Head of Corporate Services

REF :                     IRC213429

SALARY:                £46,141 to £51,816 (under review)
DEPARTMENT:      Armagh Observatory and Planetarium

LOCATION:            College Hill, Armagh, Northern Ireland, BT61 9DB

This is a unique opportunity to work in one of the longest continuously operating astronomical research institutes in the world (a recognised leader in several specialist fields) and one of the world’s most advanced planetaria.   Together, the Armagh Observatory and Planetarium deliver internationally-recognised research in astronomy and related sciences and vibrant educational and outreach programmes for all ages. 

The Board of Governors is seeking to appoint an individual who can bring the right balance of strategic thinking, operational leadership and organisational change management and development skills to the Head of Corporate Services role.  The successful candidate will be expected to support the Director of AOP as he develops and leads a programme of organisational change to deliver greater alignment between the research, educational, outreach and heritage aims of the Observatory and Planetarium and to ensure its long term sustainability and success.  In particular, this role will underpin the Director’s Accounting Officer function and good governance requirements ensuring adherence to all rules and regulations required of public bodies in areas such as finance, employment, health & safety, etc. 

Further appointments may be made from this competition should NICS positions become vacant which have similar duties and responsibilities.

For more detailed information and to apply, please go to www.nicsrecruitment.gov.uk

Alternatively, an application pack can be requested by contacting:
HRConnect, PO Box 1089, The Metro Building, 6-9 Donegall Square South, Belfast, BT1 9EW. Telephone: 0800 1 300 330. Email: recruitment@hrconnect.nigov.net

All requests must include your name, address and reference number IRC213429.

Completed application forms must be returned to arrive not later than 12:00 noon (UK time) on Friday 16th December 2016.

Last Revised: 2016 November 21st