Body: Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
Appointing Department: Northern Ireland Office
Sector: Charity & Public Sector
Location: Northern Ireland
Skills required: Regulation
Number of Vacancies: 8
Remuneration: These positions attract an annual remuneration of £5,000. They are not pensionable.
Time Requirements: These position are part-time with an expected time commitment of approximately 2-3 days per month plus occasional evening and weekend meetings

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications


  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement

    02/06/2022 at 14:00

Panel dates yet to be confirmed

Vacancy Description

The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland invites applications for appointment to the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland for the position of Commissioner.

The Commissioner for Public Appointments regulates appointments to the Equality Commission and the Secretary of State, in accordance with the provisions set out in the Northern Ireland Act 1998. 

A number of Commissioner positions will become vacant over the next 12 months. 

Person Specification

The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland requires a blend of expertise relevant to its work.  Outstanding individuals are sought to become members of the Commission; people who understand the considerations that influence the environment in which it works and can command the confidence of all sides of the community in Northern Ireland, work constructively with others, think strategically and make clear and well informed judgements. 

Candidates for these roles will need to demonstrate:

  • that they understand the needs and interests of those affected by the Commission’s work on equality and good relations;
  • that they can make a personal contribution to the strategic direction of the Commission and assist it in carrying out its functions;
  • that that they can build productive and respectful relationships with fellow Commissioners, colleagues and the communities which are impacted by the Commission’s work and decisions; and
  • a reputation for personal integrity, professional conduct and credibility, with an exceptional sense of propriety.

Additional Information

These positions will be based in Equality House, Belfast.

How to Apply

Completed applications should be sent by email to by the closing date of 27 February 2022.

ECNI 2022 - Candidate-Information-Booklet
ECNI-2022- Diversity Monitoring Questionnaire
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