Organisation: Department for Infrastructure An Roinn Bonneagair
Location: Northern Ireland

NITHC is a Public Corporation which was established by the Transport Act (NI) 1967. Its responsibilities include holding and managing property assets and the oversight, in terms of support, control and supervision, of its private limited subsidiary companies, the principal ones being Ulsterbus, Metro (previously Citybus) and Northern Ireland Railways, trading jointly as Translink.

The organisation continues to progress a business-improvement strategy to ensure the ongoing efficiency of its operation. This strategy has four key objectives:

  • Operational excellence;
  • Customer satisfaction;
  • Value for money; and
  • Passenger growth.

Do you think you can lead a Board and play a key role as Chair of NITHC?

How to Apply

No specific academic qualifications are required for the post. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate their ability in a number of competencies. Information about NITHC, the role of Chair, the selection process and competition criteria are included in the Candidate Information Booklet. All candidates will be expected to have high standards of probity and integrity.

The competition documents can be obtained via the following methods:

Websites: or


Telephone: 028 9054 0994 - Text relay service on 18001 028 9054 0994-

In writing to: Public Appointments Unit, Department for Infrastructure, Room 542, Clarence Court, 10-18 Adelaide Street, Belfast BT2 8GB.

Time Commitment and Remuneration

The appointment will be effective as soon as practical after the Minister for Infrastructure has made her selection of appointee and will run for a period of four years. The current remuneration is £36,061 per annum (under review) based on anticipated attendance of four business days per month. The Chair will be expected to attend all board meetings and other ad hoc meetings as required. This may involve a commitment both inside and outside normal working hours, including representing NITHC at occasional evening engagements.

Applications from women, younger people, people with a disability and ethnic minority communities would be particularly welcome.

Closing Date

The deadline for the receipt of applications is Noon Friday 18 September 2020. CVs and late applications will not be accepted. Applications can be made available in alternative formats, e.g. large print or Braille, on request.

Equality of Opportunity

The Department is committed to the principles of public appointments based on merit with independent assessment, openness and transparency of process. The Department is also committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified applicants irrespective of religious belief, disability, ethnic origin, political opinion, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation or whether or not they have dependants.