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Deputy Secretary, DAERA - Central Services and Contingency Planning (responsible for Finance, Digital Services, Contingency Planning, Corporate Services and Paying Authority for the EU Rural Development Programme)

REF: IRC242160

DEPARTMENT: Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA)

SALARY: £90,601 - £103,379 (under review)

LOCATION: Ballykelly House, 111 Ballykelly Road, Ballykelly, Limavady, BT49 9HP

Further appointments may be made from this competition should NICS positions become vacant, during the lifetime of the competition (up to one year), which require the same eligibility criteria and have similar duties and responsibilities.

For more detailed information, including the duties and responsibilities of the post and the criteria to be used during the recruitment and selection process, 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, The Metro Building, 6-9 Donegall Square South, Belfast, BT1 9EW. Telephone: 0800 1 300 330. Email:

All requests must include your name, address and reference number IRC242160.

Completed application forms must be returned to arrive not later than 12:00 noon (UK time) on Friday 27th September 2019. 

As women are currently known to be under-represented in this grade in the NICS, and as young people (people under the age of 35), people with a disability and people from minority ethnic communities are currently under represented in NICS, we would particularly welcome applications from these groups.

The Northern Ireland Civil Service is an Equal Opportunities Employer.