Competition launched for Non-Executive Board Members

Date published: 01 May 2024

The Department of Justice has launched a recruitment competition for Non-Executive Board members.

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This recruitment competition is to fill vacancies for the Department’s Management Board and for three of its agencies; Forensic Science Northern Ireland, the Northern Ireland Prison Service and the Legal Services Agency Northern Ireland.       

Launching the competition, the Department’s Permanent Secretary, Hugh Widdis said, “This is a valuable opportunity to make a real difference to the running of a public body and to ensure that public resources are managed effectively.

“The successful applicants will play an important role on Departmental and Agency Boards and their respective Audit and Risk Assurance Committees by bringing an external and independent perspective.  They will perform this invaluable role by using their experience to support and challenge Executive members of the Board. 

“Their external view adds significantly to the corporate decision-making process and enables me, as Accounting Officer, to gain assurance on governance and risk management issues.

“I am very keen that we have a wide and diverse pool of talent for these important appointments. If you believe you have the necessary ability, experience, enthusiasm and could make a positive contribution to the work of the Department and its agencies then I very much look forward to hearing from you.”

The deadline for receipt of applications is 12:00 GMT on Wednesday, 15 May 2024.

Notes to editors: 

1.  Candidate information packs and applications forms are available at the publication section of this website.

2.  Copies are also available as follows:

Telephone: 028 905 26222


By writing to:

Department of Justice
Governance Unit
5th Floor
Block B, Castle Buildings
Stormont Estate

3.  All media enquiries should be directed to the Department of Justice Press Office via EMAIL

4.  The Executive Information Service operates an out of hours service for media enquiries only between 1800hrs and 0800hrs Monday to Friday and at weekends and public holidays. The duty press officer can be contacted on 028 9037 8110.

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