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Deputy Director, Policing Policy & Strategy; Deputy Director, Enabling Access to Justice; Deputy Director, Victims Support. (Grade 5)

REF: IRC272566

DEPARTMENT: Department of Justice (DOJ)

SALARY: £74,912 – £84,122.

LOCATION: Stormont Estate, Belfast

We are looking for dynamic and impactful leaders who can build effective working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders and demonstrate leadership to deliver outcomes in a fast moving and challenging environment. The successful candidates will provide strategic advice and support to the Minister for Justice and to Senior DoJ officials on significant policy matters.

This is a fascinating and challenging time to join the Northern Ireland Civil Service. The successful applicants will play a wider role as part of the Senior Civil Service at a time when collective leadership is focused on delivering internal and external transformation and recovering from the impacts of the COVID -19 pandemic.

If successful, you will contribute to the wider development of the justice programme in Northern Ireland, leading a diverse and multi-disciplinary business area to contribute to the delivery of Departmental outcomes.

The work of the Department is, rightly, subject to extensive external scrutiny, including by the Justice Committee of the Northern Ireland Assembly, the Northern Ireland Audit Office and the media. The posts all carry considerable responsibility and in return offer exceptional career development opportunities, as well as the ability to make a significant difference to wider society in Northern Ireland. I hope you will be excited by the opportunity which these influential posts offer.

These posts may be filled by secondment of the successful candidate from his/her current employer.

Within the timespan of this competition, further appointments may be made from this competition in other policy areas of DOJ which require the same eligibility criteria and have similar roles 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.

Completed application forms must be submitted no later than 12:00 noon (UK time) on Friday 28th January 2022.

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.



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