Recruitment competition launched for Royal Ulster Constabulary George Cross Foundation Chairperson

Date published: 21 June 2018

The Department of Justice has launched a recruitment competition to appoint a Chairperson to the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) George Cross (GC) Foundation.

The RUC GC Foundation is an executive Non-Departmental Public Body of the Department of Justice.  The Foundation was created by virtue of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000 for the purpose of marking the sacrifices and honouring the achievements of the Royal Ulster Constabulary.  It comprises of a Chair and a Board of five Trustees, who are initially appointed for a term of five years with a possibility of reappointment for a second term.

The functions of the Foundation allow the Board to recognise a long, proud history of policing and to preserve the name of the RUC GC in the policing world.  It also looks forward by supporting the professional development of serving officers and innovations in policing.  

Anyone with an interest in policing who believes they have the necessary attributes and experience to make a positive contribution to the work of the Foundation is encouraged to apply.

Applications close at 12:00 midday on Thursday 26 July 2018.  For more information call: 028 9052 0037 or 028 9052 8122

Notes to editors: 

Candidate information packs and application forms are available at:

Copies are also available as follows:

Telephone: 028 9052 0037 or 028 9052 8122


By writing to:

RUC GC Foundation 2018
Department of Justice
Policing Policy and Strategy Division
Room A4.15
Block A
Castle Buildings
Stormont Estate

The vacant post will be available in September 2018.

The position of Chairperson does not attract remuneration; however, allowances such as travel costs may be reimbursed, where applicable.The time commitment required is at least five days per month.

Candidates must meet the following essential criteria: Governance and Management of Resources; Working in Partnership and Relationship Management; Thinking Strategically; Communications and Interpersonal Skills; and Leadership.

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.

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.Applications are particularly welcome from women, people from the Roman Catholic community, people under the age of 40, ethnic minorities and people with a disability, who are currently under-represented on the RUC GC Foundation Board.

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