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Director of Policy & Strategy (2 Posts)

REF: IRC253722

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

SALARY: £70,522 - £80,847

LOCATION: The Director of Animal Health & Welfare Policy is based at Ballykelly House, Ballykelly Road, Limavady BT49 9HP and the Director of Marine & Fisheries Division is based at Rathkeltair House, Market Street, Downpatrick, BT30 6LZ.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CANDIDATE INFORMATION BOOKLET ON THE RECRUITMENT WEBSITE HAS BEEN CORRECTED ON PAGE 12 REGARDING ELIGIBILITY CRITERION 1. THE WORDING FOR ELIGIBILITY CRITERION 1 HAS NOW BEEN CLARIFIED TO STATE THE FOLLOWING:

1.  At least 3 years' experience at senior management level* of leading the development, formulation, implementation and review of government policy and/or strategy.

THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATONS IS NOW NOON FRIDAY 12 JUNE 2020

PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR THE UPDATED CANDIDATE INFORMATION BOOKLET.                                                                                                         

The Department is looking for high quality candidates to fill two roles of central importance in fulfilling its Vision, its Outcomes and meeting its Strategic Objectives. It wants engaged leaders, who can think strategically and translate this thinking into programmes and actions that can deliver its outcomes.

Further appointments may be made from this competition should either of these positions become vacant during the lifetime of the competition.

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.

Completed application forms must be submitted no later than 12:00 noon (UK time) on Friday 12th June 2020.

As women are currently known to be under represented in senior grades across 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.

All queries can be directed to HRConnect by:
recruitment@hrconnect.nigov.net Telephone: 0800 1 300 330

The Northern Ireland Civil Service is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

ALL APPLICATIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT ARE CONSIDERED STRICTLY ON THE BASIS OF MERIT