Become a School Governor

The Department of Education is currently undertaking the reconstitution of School Boards of Governors, which takes place every 4 years. New applications are welcome from candidates wishing to become Departmental (DE) school governors.

DE governors sit on the Boards of Governors of most schools ie. Controlled nursery, grammar and special schools, controlled integrated, grant maintained integrated, voluntary grammar, Catholic and other maintained schools.  Should you be interested in serving as a Departmental governor on the Board of Governors of any particular school, please make this clear on your application form .  Continue reading

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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Boardroom Apprentices wanted: One week left to apply.

If you have ever thought about being on a committee or board and decided against it for what ever reason, this pilot programme just might help you bridge the gap between that aspiration and reality.

Boardrooms are places where decisions are made, those decisions in the voluntary and public sectors impact on services delivered right across our communities. We all have a role to play, a civic one. Why couldn’t you inform the delivery of services in our communities, why couldn’t you share your knowledge and skills to help these organisations deliver really well for the people it serves? You can is the answer, but that step can sometimes just be too big to take. This pilot programme is built on the basis that by providing you with training, experience and support this will better equip you to go forward for board position in the future.

The programme is aimed at people with no or very little boardroom experience (see information pack for eligibility). This programming is offering up to 25 boardroom apprentice positions providing a practical 12-month board placement. Alongside this there is a suite of training to help support you in your role and develop your knowledge and understanding. Each board will also provide their apprentice with a dedicated board buddy to support them through their placement.

Boardroom Apprentice Host Boards 

Ulster Orchestra Labour Relations Agency Belfast Health and Social Care Trust Charity Commission for Northern Ireland
Age NI South Eastern Regional College Strategic Investment Board Extern
Northern Ireland Housing Executive The Rainbow Project Big Lottery NI Committee Libraries NI
Equality Commission for Northern Ireland New Life Counselling Politics Plus Probation Board for Northern Ireland
Canoe Association for Northern Ireland Young Enterprise NI Agri-Food Bioscience Institute Nexus NI
VOYPIC The Education Authority

You can find out more about this pilot programme, the host boards,  the training and how to apply by going to www.strictlyboardroom.com/apprentice/

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 06th June at 3:00pm (only one week left to apply).

Boardroom Apprentices wanted…..

If you have ever thought about being on a committee or board and decided against it for what ever reason, this pilot programme just might help you bridge the gap between that aspiration and reality.

Boardrooms are places where decisions are made, those decisions in the voluntary and public sectors impact on services delivered right across our communities. We all have a role to play, a civic one. Why couldn’t you inform the delivery of services in our communities, why couldn’t you share your knowledge and skills to help these organisations deliver really well for the people it serves? You can is the answer, but that step can sometimes just be too big to take. This pilot programme is built on the basis that by providing you with training, experience and support this will better equip you to go forward for board position in the future.

The programme is aimed at people with no or very little boardroom experience (see information pack for eligibility). This programming is offering up to 25 boardroom apprentice positions providing a practical 12-month board placement. Alongside this there is a suite of training to help support you in your role and develop your knowledge and understanding. Each board will also provide their apprentice with a dedicated board buddy to support them through their placement.

You can find out more about this pilot programme, the host boards,  the training and how to apply by going to www.strictlyboardroom.com/apprentice/

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 06th June at 3:00pm.

Voluntary Board Members sought by Action for Children

Looking for a fresh and exciting challenge this year? Are you passionate about making a difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in Northern Ireland?

Action for Children’s flagship event Byte Night is looking for volunteers to join our Northern Ireland board of senior executives representing an array of national and global companies.  We’re ambitious for the children and young people we help through Byte Night. With the support, guidance, expertise, energy and networks of our board members we want to build on our success to date and take Byte Night to the next level.

Byte Night is Action for Children’s biggest annual fundraiser; a national ‘sleep-out’ event which consistently raises over £1 million. This year, over 1,700 like-minded professionals from the technology and wider business arena will give up their beds for one night to help change the lives of vulnerable young people.  It all began in 1998 when 30 individuals slept out in London and raised £35,000. Since then, Byte Night has evolved to become the UK’s largest corporate sleep out event with 10 UK locations taking part in 2017.   Continue reading

Board Members wanted for Tourism Northern Ireland

The Department for the Economy (DfE) is seeking to appoint two new members to the Board of Tourism Northern Ireland (formerly Northern Ireland Tourist Board).

Background

Tourism Northern Ireland (TNI) is a statutory Non-Departmental Public Body.

TNI is responsible for the development of Northern Ireland as a tourist destination as well as being responsible for the promotion and marketing of Northern Ireland as a tourist destination within Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. TNI’s vision is to confidently and passionately champion the development and promotion of the Northern Ireland experience.

One appointment will commence on 1 July 2017 and one on 1 February 2018, and the term of the appointment for both will be for three years.

People with a disability and ethnic minority communities are currently under-represented on the Board and applications from members of these groups would be particularly welcome.

We are operating the Guaranteed Interview Scheme for applicants with a disability.

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Trustee with financial experience wanted at Praxis Care

Praxis Care, Northern Ireland’s leading Mental Health and Learning Disability Charity, is seeking to appoint an Accountant to join its Board and Finance Committee

The post would suit someone who has demonstrable knowledge and / or experience of working with an organisation employing over 1,000 staff and working in 4 jurisdictions.

Praxis Care, registered as a charity in 1983, is a major provider of services for adults and children with a learning disability, mental ill health, acquired brain injury and for older people, including people with dementia. Praxis Care employs 1,400 staff operating across Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, England and the Isle of Man.

Experience in corporate governance would be an advantage.

The estimated time would be around six hours a month on a pro bono basis.

We are currently seeking to attract a new member to our Governing Board specifically to sit on the Finance Committee to:   Continue reading

Trustees wanted at the Family Fund

Join us as a Trustee and help to change the lives of disabled children.

Family Fund believes that all families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people should have the same opportunities as others. It can be a struggle financially, emotionally and physically for families raising a disabled or seriously ill child, and our grants and services help break down many of the barriers families face, improving their quality of life and easing the additional daily pressures.

The role

We are looking to appoint two exceptional individuals who will bring passion and commitment, as well as skills and experience, to our Board. Trustees play an active role in governing the charity and are responsible for setting vision, strategic priorities, and for ensuring that the charity complies with legal, charitable and financial requirements.

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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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Abbeyfield & Wesley Seeks Volunteer Board Members

Abbeyfield & Wesley is a charity and housing association providing a range of housing and support for older people, including sheltered schemes, supported housing and residential dementia care.

The Abbeyfield movement is celebrating its 60th anniversary and the original ethos is still as relevant today as it was in 1956:

  • Older people have an important role to play amongst their families, friends and in their community;
  • Overcoming loneliness and insecurity can make all the difference to an older person’s well-being and quality of life;
  • Local people have an essential part to play in helping older people in their community.

There are three vacancies for voluntary board members. Whilst we are particularly looking for those with knowledge of finance, residential care and the needs of older people, we would also welcome applications from people with knowledge of PR and social media.

This is an exciting time for Abbeyfield & Wesley as we review our provision to ensure that we continue to meet the needs of the growing older population and are already in the process of expanding dementia services.

If you would like further information, role description and Expression of Interest Form please email info@abbeyfieldandwesley.org.uk.

Abbeyfield & Wesley, 2 Wesley Court, Carrickfergus, BT38 8HS

Tel : 028 9336 3558   Inland Revenue Registered Charity Number – XN60438

www.abbeyfieldandwesley.org.uk

www.facebook.com/abbeyfieldwesley