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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Board Members wanted at Women’s Aid Federation

Women’s Aid Federation Board Northern Ireland is  seeking to appoint new members to ensure we have the capacity and skills to oversee the next phase of our work; we are seeking members with a broad range of skills and are particularly interested in individuals with experience of policy and/or lobbying, finance/accountancy, marketing and work at senior/board level in the third sector.  The roles are unpaid voluntary positions. Reasonable expenses are paid.

We ask that Board members are able to attend board meetings, and participate in the life of the organisation between board meetings, advising the staff team and acting in an ambassadorial role for the organisation. Board meetings are currently held each month ( excluding January & July) in Belfast on a Saturday morning. Positions are advertised for a period of 3 years (term may be renewed).  Continue reading

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.


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 or by post to

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

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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   Continue reading

Applications sought for the Board of An Post

The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment wishes to appoint two suitably qualified applicants to sit on the Board of An Post.

Applicants must have experience at a senior level in a large, complex organisation in one of the following:

Business Development Experience

  • Significant operational experience in retail banking and/or
  • Experience in assessing business opportunities and potential acquisitions, particularly in the banking and retail sectors; and/or
  • Experience of business development and product innovation in a similar large scale commercial organisation; and/or
  • Experience in comparable industries such as: logistics/transportation, retail, financial services, telecommunications.

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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.

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