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 https://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/articles/agricultural-wages-board-northern-ireland-awb. Continue reading

Appointment of One (1) Non-Executive (Medical) Member and (1) Non-Executive Lay Member to the Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency (NIMDTA)

The Department of Health is seeking to appoint one (1) Non-Executive Medical Member and (1) Non-Executive Lay Member to the Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency (NIMDTA).

NIMDTA is responsible for funding, managing and supporting Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education Training within Northern Ireland. It provides a range of services for those engaged in the delivery of Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education and Training.

  • Remuneration: £2,981 per annum
  • Period of appointment and commencement date: the term of appointment is four years commencing  on 01 April 2017.
  • Time commitment: 20 days per annum.
  • Regulated by CPA NI – Yes
  • Closing date: noon on Thursday 03 November 2016

You can find out more information, including how to apply, at the link below:

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) seeking two lay members to its Council

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) is seeking to appoint two lay members to its Council.

Council members play a key role in setting strategy and policy and ensuring the HCPC fulfils its statutory duties and responsibilities.

Candidates require experience in corporate governance, strategic planning and collective decision making and must have a good grasp of regulatory principles.

As ambassadors for the HCPC, they will need the ability to form strong relationships and uphold the principles of transparency and accountability.

Candidates for this role must not be on the HCPC Register or engaged in practise, teaching, managing or researching in, one of the professions regulated by the HCPC.

As a UK-wide regulator, HCPC encourages applications from individuals across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.  Continue reading