Current Public Appointments
Council for Nature Conservation and the Countryside
The Department of the Environment is seeking to appoint a chairperson to the Council for Nature Conservation and the Countryside. This is an exciting opportunity to actively contribute to the development and protection of Northern Ireland’s beautiful natural environment.
The primary role of the Council is to advise the department on nature conservation and countryside management issues. This includes providing independent opinion, guidance and scrutiny on issues such as:
In practice, this can mean considering departmental policies, advising on planning applications, reviewing Planning Policy Statements and contributing to Development Plans and environmental consultations.
In addition to chairing bi-monthly Council and ad-hoc meetings, it is the Chair’s role to:
The term of appointment is for three years, effective from 1 March 2014 and the time commitment is approximately 6 - 7 days per month. The post currently attracts remuneration of £9,740, plus reasonable travel and subsistence expenses paid in line with standard Civil Service rates.
The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon Friday 13 December 2013.
Further information on the post, including an application pack, may be downloaded below:
Alternatively please contact the Department of the Environment at:
Finance and Business Planning Division,
This competition is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments for Northern Ireland, and will follow the Commissioners’ Code of Practice for Public Appointments: http://www.publicappointmentsni.org