Appointment to the RUC GC Foundation – Chairperson

Royal Ulster Constabulary George Cross Foundation

Chairperson (Part-Time)

The Department of Justice is seeking to appoint a new Chairperson of the Royal Ulster Constabulary George Cross Foundation for a term of five years. The role carries the responsibility of being the Foundation’s Accounting Officer.

The RUC GC Foundation has many varied roles including, documenting the history of policing, maintaining the RUC Memorial Garden at Brooklyn, Belfast, and making a positive contribution to the professional development of police officers and policing, through a bursary scheme for serving police officers in Northern Ireland. The Foundation, working with the community, also delivers outreach and educational initiatives.

As a part-time Chairperson you could help deliver this important work. The time commitment normally amounts to at least five days per month, at the Foundation’s office at Brooklyn. The Chairperson will be the primary representative of the Foundation at external events outside of normal working hours.

As Accounting Officer, the Chairperson must ensure that the Foundation fulfils its aims and objectives set by the Department of Justice, while ensuring the efficient, effective and economic use of resources.

The Chairperson is not remunerated but allowances, including travel costs, may be reimbursed where applicable.

We particularly welcome applications from women, people from the Roman Catholic community, people under the age of 40, ethnic minorities and people with a disability who are currently under-represented on the RUC GC Foundation Board.

Appointment will be made on merit from those individuals who best satisfy the essential criteria.

Essential Criteria

Applicants must meet the following essential criteria:

Governance and Management of Resources, Working in Partnership and Relationship Management, Thinking Strategically, Communications and Interpersonal Skills and Leadership.

Applications close at: noon on Thursday 26 July 2018.

Late applications will not be considered.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held from 28 August to 7 September 2018.

Further information and application pack can be found at:

Alternatively, these can be requested by email:

By telephoning: 028 9052 0037 or 028 9052 8122

Or by writing to: RUC GC Foundation 2018, Department of Justice, Policing Policy & Strategy Division, Room A4.15, Block A, Castle Buildings, Stormont Estate, Belfast, BT4 3SG.

Candidate information packs and application forms can be provided in alternative formats and applicants requiring assistance will be facilitated on request.

Equality of Opportunity

The Department of Justice is committed to the principles of public appointments based on merit with independent assessment, openness and transparency of process. The Department is committed to providing equality of opportunity for all applicants. Applications are welcomed regardless of age, gender, disability, marital status, religion, ethnic origin, political opinion, sexual orientation or whether or not you have dependants. In keeping with the NICS Policy on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, we would also welcome applications from those not currently serving on public bodies.


The link to the competition and application pack is: