pbni appointment chair and board member

Date published: 21 October 2021

The Department of Justice is seeking to appoint a Chair and 12 Board Members for the Probation Board for Northern Ireland (PBNI).


The role of the Probation Board is to help make communities safer by challenging and changing the behavior of offenders. PBNI carries out a wide range of functions, from the provision of assessments and reports to the courts to working directly with prisoners preparing them for their subsequent resettlement in the community.

The Chair of the Board will be expected to provide strategic leadership and direction and will work closely with the Chief Executive. Board Members will support the Chair and their responsibilities will also include ensuring that PBNI complies with all statutory requirements for the use of public resources.

The Chair and Board members are appointed for a term of three years.

We encourage people from all sections of the community to apply and would particularly welcome applicants from an ethnic minority background, those who have a disability and women, as they are currently under represented on the Board.

Applications close at noon on Friday 12th November 2021.

WATCH: Judith Gillespie speak of her her experience as a Board Member

To complete the application form first download and save to your device prior to completing it.  As there are restrictions on this form do not copy and paste onto the application form.

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