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Discretionary Support Commissioner- Department for Communities

REF: IRC280138

DEPARTMENT: Department for Communities (DfC)

SALARY: £16,554 per annum


The Office of the Discretionary Support Commissioner is a body which has been established to provide an independent review facility of decisions made in respect of applications for Discretionary Support. The Discretionary Support Commissioner is an independent, statutory office holder appointed by the Department for Communities (DfC). 

DfC is seeking to appoint the Discretionary Support Commissioner.


This is a part time appointment, with a commitment of 1 day per week.  The term of appointment will be for a period of 3 years, starting on the date of appointment.

The remuneration for the Commissioner will be £16,554 per annum. The post is non-pensionable. Reasonable expenses incurred will be paid at Northern Ireland Civil Service rates.

For more detailed information on the position and the selection criteria, please click on the 'Candidate Information Booklet' link below. In order to apply for this position, please click on the 'Apply for this job online' link below to register to this vacancy and to submit an online application.

Alternatively, an application pack can be requested by contacting:

HRConnect, PO Box 1089/ PO Box 1090 Beacon House, 27 Clarendon Road Belfast BT1 9EX.  Telephone:  0800 1 300 330.  Email:

 All requests must include your name, address and reference number IRC280138.

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 the principles of the Guaranteed Interview Scheme will be applied for such applicants.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:  12:00 noon on Friday 8th July 2022.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held in Belfast on the 3rd and 5th August 2022.

DfC is committed to the principle of appointments based on merit with independent assessment, openness and transparency of process. DfC 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.