Department Of Finance

General Consumer Council

Good rates of pay
07 Dec 2017
21 Dec 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
General Consumer Council For Northern Ireland (The Consumer Council)

Interested in making the consumer voice heard and making it count?
The Department for the Economy (DfE) is seeking to appoint three new members to join the Board of the Consumer Council with effect from 1 April 2018. The role is a rewarding one - and you will be offered support and any training you will need to make a strong contribution.
We wish to appeal to people from as wide a range of
backgrounds and experiences as possible to help maximise the relevance of the Consumer Council to all of our citizens.

We would encourage people of all ages, in particular those with a community or voluntary sector background and those from the rural communities to apply to bring some fresh perspectives on consumer issues.
We are operating the Guaranteed Interview Scheme in this competition for applicants with a disability.
The time commitment is normally 1 day per month with a
remuneration of £106.50 (over 4 hours per day) and £53.26 (under 4 hours per day). All reasonable receipted dependant carer expenses will also be reimbursed where applicable.
Meetings of the Board are normally held in Belfast, although they may occasionally meet in other venues across Northern Ireland.
The term of office is for three years and may be renewable for a second term.
No specific academic or other qualifications are required. Applicants are required to meet four criteria -
A, B and C plus a choice of one from D, E or F.
A Thinking strategically; and
B Working in partnership; and
C Communication skills; plus one of the following three:-
D Financial Understanding; or
E Good Governance; or
F Practical experience of consumer issues and

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Wednesday
10 January 2018. Late applications will not be accepted.
Application packs may be obtained by contacting: - DfE,
Public Appointments Unit, Netherleigh, Massey Avenue,
Belfast, BT4 2JP. The email address is:
Telephone: Yvonne Green on 028 9052 9282. Textrelay: 18001 028 9052 9282.
Marcin Klimasz on 028 9052 9531. Textrelay: 18001 028

Application packs with full details may also be downloaded from the DfE website (Search under ‘Current DfE

The material will also be made available, on request, in other formats such as Braille, large print, audio etc. All reasonable adjustments will be made to accommodate the needs of applicants/candidates with a disability.
Interviews are scheduled to take place on 20th, 27 & 28th February 2018.

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