Appointment of a Chairperson and Ordinary Members to the AHBRA Appeals Panel

The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill at least 10 vacancies, including a Chairperson post, on the Approved Housing Bodies Regulatory Authority Appeals Panel.


If a candidate wishes to be considered for the role of Chairperson of the Appeals Panel; they must be able to clearly demonstrate an ability to conduct a hearing with due regard to fair procedures, as well as meeting the essential criteria below for ordinary members.

Ordinary Members:


Candidates must demonstrate in their application evidence at an appropriately senior level of:

• Previous experience as a member of a Board, Committee or Appeals Panel;
• Proven track record that demonstrates highly effective communication skills;
• A proven ability to analyse and constructively challenge complex summaries of evidence in the course of preparing for and the holding of an appeal.;

In addition to the above candidates must also demonstrate evidence at an appropriately senior level in at least one of the following:

i. Finance
Knowledge and experience, under two or more of the following areas: -
• accounting and/or audit experience
• audit/risk committee
• treasury management
• risk profiling
• debt management
• investment opportunities

ii. Governance
Evidence of experience in the practices of governance.

iii. Legal
Candidates must be, or have been, a barrister or solicitor of not less than five years standing.

iv. Regulatory
Experience in a regulatory environment or carrying out/overseeing investigations/inspections of organisations.


• Knowledge of the social housing sector; and/or
• Knowledge of the voluntary sector.

For the Finance role It would be desirable if candidates had a relevant professional qualification and/or membership of a professional body.
For the Legal role, experience in charity law would be beneficial.

Closing Date:  15:00 on Friday 3rd December 2021


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