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What is it like working for the NICS?

The NICS comprises nine Departments that support the Northern Ireland Executive. We do this by developing and implementing government policies and legislation, and delivering key public services in areas such as health, public services, social development, justice, education, regeneration, environment, culture, agriculture, economic development, employment and transport. In addition, the Public Prosecution Service is staffed by civil servants and is a non-Ministerial Department. Find out from our current Staff Officers and Deputy Principals about their experience working for the NICS.

Alfie

Alfie

Deputy Principal
Finance Business Partner
Land & Property Services (LPS), Department of Finance (DOF)

“I very much enjoy the collaborative nature of working in the Civil Service.”

Glenda

Glenda

Deputy Principal
Head of Procurement and Contracts
Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA)

“The headquarters in the North West removes the need to travel to Belfast.”

Holly

Holly

Staff Officer
Child Maintenance Service (CMS)

“I love knowing my work helps families and can make a real difference.”

Karen

Karen

Staff Officer
NICS HR Resourcing, Department of Finance (DOF)

“In the NICS you have options to shape the course of your own career.”

Laura

Laura

Deputy Principal
HR Business Partner
NICS HR, Department of Finance (DOF)

“It’s a nurturing organisation where fresh opinions are valued.”

Mark

Mark

Staff Officer
Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA)

“This is a good organisation to work for – one that genuinely respects equality and diversity.”

Ronan

Rónán

Former Staff Officer, now Principal Legal Officer
Office of the Legislative Counsel (OLC))

“I have been challenged by my roles in the NICS but I’ve never felt unsupported.”

Wilma

Wilma

Deputy Principal
Programme Compliance Manager
Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA)

“The opportunities for development are endless.”