Are you interested in playing your part in the development and delivery
of quality health and social care services for the community?
Minister with responsibility for Health, Social Services and Public Safety appoints people to a range
of organisations that are involved in developing and maintaining quality health and social care services.
These include, amongst others, the Health & Social Care (HSC) Board, HSC Trusts, the Regulation
& Quality Improvement Authority, the Patient and Client Council, the NI Blood Transfusion Service
Agency, the NI Fire & Rescue Service Board and the NI Social Care Council. These are challenging
appointments for people who are strongly committed to developing an efficient and effective Health and
The Department’s Public Appointment procedures are consistent with the
Code of Practice issued by the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments for Northern Ireland.
All appointments are made following open competition, governed by the overriding principle of selection
based solely on merit.
The Department’s aspirations for the next twenty years are set out in
a new Regional Strategy "A Healthier Future" (PDF 672KB) which describes
how our need for health and social services will change as new ways of working, new technologies and
new treatments are developed. All of these changes take place within an environment of substantial political
interest in the delivery of health and social care services, and greater accountability for results.
The Department is committed to providing equality of opportunity for
all nominees. Nominations are welcome regardless of age, gender, religion, disability, ethnic origin,
political opinion, sexual orientation or whether or not you have dependants. Women are currently under-represented
on public bodies sponsored by the Department and nominations from women are therefore particularly welcome.