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Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland.

This appointment is closed and is displayed for reference only. 


Remuneration:£134,841 per annum 

Location:Northern Ireland 

Closing date:12 December 2018 at midday 

The Northern Ireland Executive Office invites applications for the position of Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland.

The Police Ombudsman is responsible for the provision of an independent and impartial police complaints service in Northern Ireland and for providing strategic leadership to the Office both in terms of its corporate management and in relation to its core investigative work.

This is a challenging full-time position with a significant responsibility and public profile. The successful candidate must have the ability to lead the work of the Office to deliver a police complaints system in which the public and police officers can have confidence.

The appointment will be for a single non-renewable term of seven years or until the person appointed reaches age 70, whichever is the earlier. Remuneration for the position is currently £134,841 per annum (under review).

Applications, using the official application form, can be submitted by post or by email as follows:

Post: The Police Ombudsman Appointment Team, The Executive Office, Room A5.11, Castle Buildings, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3SR

Email: poapps@executiveoffice-ni.gov.uk  

All applications must be received by 12.00 noon GMT on Wednesday 12 December 2018. Late applications will not be accepted.

Information about the appointment and the application form can be downloaded from the link below or may be obtained from the Police Ombudsman Appointment Team at the postal address above or by telephoning: (028) 90378693.


The Northern Ireland Executive Office is committed to the principles of public appointments based on merit with independent assessment, openness and transparency of process. The Executive Office is committed to providing equality of opportunity and welcomes applications regardless of gender, age, marital status, disability, religion, ethnic origin, political opinion, sexual orientation or whether or not you have dependants.

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