Chairperson – Agri Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI)

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) is seeking to appoint a Chair to the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI).  AFBI is a DAERA Executive Non-Departmental Public Body (NDBP) set up under the powers of the Agriculture (NI) Order 2004.  It is empowered under the Order to undertake scientific work (research and development, testing, advice and information on scientific matters and dissemination of the results of scientific research) in the fields of agriculture, animal health and welfare, food, fisheries, forestry, the natural environment and rural development and enterprise.  Further information about the organisation, can be obtained from the AFBI website at www.afbini.gov.uk.

Time Commitment and Remuneration: Chair role requires approximately 40 days per annum. This position is remunerated at £26,510 per annum (currently under review). Reasonable travel and subsistence expenses will also be reimbursed along with reasonable costs relating to care of dependents, including childcare.  Continue reading

Non Executive Directors – Social Work England

CLOSES 12:00 MIDDAY 12TH OCTOBER 2018

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

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

Voluntary Board Members wanted….

Quotidian- Word on the Street Limited, is a not for profit company, limited by

guarantee. It is an innovative creative arts production company that aims to enhance civic space, civic experience and public discourse with literature, to benefit individuals and communities. For the purposes of peace, reconciliation, and equality. Our work is life-affirming and life-enhancing and celebrates literature as our richest shared cultural heritage.

The motivation for developing the project is to change the message. All our ideas will be developed so as to be sharable and replicable in other urban contexts.   Continue reading

Trustees wanted at Nexus NI

We are ambitious as an organisation and want to grow our services to support more people.  As part of this drive we would like to invite interested people to apply to sit as Trustees on our Charity’s board.

There are two main roles of the board; Supporting and scrutinising the CEO on the basis of Good Corporate Governance and assisting in the formulating of strategy to achieve Nexus NI’s objectives.   Continue reading

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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Board Members wanted at MACS

MACS aim is to provide a range of support services for children and young people who haven’t had a fair deal in relation to housing, homelessness, mental health and participation. Our work is underpinned by a strong set of values, ethos and culture.

We are seeking two Voluntary Board Members to join a diverse and committed team working cooperatively at governance and strategic level.

A commitment to the values, ethos, culture and objectives of MACS Supporting Children and Young People is essential, and an understanding of the areas in which we work would be advantageous but not essential.   Continue reading

Lay and Registrant Council Members wanted

The Department of Health is seeking to appoint five Council Members, 3 Registrants and 2 Lay Members, including a Vice-President, to the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland.

This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in Northern Ireland.

The Department is committed to the principles of public appointments based on merit with independent assessment, openness and transparency of process. It is committed to providing equality of opportunity and welcomes applications regardless of gender, age, marital status, disability, religion, ethnic origin, political opinion, sexual orientation or whether or not you have dependants.    Continue reading

Trustee opportunities at Ulster Historical Foundation

Ulster Historical Foundation invites applications from interested parties for vacancies on the Board of Trustees.

Background

Established in 1956 the Foundation is a self-sustaining educational non-profit organisation and registered with the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland (NIC 100280).

The Foundation exists to help individuals, families and communities around the world trace and share their Irish and Scots-Irish history and to broaden their understanding of and interest in the rich history of the province of Ulster. In pursuit of this goal UHF provides a range of activities, including: genealogical and historical research services, access to online records, book publishing, hosting history events and delivering community education programmes.   Continue reading

Voluntary Committee Opportunity

We are currently seeking nominations to join our IoD Northern Ireland Committee

The IoD is committed to ensuring we represented a broad and diverse mix from the Northern Ireland business community. We would particularly welcome and encourage applications from IoD members: North West & Newry area; young directors; with an expertise in Brexit or with an expertise in Management & Leadership.   Continue reading