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Board Recruitment Opportunities

CO3's recruitment service, Engage Executive Talent, offers a full range of bespoke executive recruitment solutions. 

Current Board Opportunities

Parenting NI
Diabetes UK - Trustee
National Lottery Community Fund - Chair of Northern Ireland Funding Committee

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

Diabetes UK - Trustee

Our vision is a world where diabetes can do no harm. We're leading the fight against the UK's biggest and growing health care crisis. There are 4.7 million people in the UK living with diabetes and 12.3 million more people at increased risk of getting type 2 diabetes - someone is diagnosed with diabetes every two minutes.

Person specification

We are looking for applicants who are passionate about our work, possess good independent judgement and who think strategically. We know that you will have gained and developed your skills, expertise, and experience through a variety of ways, and different disciplines, so we don't want to be too prescriptive.

Whilst personal or professional experience of diabetes or prior knowledge and experience of working with key bodies and networks in Northern Ireland and Wales is welcome, they are not essential.

Time Requirements

The expectation is that our Trustees prepare for and attend five Board meetings a year, plus an annual Board away day. Most will also sit on one of the Board's sub­ committees; these meet between three and four times a year.

During normal times, these meetings are held during working hours on a weekday, at our London office, and the Board away day at a central London location, however they are currently being held virtually.

Trustees are appointed for a three-year term and can be re-appointed for two further terms of up to three years but cannot serve for more than a continuous period of nine years.

Closing date for applicants: Friday 30th October

Download an application pack here

National Lottery Community Fund - Chair of Northern Ireland Funding Committee

DCMS has launched the public appointment process to appoint a new Chair of the Northern Ireland Committee, who will also sit on the National Lottery Community Fund Board. 

This is an important time for as the NLCF continue to support communities to adapt to and recover from the pandemic, as well as planning for our new funding portfolio for 2021 and beyond and launching a Dormant Accounts Fund for the first time.  The NI Chair will work with the Committee and the Executive team to set the strategic direction for the NI portfolio, as well as contributing to the overall strategic direction of the Fund UK-wide as a member of the Board.

Appointing Department: Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Culture, Media & Sport

Location: Meetings will take place in London and Northern Ireland.

Time Requirements

The Board meets quarterly, including a two-day meeting with overnight stay. We also hold a Board and Committee day once a year. Meetings take place in London and another location in the UK once or possibly twice a year therefore travel is required. The Northern Ireland Committee meets approximately 12 times per year and has an annual away day. In addition, as a Board member and Northern Ireland Chair you will meet with strategic partners, attend events and represent the Fund. Board and Committee members also provide informal support and advice to the executive drawing on their specific expertise and on occasion represent the Fund at events or assist the Fund with networking. The specific time commitment of individual Board members will be a matter for discussion with the UK Board Chair. The time commitment can be up to 60 days per year.


The remuneration will be £24,000 per annum. The role is not pensionable. Expenses will be paid.


Closing date for applicants: Friday 23rd October 2020, noon

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