Extension of Non-Executive Board Member’s Role on the Northern Ireland Social Care Council

Date published: 24 June 2019

The Department of Health has announced an extension to the appointment of Neil Bodger as a Non-Executive Lay Member to the board of the Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC). Mr Neil Bodger’s extension will commence on 18 July 2019 and end on a date not later than 17 July 2020.

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The appointment carries a time commitment of 2 days per month and attracts an annual remuneration of £6,559.

The NISCC was founded as the regulatory body for the social care workforce in Northern Ireland and was established in October 2001 under the Health and Personal Social Services Act (NI) 2001. As a non-departmental public body (NDPB); it is accountable to the Northern Ireland Assembly and sponsored by the Department of Health (NI) (Office of Social Services). The Social Care Council is helping to raise standards in the social care workforce by registering social care workers; setting standards for their conduct and practice and supporting their professional development. The board of the Council comprises a Non-Executive Chair and 12 Non-Executive members.   
This appointment was made in accordance with the Code of Practice issued by the Commissioner for Public Appointments for Northern Ireland.

Notes to editors: 

  1. Mr Bodger has been involved in managerial and company finance at Senior Manager or Director Level for over 30 years and was a Senior Management Consultant in corporate financial reconstruction and subsequently board Director of a German manufacturing company. He has worked as a Chair of Audit and Risk Management Committees in the public sector for 22 years and has been a Panel Member of the Education Authority Appeals Tribunal for 19 years. He has experience in Corporate Governance, Finance, Strategic Planning, Human Resources, Marketing and Public Relations. Neil is currently a Governor of South Eastern Regional College and member of the Probation Board Northern Ireland and Chair of its Audit Committee.
  1. This extension was made with the approval of the Permanent Secretary of the Department of Health. 
  1. There are no specific qualifications for appointment. Each person is appointed to act in a personal capacity and not to represent any particular interest or group.
  1. All appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process. However, the Commissioner for Public Appointments for Northern Ireland requires the political activity of appointees to be published. Mr Bodger declared he has not engaged in any political activity in the last five years.
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