Appointment of Commissioner with accountancy qualifications and related experience to the board of the Charity Commission for NI

Date published: 25 May 2023

Last updated: 01 June 2023

The Department for Communities invites applications for the appointment of a Commissioner with Accountancy qualifications and related experience to the Board of the Charity Commission for 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 the people of Northern Ireland, with charities ranging from small local groups, to those that operate nationally and internationally.


The Commissioner will provide a specific skill-set to the Board whilst also making a significant contribution to the charitable sector, particularly in helping to drive forward change arising out of the Independent Review of Charity Regulation.

The position receives remuneration of £2447 per annum for a commitment of 1.5 days per month. However, an interim arrangement is in place, until a review of remuneration is completed, which allows up to a further 0.5 days per month, potentially increasing total remuneration to £3263 per annum. It is expected that this interim arrangement will be in place until March 2024

Applications are welcome from a wide range of people who have an interest in public service, including those who are looking for an opportunity to use their skills and experience. We would particularly welcome applications from women, people with a disability, young people and people from minority ethnic groups for these positions. A Guaranteed Interview Scheme is in place for those applicants with a disability.

Further information on the competition including the essential criteria can be found in the Candidate Information Booklet.

The closing date is 12 noon on Monday 19 June 2023. Late applications will not be considered.

How to apply

As hybrid working is currently in place, the office is not manned at all times so we would request that you please send:

  • a completed application form and
  • equal opportunities monitoring form

via e-mail to

If you are unable to return your completed forms via e-mail, and wish to either post or hand-deliver them, grateful if you could advise the Department via the above e-mail address in advance or call (028) 90 819 417. The office address is:

Public Appointments
Governance Unit
Department for Communities
Level 5
NINE Lanyon Place

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