The Department of Justice is seeking to appoint at least one Psychiatry Commissioner to the Parole Commissioners for Northern Ireland.
Your experience could work to safeguard the public in ways you may have never considered. The Parole Commissioners for Northern Ireland are an independent body, critical to the process of deciding whether offenders eligible for parole are safe to release back into the community. Public protection is always paramount and painstaking risk assessment is the key to making a robust decision.
As an unconditional Registered Psychiatrist, with at least 5 years’ experience, you have the insight and knowledge to help the Parole Commissioners make the necessary informed judgement. Every case is different and steeped in complexity. Time commitment will vary dependent on the number of cases undertaken. Commissioners receive a set payment for each completed case.
All applicants must meet the following essential criteria: Team working; Analytical Thinking; Judgement and Decision Making; Expertise; Planning and Organisation; and Communication.
Further information an application pack can be downloaded direct from:
By emailing: PCNIAppointments@justice-ni.gov.uk
By telephoning: 028 9052 0114 or 028 9052 3173
Or by writing to: PCNI Competition 2022, Department of Justice, Policing Policy & Strategy Division, Room A4.21, Block A, Castle Buildings, Stormont Estate, Belfast, BT4 3SG.
THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS IS 12 NOON UK LOCAL TIME ON FRIDAY, 24 MARCH 2023. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
It is anticipated that interviews will be held week commencing 24 April 2023.
Candidate information packs and application forms can be provided in alternative formats and applicants requiring assistance will be facilitated on request.
We particularly welcome applications from people under the age of 40, minority ethnic and people with a disability, who are currently under-represented on the Parole Commissioners for Northern Ireland. In keeping with the Departmental Policy on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, we would also welcome applications from those not currently serving on public bodies.
All applications for appointment are considered strictly on merit.
Equality of Opportunity
The Department of Justice is committed to the principles of public appointments based on merit with independent assessment, openness and transparency of process. The Department is committed to providing equality of opportunity for all applicants. Applications are welcomed regardless of age, gender, disability, marital status, religion, ethnic origin, political opinion, sexual orientation or whether or not you have dependants. In keeping with the NICS Policy on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, we would also welcome applications from those not currently serving on public bodies.