Police Rehabilitation and Retraining Trust Board members’ recruitment competition launched

Date published: 10 March 2022

Justice Minister Naomi Long has launched a recruitment competition to appoint two Board members to the Police Rehabilitation and Retraining Trust (PRRT).

The PRRT provides psychological therapy, physiotherapy, and coaching and development support, to police officers who are planning to retire, or who have already retired from the PSNI, or the Royal Ulster Constabulary GC and provides services to the wider Justice family including the Northern Ireland Prison Service.

The PRRT Board are responsible for the oversight, control and strategic direction of PRRT, and governance, at Board level, is delivered through Board meetings and Audit and Risk Committee meetings. 

Applications close at 12:00 midday on Thursday 24 March 2022.  For more information call: 028 9052 0037 or 028 9052 6496 or email: prrt.appointments@justice-ni.gov.uk

Notes to editors: 

1. Candidate information packs and applications forms are available at:


2. Copies are also available as follows:

Telephone: 028 9052 0037 or 028 9052 6496

E-mail: prrt.appointments@justice-ni.gov.uk

By writing to:     PRRT Recruitment 2022,

                                                          Department of Justice,

                                                          Policing Policy and Strategy Division,

                                                          Room A4.15, Block A,

                                                          Castle Buildings,

                                                          Stormont Estate,

                                                          BELFAST, BT4 3SG.

3. The successful post holders will be expected to commence their terms in September 2022.

4. The time commitment required for each Board members position is 12 days per annum, normally one day per month, including attendance at a minimum of seven Board meetings and four committee meetings per year.  The remuneration is £5,000 per annum.

5. The two Board members will be appointed for a period of up to four years.

6. The PRRT is an executive Non-Departmental Public Body of the Department of Justice.  Delivery of Board Policy and the operational management of PRRT is the responsibility of the Chief Executive (Accounting Officer) who reports directly to the Chairperson and Board.

7. Candidates must meet the following essential criteria:  Building Effective Relationships; Financial Understanding and Oversight of Performance; Change Management; and Strategic Thinking. 

8. 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.

9. 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. 

10. 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 PRRT Board.

11. For all media enquiries, please contact the DoJ Press Office at press.office@justice-ni.gov.uk . Out of office hours, please contact the Duty Press Officer via pager number 028 9037 8110.

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