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Northern Ireland Building Regulations Advisory Committee (NIBRAC) Appointment of six Committee members

REF: IRC254981

DEPARTMENT: Northern Ireland Building Regulations Advisory Committee (NIBRAC)

SALARY: Reasonable expenses incurred will be paid at Northern Ireland Civil Service rates.

LOCATION: Meetings are usually held in the Greater Belfast Area but have more recently been held remotely online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The Department of Finance is inviting applications for members of the Northern Ireland Building Regulations Advisory Committee (NIBRAC). If you have a detailed working knowledge of the Northern Ireland Building Regulations and want to make a difference, I would encourage you to consider applying. These positions offer a great opportunity for construction industry professionals to use their knowledge, experience and expertise to collectively help shape the building regulations of the future. ”

Mabel Higgins, Chair of NIBRAC

The Department is seeking to appoint six members to NIBRAC, the Committee which advises on amendments to the Building Regulations and on other associated matters. Members collaborate with other industry professionals to review the measures being put forward by the Department. As a NIBRAC member, you would contribute to the detailed development of legislation and the supporting technical booklet guidance which is used daily by the construction industry.

In order to apply, you must have proven and current experience in at least one of the following disciplines:

  • Building regulation enforcement
  • Construction (non-domestic)
  • Building surveying
  • Structural engineering
  • Fire safety (fire protection and fire safety engineering)
  • Construction (domestic)

Whilst you can apply and be considered for more than one position, only one member will be selected from each of these areas of expertise. Other selection criteria apply.

These are three year, non-remunerated appointments with the possibility of extension. Reasonable expenses incurred will be paid at Northern Ireland Civil Service rates.

How to Apply

For more detailed information on the positions, the selection criteria and how to apply, please go to

Alternatively, you can request an application pack by contacting:

HR Connect, PO Box 1089, The Metro Building, 6-9 Donegall Square South, Belfast, BT1 9EW. Telephone 0800 1300 330. Email:

All requests must include your name, address and reference number IRC254981.

The material will also be made available, on request, in alternative formats such as braille, large print, audio etc. All reasonable adjustments will be made to accommodate the needs of applicants/candidates with a disability and a Guaranteed Interview Scheme is in place for such applicants.

Please note that applicants to previous NIBRAC recruitment competitions are very welcome to apply, subject to them meeting the criteria and conditions of application set out in the application pack.

Completed application forms must be submitted to arrive not later than 12:00 noon (UK time) on Friday 6th November 2020.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held during week commencing 7th December 2020.

Equality of Opportunity

The Department is committed to the principle of public appointments based on merit with independent assessment, openness and transparency of process. The Department is also committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified applicants irrespective of religious belief, gender, race, political opinion, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or whether or not they have dependants. Women, people with disabilities and people from ethnic minority communities have been under-represented on NIBRAC to date. Therefore, applications from members of these groups would be particularly welcome.