Thu, 18 Jul 2019

Competition to find new NI Search and Rescue group chief

Conor Trindle
15 Jun 2019, 10:03 GMT+10

BELFAST, Northern Ireland - The Department of Justice in Northern Ireland has launched a competition to appoint a replacement independent chair to the NISAR Practitioners Group. 

The group is led  by an independent chair who is also responsible for representing it at meetings of the NISAR Policy Group, which comprises those with a strategic interest in Search and Rescue and is chaired by the Department of Justice. 

The NISAR Practitioners Group has responsibility for advising the NISAR Policy Group on all operational search and rescue issues.

"Search and rescue services save many lives across Northern Ireland each year. The groups are made up of volunteers who selflessly give their time to help others," Peter May, Permanent Secretary, Department of Justice said.

"The Practitioners Group is an important part of this framework, representing the wide range of organisations involved in search and rescue provision. I encourage anyone who feels that they have the required skills to consider applying for this appointment."

The position carries no remuneration and is for a fixed term of three years with the option of reappointment for a further three years. The Department of Justice says it will pay reasonable travel and subsistence expenses.

The closing date for applications is noon on Thursday 4 July 2019.  Interviews will be held in mid-August.  The appointment is expected to be made in September 2019.

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