(NIAS 1/16) - Northern Ireland Ambulance Service Chair & 1 Non-Executive Director

Date published: 21 March 2017

The Department of Health is recruiting a Non-Executive Chair and a Non-Executive Director to the NI Ambulance Service (NIAS).


This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community.

We value and promote diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity for all and appointments made on merit. We believe that the best Boards are those that reflect the communities they serve.

We particularly welcome applications from women, people under 30 years of age people with disabilities and people from the local ethnic minority communities as these are under-represented in Chair and Non-Executive roles. Please visit the Department’s website for more information about Public Appointments.

Applications are welcomed from all backgrounds regardless of religious belief, gender, disability, ethnic origin, political opinion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or whether or not you have dependents.

NIAS has a set of core values which provide common ground, allowing us them to work together to achieve shared aspirations. In adopting and endorsing these values, NIAS commits to ‘living’ those values every day in engagement with patients, the public and colleagues providing healthcare services. They are:

  • Respect and Dignity
  • Commitment to Quality of Care
  • Compassion:  Improving Lives
  • Working Together for Patients
  • Everyone Counts

Essential Criteria for all applicants

The Non-Executive Chair and Non-Executive Director require no specific qualifications, however all applicants must meet the following four essential criteria:

  • Strategic Thinking
  • Corporate Governance
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Self Awareness & Personal Contribution

Applicants for the Non-Executive Chair post must meet the following additional criterion: Leadership.

Applicants can apply for one or more category of membership.


Non- Executive Chair       £22,997 per annum – Time Commitment 2.5/3 days per week

Non-Executive Director    £5,962 per annum – Time Commitment 3 days per month

Further information 

E-mail: public.appointments@health-ni.gov.uk

Telephone:      028 9076 5606

Fax:                 028 9052 8403

Write to:           DoH Public Appointments, Room D1, Castle Buildings, Stormont Estate, Belfast BT4 3SQ.

Closing Date

The deadline for receipt of applications is 12:00 noon on Thursday 20 April 2017.  Late applications will not be accepted.

Information Packs and application forms can be provided in alternative formats and applicants who require assistance will be facilitated on request.  Applicants invited for interview will be eligible for reimbursement of reasonable travelling expenses.

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