Police Rehabilitation and Retraining Trust Chairperson and Board members recruitment competition launched

Date published: 24 January 2019

The Department of Justice has launched a recruitment competition to appoint a Chairperson and three Board members to the Police Rehabilitation and Retraining Trust (PRRT).

The PRRT provides psychological therapy, physiotherapy, coaching and development, training and education programmes to support police officers who are planning to retire, or who have already retired from the PSNI, or the Royal Ulster Constabulary GC.

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

Applications close at 12:00 midday on Thursday 14 February 2019.  For more information call: 028 9052 0037 or 028 9052 8122


Notes to editors: 

1.  Candidate information packs and applications forms are available at
justice-ni/prrt recruitment 

2.  Copies are also available as follows:

Telephone: 028 9052 0037 or 028 9052 8122

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

 By writing to:          
PRRT Recruitment 2019
Department of Justice
Policing Policy and Strategy Division
Room A4.15, Block A
Castle Buildings
Stormont Estate

3.  The vacant posts will be available in April 2019. 

4.  The time commitment required for the position of Chairperson is 24 days per annum, normally two days per month, including attendance at a minimum of seven Board meetings per year.  The remuneration is £10,000 per annum.

5.  The time commitment required for Board members 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.

6.  Due to the transition to a system of staggered appointments, the appointment of the Chairperson and one Board member will be for a four year term, and the other two Board members will be appointed for a three year term.

7.  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.

8.  Candidates must meet the following essential criteria:  Building Effective Relationships; Performance Oversight and Financial Understanding; Communication and Negotiation Skills; and Strategic Thinking.  In addition, applicants for the Chairperson position must also meet a Leadership criterion.

9.  Further details of the responsibilities, personal qualities and competences required are contained in the Candidate Information Pack.  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 on 028 9052 6444. Out of office hours, please contact the Duty Press Officer via pager number 028 9037 8110.

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