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Closing Date: 30 November 2020

Head of Service (Dedicated Mechanism) - EU Withdrawal


The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission is excited to be able to launch a number of new vacancies as part of a Dedicated Mechanism to oversee the commitment by the UK Government that no diminution of rights, safeguards and equality of opportunity results from its withdrawal from the EU.

Applications are now invited for the following post:

Head of Service

(Dedicated Mechanism) – EU Withdrawal

Salary band - £58,676 - £66,075  per annum

The post holder will lead on the delivery of the functions of the Dedicated Mechanism to ensure there is effective formulation, management and coordination in respect of its; monitoring, policy, advisory, reseach, promotional and legal functions. The role also involves effective management of staff and allocated budgets. The post holder will be required to build and maintain effective relationships with other key actors such as public bodies and Government departments in Northern Ireland, Ireland and the UK.

The successful candidate will have a degree qualification or equivalent, as well as previous experience of leading staff in conducting legal or policy research or advice to Government.  They will also be able to demonstrate significant knowledge of the legal and policy framework relating to the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union.

The post is permanent and full time.

For further details and to request an application form (if not downloadable directly from this website) please contact our HR partners Headstogether Consulting Ltd via email address: or by telephoning 028 90424030.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 12noon on Monday 30th November 2020.


The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission is an equal opportunities employer and considers applications strictly on the basis of merit. Disabled people who meet the essential criteria for the post will be interviewed.  The Commission wishes to particularly encourage applications from men who are currently under represented in the organisation.


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