Deputy Secretary, DAERA Central Services and Contingency Planning
Responsible for Finance, Digital Services, Contingency Planning, Corporate Services and Paying Authority for the EU Rural Development Programme
This is a key leadership role for the Department of Agriculture, Environment & Rural Affairs (DAERA) at a time of major change in the Department and in Northern Ireland. The post holder will be responsible for Finance, Digital Services, Contingency Planning, Corporate Services and Paying Authority for the EU Rural Development Programme.
The successful candidate will work at the highest levels in the Northern Ireland Civil Service, which aims to be well led, high performing and outcome focused in delivering for the public. This is a job for an individual with a proven track record of decision making, leadership and developing strong partnerships within and across organisations. The post holder will work closely with other senior professionals as part of a multi-disciplinary Senior Management Team, and provide engaged, effective leadership to the Central Services and Contingency Planning Group at a time of cultural, structural and functional change.
This post may be filled by secondment of the successful candidate from his/her current employer.
Further appointments may be made from this competition should NICS positions become vacant, during the lifetime of the competition (up to one year), which require the same eligibility criteria and have similar duties and responsibilities.
For more detailed information and to apply, please go to www.nicsrecruitment.org.uk
Alternatively, an application pack can be requested by contacting: HRConnect, PO Box 1089,
The Metro Building, 6-9 Donegall Square South, Belfast, BT1 9EW.
Telephone: 0800 1 300 330.
All requests must include your name, address and reference number IRC242160.
Completed application forms must be returned to arrive not later than
12:00 noon (UK time) on Friday 27th September 2019.
As women are currently known to be under-represented in this grade in the NICS, and as young people (people under the age of 35), people with a disability and people from minority ethnic communities are currently under represented in NICS, we would particularly welcome applications from these groups.
The Northern Ireland Civil Service is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
ALL APPLICATIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT ARE CONSIDERED STRICTLY ON THE BASIS OF MERIT