To:  NIPSA Members & HQ Staff

A range of temporary vacancies have arisen in NIPSA Headquarters due to retirements and temporary acting up arrangements. To supplement existing resources on a temporary basis, until the outcome of a staffing review, it has been agreed to seek to appoint temporary Higher Executive Officers to ensure a service can continue to be provided to members across a range of areas. The likelihood is that the vacancies will be filled in the NICS, Local Government, Education and Health areas and the post-holder may work from either the Belfast or the Regional Office. Given these are temporary posts which will not be extended beyond June 2023, NIPSA will seek to negotiate a secondment arrangement for a successful candidate arising out of this exercise, however this will be for negotiation with an employer post the recruitment exercise.

Anyone interested in applying for a temporary Higher Executive Officer post should have their attention drawn to the fact that the closing date for receipt of application forms is 5 pm on Friday 5 November 2021. An application form together with a complete application pack can be obtained from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at NIPSA Headquarters.

Applicants should note the interviews are scheduled to take place on 2 and 3 December 2021.

The job description, personnel specification and terms & conditions for the Temporary Higher Executive Officer can be found below.

This is a temporary competition which will not confer any rights on a successful candidate for any future permanent Higher Executive Officer posts arising in the future.

Anyone interested in applying must contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at NIPSA Headquarters to obtain the complete information pack for the post. Applicants can receive the information pack by either email or hard copy.

Completed applications must be received no later than 5 pm on Friday 5 November 2021.

Please note, this competition is open to NIPSA Members and HQ Staff Only

Carmel Gates
General Secretary