Health and safety body’s chief role ‘an exciting leadership opportunity’
THE search has begun for a new chief executive of the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI).
The post, which will be based at Ladas Drive in Belfast, commands a salary of between £69,651 and £79,849.
The Northern Ireland Civil Service (NICS) is advertising the grade five public sector position, with a closing date of October 26 for applications. Its present chief executive is Keith Morrison.
The NICS said: “The post of chief executive of HSENI is an exciting leadership opportunity to head up a highly-professional non-departmental public body which makes a real difference to the lives of the working population, their families and dependents.”
It describes the HSENI as “the lead body responsible for the pro- motion and enforcement of health and safety at work standards in Northern Ireland”.
The NICS added: “It aims to inform, stimulate, guide and where necessary compel those with statutory duties and others concerned with health and safety at work, in actions leading to higher standards.”
Entrants may be appointed to other NICS roles with similar duties and responsibilities. The NICS is also aiming to fill a range of other jobs at lower levels. A social media editor is sought for the Department of Justice, on a salary of up to £40,700 — though the salary is under review.
It also wants to fill an architectural post at the Northern Ireland Prison Service, adding that applications from women would be welcome as they are otherwise under-represented in the field.
Women are also being encouraged to apply for other roles within the Department of Justice. There are posts to be filled in residential night support jobs at Woodlands Juvenile Justice Centre in Bangor.
There is a further Civil Service vacancy which women are being encouraged to apply for, this time at the Department for Communities.
The role of health assessment adviser has a salary of up to £52,857, though the salary is under review.
Meanwhile, Ulster University also has a number of vacancies. In Belfast, its department of hospitality and tourism management is on the lookout for a lecturer in food and beverage management, which has a salary band of £35,000 to £50,000.
Within the business school, the agri-food business development centre has said it wants to further its ambition to become the leading centre for agri-food entrepreneurial education, research and impact in the UK.
It’s seeking a professor/reader in health economics, as well as a professor/reader in food business development, a reader in agri-food innovation and entrepreneurial leadership and a reader in business analytics.
According to the university, the agri-food business development centre “develops research and business competencies that help stakeholders improve innovation and competitiveness along the agri-food supply chain”.