5 – one Education Specialist and one Science Specialist. Further information on the competition including the criteria for these positions can be found in the Candidate Information Booklet.

Details

The closing date is 12 noon on Friday 17 February 2017. Late applications will not be considered.

How to Apply

To apply, please send:

  • a completed application form and
  • equal opportunities monitoring form

to publicappointments@communities-ni.gov.uk or by post to

Public Appointments Unit
Department for Communities
Level 5
Causeway Exchange
1-7 Bedford Street
Belfast
BT2 7EG

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Interested in being a College Governor

Need a new challenge? Very shortly there will be two vacancies on the Belfast Met Governing Body.  The vacancies arise because two co-opted governors have come to the end of their second term of office.  Accordingly, it is the intention of the Governing Body to interview prospective governors with a view to identifying two outstanding candidates with a professional skill set in either Finance or HR.

As recognised in the Skills Barometer for Northern Ireland, the Further Education sector has a significant contribution to make in developing the skills pipeline which will prove essential in supporting business drive growth and prosperity.  Belfast Met has a particular role to play in ‘Leading the City to Work’ and is hugely ambitious in supporting our learners realise their potential and delivering against the Department for the Economy / Programme for Government’s strategic outcomes.

Belfast Met is the 10th largest FE & HE College in the UK: a £60M turnover business, spread across four main campuses, and with 1,100 staff supporting over 28,600 enrolments annually.  The College has successfully transformed itself in a relatively short space of time from being perceived as a once failing college facing ‘special measures’ to a multi-award winning college.  But we remain ambitious to go ‘from good to great’.  More details can be found on the Belfast Met website www.belfastmet.ac.uk.   Continue reading

Get on Board with Irish Rail

Applications are now invited from applicants who consider they possess the skills and experience necessary to join the Board.

The Candidate will have extensive director level/senior management experience in a large commercial organisation, a commercial state sponsored body or professional services firm in one or more of the following;

Customer Service / Marketing

The candidate must demonstrate extensive professional experience in customer service or marketing at an appropriately senior level in a large commercial organisation or a commercial state sponsored body with at least one of the following:

• significant experience of the delivery of a customer focused marketing and operational delivery programme
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Non Executive Directors wanted for the BBC Board

From 3 April 2017, the BBC will be governed by its Board, which will replace the two-tier governance structure of the BBC Trust and the BBC’s Executive Board. The new Board will be responsible for the exercise of all BBC functions in accordance with the Corporation’s Royal Charter.   
The Board will comprise fourteen members: a non-executive Chair, a designated non-executive member for each of the Nations of the UK (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales); five other non-executive members and four executive members, including the BBC Director-General.The Chair and four non-executive members for the Nations will be appointed by The Queen-in-Council. The other non-executive members will be appointed by the BBC Board through its nominations committee. The executive members will also be appointed by the Board through its nominations committee.

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Board Members wanted for Eirgrid

Applications are invited from members of the public who consider they possess the skills and experience necessary to join the Board of Eirgrid . Appointments may be made with regard to ensuring that there are at least two members on the Board with the relevant experience who are normally resident in Northern Ireland.

Applicants may apply under one or more of the following headings:

  • Accounting/Finance Expertise
  • Strategy/Policy Development in the Energy Sector
  • Local Government Experience
  • Stakeholder Engagement/Marketing/PR
  • Regulation
  • Technology

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Appointments sought for the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) College Advisory Group

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs is seeking to appoint 4 members to the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) College Advisory Group to represent the following sectors:

  • Finance
  • Environment
  • Red Meat
  • Agri-food Business Development

The CAFRE College Advisory Group provides advice at a strategic and operational level to the CAFRE Management Team.

  • Remuneration: daily remuneration of £220, appropriate care of dependants (including childcare costs) and travel expenses will be paid.
  • Period of appointment and commencement date: these are 3 year appointments starting from 1st January 2017
  • Time commitment: the Group meets up to 6 times per year for full days at various CAFRE locations.
  • Regulated by CPA NI: No
  • Closing date: the closing date for applications is 4.00 pm on Friday 04 November 2016.

For more information go to www.daera-ni.gov.uk/cafrecag

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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Extensions to Charity Commissioners appointments

Minister Givan announces Charity Commission for Northern Ireland extension to Commissioner appointments

Minister for Communities Paul Givan MLA has announced the extension of the appointments of Geraldine Donaghy and Brenda Maitland to the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland (CCNI) Board.

The appointments of Ms Donaghy and Ms Maitland, who have each served three-year terms as Commissioners of the CCNI Board, have been extended to 31 December 2016.

The CCNI was established as the regulator of charities operating in Northern Ireland following the enactment of the Charities (Northern Ireland) Act 2008.

Minister Givan paying tribute to Ms Donaghy and Ms Maitland, said: “I understand that both Commissioners have made a very valuable contribution to the work of the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland. Their expertise and accumulated knowledge will be invaluable to the Commission going forward. I would like to thank Ms Donaghy and Ms Maitland for their service and dedication to date and wish them both well for their future period as Commissioners.”   Continue reading