Commissioner for the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission

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: 1
Remuneration: The position attracts an annual remuneration of £7,500 which will be paid in equal monthly instalments; the position is not pensionable.
Time Requirements: The positions are part-time with an expected time commitment on average of three days per month

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications


  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date

    to be confirmed

  • Announcement

    26/08/2022 at 14:00

Vacancy Description

The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland invites applications for a new Commissioner to be appointed to the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission.

Membership of the NIHRC is a challenging and rewarding opportunity which calls for people who have a commitment to human rights. The Commission operates as an executive non-departmental public body sponsored by the Northern Ireland Office and is a key part of the architecture of human rights protections in Northern Ireland.

Person Specification

An outstanding individual is sought to become members of the NIHRC. The successful candidate will be someone who has a strong commitment to human rights. They should have an understanding of, and commitment to, working in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders and be able to apply personal expertise in contributing to the work of the Commission. They should be committed to the need for good governance in public bodies.

Essential Skills

Candidates for these roles must be able to make a personal contribution to the work of the Commission and will need to demonstrate:

• The ability to build productive and respectful relationships with fellow Commissioners, senior stakeholders and diverse communities;

• Knowledge of human rights law and of the considerations that influence the environment in which the NIHRC works and an ability to make a personal contribution to the work of the Commission;

• The ability to analyse information and exercise judgement across a broad spectrum of policy and high level human rights issues; and

• A reputation for personal integrity, professional conduct and credibility, with an exceptional sense of propriety.

Additional Information

The term of appointment is three years.

How to Apply

Completed applications should be sent by email to by the closing date of 6 March 2022.
Unfortunately applications cannot be issued or accepted in hard copy format due to remote working restrictions.

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