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DSD advertises for new Housing Executive board members

Published: Wed, 14 Jan 2015
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The Department for Social Development is advertising for 3 Board members to the Northern Ireland Housing Executive Board.
The Board of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive is responsible to the Department for Social Development for the efficient, effective and economic delivery of the Housing Executive’s housing services. It determines the Housing Executive’s policies within its overall aims and objectives and makes decisions on operational and organisational strategies. The Department for Social Development is now seeking to appoint 3 members to the Board.
The future structure and role of the Housing Executive is currently being considered by the Department for Social Development’s Social Housing Reform Programme. There is therefore potentially a unique opportunity through these appointments to help lead the Housing Executive through a period of fundamental change.
The term of appointment will be from 1 June 2015 for up to 5 years or until such other date as the Department may determine, taking account of the implementation of a new service delivery model. Time commitment amounts to attendance at monthly Board meetings and other meetings as arranged. The positions are remunerated at £6,740 per annum in addition to travel and subsistence costs incurred on Board business.
An information pack detailing the selection criteria for the posts and application form can be obtained in writing or by phone from Samuel McGrugan, NIHE Board Appointments, Housing Directors Office, 2nd Floor, Lighthouse Building, 1 Cromac Place, Gasworks Business Park Belfast BT7 2JB. Telephone 028 90829326.
Application packs can be provided in large print format on request. The closing date for receipt of completed applications is no later than 3pm on Tuesday 3 February 2015.
Applications for the posts are invited from candidates who can demonstrate how they meet the selection criteria for appointments as set out in the information pack.
The Department for Social Development is committed to the principle of public appointments based on merit with independent assessments, openness and transparency of process. The Department is also committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes application forms from all suitably qualified applicants irrespective of religious belief, gender, race, political opinion, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or whether or not they have dependants.
As women, people with a disability and ethnic minority communities are currently underrepresented on the Board, applications from members of these groups would be particularly welcome.