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Applications invited for appointment to the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland

The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland invites applications for appointment to the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland. A number of positions, including that of Deputy Chief Commissioner, will become vacant during 2015.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland is a non-departmental public body established by the Northern Ireland Act 1998. Its powers and duties derive from a number of statutes which have been enacted over the last decades, providing protection against discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, race, religion and political opinion, sex and sexual orientation. It also has responsibilities arising from the Northern Ireland Act 1998 in respect of the statutory equality and good relations duties which apply to public authorities.

Although appointments to the board of Commissioners are made by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland are sponsored by the Office of the First and deputy First Minister which carries responsibilities for equality policy and legislation in the Northern Ireland Executive.

Further information on the role and the terms of appointment can be found on the Cabinet Office’s Public Appointments website.

Application packs can be downloaded directly from the Cabinet Office’s Public Appointments website or alternatively you can request an application pack by emailing ecniappointments@nio.x.gsi.gov.uk

Applications can also be requested by telephoning 028 9076 5497.

The closing date for applications is Friday 30 January 2015.

Published 5 January 2015