The Department for Communities has launched a competition to appoint a new Chief Commissioner for the Charity Commission NI.
As the independent regulator of charities in Northern Ireland, the Commission plays a key role in their development. The charity sector supports and provides vital services to people across all our communities, with charities ranging from small local groups, to those that also operate nationally and internationally.
The Chief Commissioner role is critical to the success of the Commission, providing strong leadership and strategic direction in a changing context for charity regulation here. The Chief Commissioner is also chair of the Commission’s Board, ensuring it meets its corporate responsibilities as well as overseeing delivery of the changes arising from the Department’s response to the Independent Review of Charity Regulation published in 2022.
This position requires someone with a passion for change, and who is a strong and inclusive leader to champion the work of the organisation and the Board, whilst embedding positive values and behaviours. Those with the requisite experience, determination, vision and judgement are encouraged to apply.
The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 22 March 2023.
Further information, including an application pack, can be obtained at Appointment of Chief Commissioner to the Charity Commission NI, by e-mailing email@example.com or telephoning 028 9081 9417.
Notes to editors:
- This is a competition to appoint a new Chief Commissioner for the Charity Commission NI for a term of up to five years from 1 May 2023.
- The Chief Commissioner receives remuneration of £6,120 per annum for a commitment of two days per month. However, an interim arrangement is in place, until a review of remuneration is completed, which allows up to a further 3 days per month to be claimed potentially increasing total remuneration to £15,300 per annum. It is expected that this interim arrangement will be in place until March 2024. Travel and subsistence allowances are also payable.
- This appointment will be made in accordance with the Code of Practice for Ministerial Public Appointments in NI in accordance with the requirement of the Commissioner for Public Appointments NI. All appointments are based on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process. However, the Commissioner for Public Appointments for Northern Ireland requires the political activity of all public appointees to be published.
- The Department for Communities is committed to the principle of public appointments based on merit with independent assessment, openness and transparency of process. The Department is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified people irrespective of religious belief, gender, disability, ethnic origin, political opinion, age, marital status, sexual orientation or whether or not they have dependents. The Department particularly welcomes applications from women, young people, people from an ethnic minority and people with a disability for these positions as these groups are currently under-represented at Board level across NI.
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