Press release

Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland - launch of public appointment

A public appointment competition for the Chief Electoral officer for Northern Ireland was launched on 5 September 2016.

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The arrangements for electoral administration in Northern Ireland is administered centrally by the Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland who is both the electoral registration officer for all 18 constituencies in Northern Ireland and returning officer for all elections and referendums in that jurisdiction.

Applications are currently being sought from candidates with good judgment, resilience, sensitivity and a track record of achievement at board or senior executive level in the private or public sector. Candidates for this post must have experience of transformational change of a complex organisation and must be able to command the confidence of all sides of the community in Northern Ireland. This position is based in Belfast.

Person Specification

An outstanding individual is sought to become the Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland: someone with good judgment, resilience and sensitivity and a track record of achievement at board or senior executive level in the private or public sector and meeting challenging financial and performance objectives and targets.

Candidates for this post must have experience of transformational change of a complex organisation. Candidates must also have experience of working within a statutory framework and procedural rules. The successful candidate must be able to command the confidence of all sides of the community in Northern Ireland.

Full details of the post can be found here

How to apply

Applications should be sent by email to: ceoappointment@nio.gov.uk

Alternatively they may be sent by post to:

Competition Co-Ordinator
Corporate Governance Team
Northern Ireland Office
Room 43, Stormont House Annex
Stormont House
Belfast, BT4 3SH

The closing date for applications is midday on Monday 17th October 2016.

Published 6 September 2016