Member of Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland

Body: Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland
Appointing Department: Northern Ireland Office
Sectors: Business, Finance & Skills, Charity & Public Sector, Regulation
Location: Belfast
Skills required: Change Management, Legal / Judicial, Regulation, Transformation
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: The position attracts a daily remuneration of £505.50; or a half day of £252.75
Time Requirements: The post is part-time. When a review is underway the Commission will usually meet every 4-6 weeks. Each meeting may require up to 1-2 days of a member’s time. In between reviews there will be a lesser commitment.


An announcement has been made on the outcome of this appointment.

Date: 09/07/2019

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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications


  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement

    05/07/2019 at 17:00

Vacancy Description

A position of member will become vacant with the Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland in June 2019.

Members of the Commission need to work together to balance statistical, demographic, and sociological factors within the framework set out by statute.

The Commission works in an environment in which political pressures are significant, so it is therefore vital that Commission members must be, and seen to be politically impartial in the fulfilment of their duties.

The member role is a challenging but rewarding opportunity. It calls for someone with good judgement, resilience and sensitivity.  

Person Specification

An outstanding individual is sought to become a member of the Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland:

  • someone who has the ability to make reasoned judgements when conflicts arise;
  • good knowledge and appreciation of the work of the Commission and the statutory constraints within which it must work;
  • proven ability to communicate effectively; and
  • an understanding of how to be an effective board member.

 Commissioners should not have any party political affiliations which could be seen to affect their judgement and balance.

How to Apply

The Northern Ireland Office is committed to the principle of public appointments on merit with independent assessment, openness and transparency of process and to providing equal opportunities for all, irrespective of race, age, disability, gender, marital status, religion, sexual orientation, transgender and working patterns.

All applications received by the closing date will be acknowledged and put before a duly constituted Assessment Panel that will include an independent member. The Panel will in due course make recommendations to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland who may wish to meet those candidates before deciding whom to appoint.

Application packs can also be obtained by telephoning 028 90527041 or email

Completed Applications should be sent by email to

Alternatively you may send by post to: Competition Co-ordinator, Corporate Governance Team, Northern Ireland Office, Stormont House, Belfast, BT4 3SH.

The closing date for applications is Friday 1st February 2019.

Please enclose with your application:

  • The completed application summary form, including your personal statement (of no more than two sides of A4) summarising your proven ability related to the person and job specifications. Your supporting statement should provide specific and detailed examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria (including what you did to achieve a specific result);
  • Political and Equality & Diversity Monitoring Questionnaires; and
  • A full CV (including education and professional qualifications, career history, and relevant achievements and responsibilities).
BCNI - Member Application - Diversity form 2019
BCNI - Member Application form 2019
BCNI - Member Application - Candidate Information Booklet 2019
Guaranteed Interview Scheme Form
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