Applications sought for Board/Council members of the Northern Ireland Council for Integrated Education (NICIE), The General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland (GTCNI) and Comhairle na Gaelscolaíochta (CnaG)

Date published: 21 June 2021

The Department of Education (DE) has launched a public appointments competition to appoint two board members to the NICIE, three council members to the GTCNI (including one person from an industry or commerce background) and one Board member to the CnaG.

Applications sought for public appointments.

The Department of Education (DE) has launched a public appointments competition to appoint two board members to the NICIE, three council members to the GTCNI (including one person from an industry or commerce background) and one Board member to the CnaG.

NICIE is a non-departmental public body sponsored and supported by DE.  Its role is to promote integrated education and to perform a wide range of roles in facilitating the development of integrated education in Northern Ireland for the public benefit.  

GTCNI is the statutory, professional and regulatory body for teachers in grant-aided schools and peripatetic teachers sponsored by and reporting to DE. It is dedicated to enhancing the status of teaching and promoting the highest standards of professional conduct and practice.

CnaG is a non-statutory body that receives its core funding from DE. It promotes Irish-medium education and performs a wide range of roles in facilitating the development of Irish medium education. 

The member’s role is to contribute to the development of the organisation’s strategy; ensuring that it is consistent with the Minister’s priorities and DE’s aims and objectives; and to challenge and work for consensus in the decision making processes of the Board/Council.

DE is committed to the principles of public appointments based on merit with independent assessment, openness and transparency of process.  DE is also The Department is committed to providing equality of opportunity and welcomes applications regardless of gender, age, marital status, disability, religion, ethnic origin, political opinion, sexual orientation or whether or not you have dependants. Applications are particularly welcome from women, people under 30 years of age, members of ethnic minorities and people with disabilities. 

Details of the roles and the full selection criteria are set out in the application pack which is available by contacting the Department. The closing date for applications is 4pm on Monday 19 July 2021.

APPLICATION PACK

LINK TO INFORMATION IN IRISH

Notes to editors: 

  1. The competition will reflect the principles and practices of the Commissioner for Public Appointments (CPANI) Code of Practice. The appointment will be made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process.

 

  1. Copies of the application pack can be obtained from the Department in the following ways:

Telephone:    (028) 9127 9461/7684

Email:             egt1@education-ni.gov.uk

Website:         www.education-ni.gov.uk

Given the current circumstances it would be preferable to obtain a pack as above, however if this is not possible they can also be requested by writing to: Education Governance Team, Department of Education, 5th Floor, Rathgael House, 43 Balloo Road, Rathgill, Bangor, BT19 7PR.

  1. Application packs can be made available in other formats eg Irish or large print. Requests for documents in alternative formats can be made by contacting the Department as above.  CVs, letters, additional pages or any other supplementary material should not be submitted in place of or in addition to the completed application form.  

 

  1. Media enquiries to the Department of Education Press Office on: 028 9127 9207.  Out of office hours, contact the Duty Press Officer on 02890 378110 and your call will be returned.

 

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