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Competition to appoint Chairperson and Board Members of the Police Rehabilitation and Retraining Trust (PRRT) 

Stormont Executive press release - Department of Justice

Justice Minister David Ford has today launched a competition to appoint a new Chairperson and three Board Members of the PRRT. 

The Board is appointed on a fixed term of four years with the possibility of reappointment for a further period of four years. These appointments are made in line with the Code of Practice issued by the Commissioner for Public Appointments.

The PRRT provides psychological therapies, physiotherapy, coaching and development and training and education programmes to serving and retired PSNI officers and retired members of the Royal Ulster Constabulary GC (RUC GC). 

The Minister said: “The Trust has an important role to play in providing support to retired, retiring and serving police officers. 

“I would encourage anyone who has an interest in policing and who believes they have the necessary skills and experience to apply.”

The deadline for receipt of applications is 12 noon 02 August 2013. Late applications will not be accepted.

Notes to editors:

1. Download Chairperson and Board Member Information Packs and application forms from the DOJ website at http://www.dojni.gov.uk/public-appointments.htm

2. Copies are also available as follows: - 

E-mail: PRRT.appointments@dojni.x.gsi.gov.uk 

By writing to:

Police Rehabilitation and Retraining Trust
Public Appointments 2013 
Department of Justice
Policing Policy & Strategy Division
Room A4.01
Block A
Castle Building
Stormont Estate
BELFAST
BT4 3SG

3. The Police Rehabilitation and Retraining Trust is an Executive Non-Departmental Public Body. It provides psychological therapies, physiotherapy, coaching and development and training and education programmes to support police officers who are planning to retire from service, or who have already retired from the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) or the Royal Ulster Constabulary GC (RUC GC). 

4. The Chairperson and Board Members will have corporate responsibilities for ensuring that the Trust fulfils the aims and objectives set by the DOJ and approved by the Minister, and for promoting the efficient, economic and effective use of staff and other resources by the Trust.

5. The posts will be available from October 2013 for a term of four years with the possibility of re-appointment for a second term. The post of Chairperson attracts remuneration of £10,000 per annum. The post of Board Member attracts remuneration of £5,000 per annum. Reasonable allowances will be paid. It is anticipated that the time commitment for the position of Chairperson will be approximately two days per month and Board members approximately one day per month. There will be a requirement to attend Board meetings and committee meetings throughout the year.

6. Further details of the responsibilities, personal qualities and competences required are contained in the Chairperson Information Pack and Board Member Information Pack, which should be read in conjunction with this advertisement. These Information Packs and Application Forms can be provided in alternative formats and applicants requiring assistance will be facilitated on request.

7. The Department of Justice is committed to the principle of public appointments based on merit; with openness, transparency and independence. The Department is also committed to providing equality of opportunity for all individuals. 

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