Policing Board seeks Human Rights Advisor

The Northern Ireland Policing Board is seeking to appoint a Human Rights Advisor to help take forward its statutory duty to monitor the performance of the PSNI in line with human rights legislation.

Speaking about the position Board Vice Chair Debbie Watters said: “The Board’s job is to deliver effective independent oversight of policing and to make sure that the PSNI delivers a professional service to and for the community.

Having a rights based approach to policing is an important element in building and maintaining public confidence in the PSNI.  It protects the rights of the public and police officers alike and provides a decision-making framework for officers to work within.  It is also important that we have oversight in place to monitor and measure how well the human rights ethos is embedded across the service.

This is a highly challenging role and we are looking for someone with the skills and experience to assist the Board in meeting its legislative duties in this important area.”


For further information please contact the Board’s Communications Office on 07801 738795

 Notes to editors

  1. The Northern Ireland Policing Board has a statutory duty to monitor the performance of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) in complying with the Human Rights Act 1998 under Section 3(3)(b)(ii) of the Police (NI) Act 2000.
  2. Full details on the positon how to apply can be found at www.nipolicinboard.org.uk/recruitment.
  3. The successful candidate will be paid a maximum of £720 per day up to a maximum of 100 days per year.
  4. Watch our short film on the importance of human rights oversight on our YouTube channel  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UBd3oQ-bW8&feature=youtu.be 

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