Northern Ireland Police Fund Chairperson and Board members recruitment competition launched

Date published: 16 January 2020

The Department of Justice has launched a recruitment competition to appoint a Chairperson and four Board members to the Northern Ireland Police Fund (NIPF).

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The NIPF provides care and financial assistance to police officers and former police officers, and their families, who have been injured or disabled as a direct result of terrorism. The appointments will begin in April 2020, for a term of four years for the Chairperson and two Board Members and a term of three years for the other two Board Members.

The time commitment required for the position of Chairperson is 4 to 5 days per month, including preparation and attendance at a monthly Board meeting.  The remuneration is £6,000 per annum.

The time commitment required for Board members is one day per month, including attendance at a minimum of six Board meetings and five committee meetings per year.  Board Members are not remunerated.

If you would like to find out more about being a Board Member of the NIPF, watch this short interview with Board member, Deirdre Kenny.

Applications close at 12:00 midday on Thursday 6 February 2020.  For more information call: 028 9052 8584 or 028 9052 8122

Notes to editors: 

  1. Candidate information packs and applications forms are available at:
  2. Copies are also available as follows:
    Telephone: 028 9052 8584 or 028 9052 8122
    By writing to: NIPF Competition 2020,
          Department of Justice, Policing Policy and Strategy Division,
           Room A4.21, Block A, Castle Buildings, Stormont Estate,
           Belfast, BT4 3SG.
  3. The vacant posts will be available in April 2020. 
  4. Due to the transition to a system of staggered appointments, the appointment of the Chairperson and two Board members will be for a four year term, and the other two Board members will be appointed for a three year term.
  5. Candidates must meet the following essential criteria: Performance Oversight and Financial Management; Building Effective Relationships; and Strategic Thinking.  In addition, applicants for the Chairperson position must also meet a Leadership criterion.
  6. Further details of the responsibilities, personal qualities and competences required are contained in the Candidate Information Pack, which should be read in conjunction with the press advertisement.  The Candidate Information Pack and Application Form can be provided in alternative formats and applicants requiring assistance will be facilitated on request.
  7. The Department of Justice is committed to the principles of public appointments based on merit with independent assessment, openness and transparency of process.  The Department is committed to providing equality of opportunity for all applicants.  Applications are welcomed regardless of age, gender, disability, marital status, religion, ethnic origin, political opinion, sexual orientation or whether or not you have dependents. 
  8. Applications are particularly welcome from women, people under the age of 40, ethnic minorities and people with a disability, who are currently under-represented on the NIPF Board.
    9.  For all media enquiries, please contact the DoJ Press Office on 028 9052 6444. Out of office hours, please contact the Duty Press Officer via pager number 028 9037 8110.

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