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NON-JUDICIAL MEMBERS - HISTORICAL INSTITUTIONAL ABUSE REDRESS BOARD

REF: IRC267680

DEPARTMENT: The Executive Office (TEO)

SALARY: A daily rate of £435.00 will be paid in respect of each panel sitting.

LOCATION: Headline Building, 10-14 Victoria Street Belfast BT1 3GG

PLEASE NOTE: THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 12:00 NOON ON FRIDAY 7th OCTOBER 2022
 
The HIA Inquiry Report (Hart Report) was published on 20 January 2017. One of the substantial and overarching recommendations made relates to the establishment of a Redress Board to consider entitlement to compensation for children who were resident in certain institutions in Northern Ireland. The detail around the responsibilities of the Redress Board make it clear that applications for compensation will be determined on behalf of the Redress Board by a panel consisting of one judicial and two non-judicial members.
 
As these posts are for non-judicial members, those who are legally qualified or have worked in any institution within the Terms of Reference of the Inquiry into Historical Institutional Childhood Abuse between 1922 and 1995 inclusive are ineligible to apply.
 
In order to apply you must have a professional qualification in health and social care and/or experience in the delivery of services in trauma-related services. Eligible candidates must also have experience of working with and understanding of the concerns and needs of victims and survivors of historical childhood abuse along with skills in the following areas: effective communications; collaborating and influencing and assessing information, analytical thinking and effective decision making on challenging issues.
 
A daily rate of £435.00 will be paid in respect of each panel sitting, at which up to 4 applications for redress will be considered. Subject to the workload of the Redress Board, panel members are expected to be available to sit a minimum of six days each calendar month. Redress Board members are appointed for a period of up to 5 years.
 
Equality of Opportunity
We are committed to providing equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all suitably qualified people irrespective of gender, age, marital status, disability, religious belief, ethnic origin, political origin, sexual orientation or whether or not you have dependents. Applications are also welcome from individuals irrespective of gender identity, including those who are undergoing or have undergone gender reassignment.
 
We particularly welcome applications from women, people with a disability, young people and those from ethnic minorities, as these are currently under-represented on public bodies. Reasonable adjustments will be made to accommodate the needs of applicants with a disability and the principles of the Guaranteed Interview Scheme will be applied for such applicants.
 
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 Beacon House, 27 Clarendon Road Belfast BT1 9EX.  Telephone:  0800 1 300 330.  Email:  recruitment@hrconnect.nigov.net

 All requests must include your name, address and reference number IRC267680.

Candidate Information Packs and Application Forms may be provided in alternative formats by contacting HR Connect. Applicants invited for interview will not be eligible for re-imbursement of travelling expenses.
 
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 12:00 NOON ON FRIDAY 7th OCTOBER 2022. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.