Public Appointment Competition for 8 Authority Members to the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA 1/22)

Date published: 07 September 2022

The Department of Health is seeking to appoint 8 Authority Members to the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA).


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

About RQIA:

“The Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority is established as a body corporate under Article 3 of, and Schedule 1 to, the Health and Personal Social Services (Quality, Improvement and Regulation) (Northern Ireland) Order 2003 (the 2003 Order).  It is an arm’s length body of the Department of Health; and under the Department’s Framework Document (made in 2011) RQIA has an overall responsibility to provide independent assurance to the Department on the quality and availability of health and social care in Northern Ireland, and to drive improvement in these services.  RQIA works to ensure that everyone in Northern Ireland experiences a better quality of health and social care as a result of RQIA’s regulatory actions, inspections, reviews and audits.  RQIA strives to ensure care is safe, effective, compassionate and well-led, listening carefully to patients and service users, and working in partnership with providers of services so that they can deliver improved care.  The Authority has some 124 full-time and part-time staff in place and is responsible for management of an annual expenditure of approximately £10.2m.”

Applicants for these positions must on their application form, and if invited for interview, meet the following essential criteria: Relevant Knowledge and Experience, Change Management, Corporate Governance, and Collaborative Working.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 12:00 noon BST Tuesday 27 September 2022.  Late applications will not be accepted.

For further information:
Telephone:  02890 765793 or 02890 522951 (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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