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Board Recruitment Opportunities

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Current Board Opportunities

Parenting NI
Victim Support NI - Board Member

Parenting NI- Trustee

Who we are and what we do

Parenting NI is the leading charity for supporting parents in Northern Ireland.  Parenting NI deliver a range of high quality services for parents’ including:

  • Parenting programmes
  • Help and information via a freephone helpline, web chat, online resources, Parenting NI app, podcasts and Parenting Week
  • Consulting with parents on various issues in order to influence government policy, planning and service delivery
  • Carrying out research with parents and using the findings to advocate for parents
  • Family Support Services – including home visiting in Belfast and Southern Trust and National Lottery Community Fund projects Families Together and Dads Project
  • Employee Wellbeing Service
  • Training for Practitioners – including OCN Level 4 Working with Parents

Job Specification

Parenting NI’s Board of Trustees has responsibility for strategic planning, finance, policy and procedures and employment issues by actively participating in and contributing to the effective governance of Parenting NI, ensuring its staff, trustees and stakeholders own Parenting NI’s vision and goals.


Person Specification

Skills, knowledge and/or experience in at least one of the following:-

  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Strategic Planning
  • Legal
  • Parenting NI Operations especially in the area of User Representation, Parenting and/or Family Support

At present, we would particularly welcome interest from those with the following experience to join the Board:-

  • legal background; or
  • experience within the voluntary sector, working in an organisation which supports children, parents and/or families to join the Board.


Time commitment 

Board of Trustees meetings take place 4 times per year.  Additional commitment may be required for:-

  • Sub Committee meetings
  • Strategic Planning meetings
  • Governance Training (bi-annually)
  • Interviewing

Location: Belfast

Closing date for applicants: Monday 12th October 2020 


Please contact Sharon McWhirter by email – sharon@parentingni.org for an Expression of Interest Form.

Name: Sharon McWhirter

Tel: 028 9031 0891

Email: sharon@parentingni.org

Victim Support NI - Board Member

Who we are and what we do

Victim Support NI is a voluntary organisation which helps people affected by crime. It provides a free and confidential service and each year, Victim Support NI offers help to over 55,000 people. The organisation offers practical and emotional support through its Community Service for those trying to deal with being a victim of crime, while the Witness Service supports witnesses, victims and their families through the court procedure when involved in a criminal trial

Job Specification

The role of the Board Member is to contribute to the effective governance of Victim Support NI in promoting its aims/objectives.

Person Specification

We are looking for individuals with a background in the private, public or voluntary sectors with a range of skills and experience, but particularly in the following areas: Psychological, Legal, Young People’s Services, Clinic/Counselling services.

Time commitment 

Board meets quarterly and there are options to become involved in sub-committees: General Purposes Committee; Finance, Audit, Risk & Remuneration Committee.


Location: Victim Support NI Central Office, Albany House, Great Victoria Street, Belfast.

Closing date for applicants: Tuesday 13th October 2020, noon

Contact: Elaine Di Lucia, HR Manager recruitment@victimsupportni.org.uk or click here to download an application form


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