Appointment of Board Members to Labour Relations Agency
The Department for Employment and Learning (DEL) invites expressions of interest from individuals who wish to nominate themselves to serve as a Board Member of the Labour Relations Agency (LRA). The LRA aims to be the leading organisation in Northern Ireland for improving employment relations. The Agency will contribute to organisational effectiveness by providing impartial and independent services for promoting good employment practices and preventing and resolving disputes.
Through this recruitment exercise, the Department intends to appoint two Board Members for a period of three years.
The two vacancies are for:
- one person with an employer background (with effect from 1 January 2013)
- one person with an employee background (with effect from 1 October 2012)
Remuneration is currently £5,050 per annum. Board Members will be expected to be available for at least one day per month and meetings will mainly be held in the Greater Belfast area.
- Making an impact with others
- Committing to the Role
- Thinking Strategically
- Analytical Thinking
- Experience of the practice of employment relations - from either an employee or employer perspective
- A clear understanding of current employment relations issues in Northern Ireland.
Candidates will be expected to demonstrate how they meet the essential criteria for the vacancy for which they are applying.
Expressions of Interest
Please note that applicants may only apply for one of the two vacancies (employer or employee). It is anticipated that interviews will be held on either 11 or 12 of September 2012.
Those who feel they have the relevant skills and experience and could make a positive contribution to the work of the Labour Relations Agency should request a candidate information pack. Candidate information packs are available in other formats, including Braille, large print and audio upon request. These can be obtained as follows:
By writing to:Public Appointments Unit
Department for Employment and Learning
39/49 Adelaide Street
Or by telephoning: 028 9025 7839
Or by textphone: 028 9025 7410
Application forms should be completed and returned, to PAU@delni.gov.uk or posted to the above address by 12.00 noon on 27 July 2012. Late applications will not be accepted.
Equality of Opportunity
The Department for Employment and Learning 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 individuals. Applications are welcome regardless of gender, age, marital status, disability, religion, ethnic origin, political opinion, sexual orientation or whether or not you have dependants. The Department would particularly welcome applications from women, ethnic minorities, young people and those with disabilities.