Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS 1/23) Non-executive members (2 x district councillors)

Date published: 30 November 2023

Public Appointment Competition for 2 Non-Executive (District Councillor) Members of Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS 1/23)


The Department of Health is seeking to appoint 2xNon-Executive (District Councillor) Members to the Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS 1/23)

This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in Northern Ireland. For this competition, applications from women are especially welcome as they are currently under-represented on the NIFRS Board.

About the NIFRS:

“NIFRS protects and serves the entire population of Northern Ireland, an area of over 5,500 square miles providing them with a range of fire and rescue services. Under the 2006 Order, the Fire Safety Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010, and the Fire and Rescue Services (Emergencies) Order (Northern Ireland) 2011, NIFRS responds to fires, road traffic collisions and other emergencies including chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear incidents, search and rescue incidents, serious flooding and serious transport incidents. A range of community engagement initiatives are provided to help reduce risk and keep people safe from the dangers of fire and other types of incidents that we respond to. The organisation has a dedicated Regional Control Centre where all the Fire 999 calls for Northern Ireland are answered and Fire Crews mobilised to respond. NIFRS has 68 Fire Stations across Northern Ireland utilising a variety of crewing models using Whole-time, On-Call and Volunteer Firefighters.”

Applicants for these positions must on their application form, and if invited for interview, meet the following essential criteria: Strategic Thinking, Corporate Governance, Analytical Ability.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 12:00 noon GMT Wednesday 20 December 2023.  Late applications will not be accepted.

For further information


Telephone:  028 9052 2528 or 028 90 765793 (Monday – Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm)

Write to:  DoH Public Appointments, Room 16, Annexe 1, Castle Buildings, Stormont Estate, Belfast BT4 3SQ.

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