Independent Member - Finance Committee

This is a voluntary appointment on a temporary basis

Closing Date: Friday, 27 July, 2018 - 16:30

The Northern Ireland Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA), which was established on 1 April 1994, is a non-departmental public body reporting to the Department of Education (DE). CCEA’s duties are detailed in the Education (NI) Order 1998 (Articles 73 to 80).

The Council’s mission is to enable the full potential of all learners to be achieved and recognised by providing high quality curriculum resources, assessment and qualifications portfolio.

The Finance Committee, is a Statutory Sub-Committee of Council, which supports CCEA in its responsibilities for issues of finance and business.  The main aspects of its remit include the review of:

  • CCEAs Corporate and Operational plans including performance management and quality standards arrangements;
  • The Financial Position of the CCEA including managing the allocated budget against forecasts;
  • Corporate polices and business cases in accordance with financial limits;
  • The Committee will advise on the strategic processes for financial management within the compliance framework, assurances relating to financial governance and consider findings of any relevant internal/ external reviews which have significant implications for the Council.

CCEA is looking to appoint a voluntary independent member to its Finance Committee on a temporary basis.  The purpose of this role is to provide assistance to Finance Committee members, in their scrutiny and challenge function on all aspects of financial planning matters relating to the committee.  The successful candidate will have a unique opportunity to work with Council members who are working to shape the future of learners in Northern Ireland, continue your professional development and experience of governance arrangements in a high profile public sector body in Northern Ireland.

You will be a qualified accountant with at least 5 years post qualification experience. You will have experience of managing finances at board level within a large public sector body (turnover >£10m) and ideally with an Arm’s Length Body. You will commit to attending at least four meetings per annum which last approximately four hours.

If you would like a unique opportunity to assist CCEA in the important work it undertakes then please complete the attached Expression of Interest. The Terms of Reference are attached for your information. Further information can be requested by emailing

Interested individuals should return Expressions of Interest for this position by 4.30pm on Friday 27 July 2018 to

CCEA is committed to the promotion of equality in all aspects of employment. 

View relevant documents

Expression of Interest form
1.39 MB - uploaded 10-07-2018 Terms of Reference
80.21 KB - uploaded 10-07-2018

Note: Completed Expression of Interest forms should be emailed to