Appointment of a Legally Qualified Commissioner to the Board of the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland

Date published: 11 March 2021

The Minister for the Department for Communities invites applications for the appointment of a Legally Qualified Commissioner to the Board of the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland.


The charity sector plays a crucial and important role supporting and in many cases providing vital services to the people of NI, with charities ranging from small local groups, to those that operate nationally and internationally. It is therefore of great importance that the sector is open and transparent in order that the public can have trust and confidence in it. Proportionate regulation of the sector is designed to maintain and enhance that public trust.


CCNI is the statutory regulator of charities in NI and as such registers, regulates and reports on the charity sector here. CCNI assists charities, enabling them to meet their legal and regulatory obligations and modern expectations, thereby helping to ensure they retain that crucial public confidence.

As the Legally Qualified Commissioner you will play an important role on the Board of Commissioners (the Commission) which is corporately responsible for ensuring that CCNI fulfils its statutory role and delivers the aims and objectives approved by the Minister for Communities and for promoting the efficient, effective and economic use of staff and other resources used by CCNI.

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. You do not need to have previous experience of serving on a board to apply.

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

The closing date is 12 noon on Wednesday 31 March 2021. Late applications will not be considered.

How to Apply

Due to the current situation, the office is currently not manned 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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