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We are pleased to hear you’re interested in these roles within the Northern Ireland Civil Service (NICS). Staff Officer and Deputy Principal roles are demanding but rewarding too. They are key middle management positions that offer something special: the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of people in Northern Ireland.

As a middle manager in the NICS you will play an important part in delivering our business objectives and contributing to the success of our overarching purpose. This includes many major areas of life here: health and education, economic success and peaceful communities.

As an organisation, the NICS aims to reflect the society we serve, therefore applications are particularly welcome from, People with disabilities, People from minority ethnic communities, People under the age of 35.

All applications for employment are considered strictly on the basis of merit.

Latest Updates

Further Assessment Centres have now completed for the DP and SO competitions. It is anticipated that results for the DP competition will be issued to candidates by close of play Wednesday 6th November and results for the SO competition will be issued to candidates in the next couple of weeks.

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