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Job Vacancy: Chief Executive, Equality Commission NI

Job Vacancy: Chief Executive, Equality Commission NI
Equality Commission now advertising for new Chief Executive

Do you have the skills and leadership qualities needed to be the next Chief Executive of the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland?

The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland is looking for an exceptional leader to be its new Chief Executive. This person will work alongside the Board of Commissioners as we help to create a more equal Northern Ireland, ultimately making a difference and improving the lives of everyone living here.

Geraldine McGaheyAs Northern Ireland’s equality body, established by the Northern Ireland Act 1998, we have a central role in the architecture of the protections against unlawful discrimination and the promotion of equality of opportunity. 

The Commission is an independent, expert and trusted public body. It has an important remit with a range of powers and duties.

As Chief Executive and Accounting Officer, you will be responsible for the success of the Commission, its management, and its day-to-day operations. You will be leading an organisation with an exceptional record, where good governance underpins all we do. An organisation that is highly regarded for its expertise, where staff are committed, motivated and experts in their respective fields. 

The new Chief Executive must share our passion and drive for promoting equality of opportunity for everyone in Northern Ireland and for building good relations across our society.

As Chief Executive, you will be a dynamic and impactful leader with a focus on outcomes and a proven record of working collaboratively, building strong and mutually beneficial relationships with all stakeholders. 

If you care deeply about an equal Northern Ireland, we would welcome your application. 

Further information is available online at

Good luck! 
Geraldine McGahey OBE 
Chief Commissioner

Closing date is 12 noon on Friday 30 September 2022.

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