Department of Finance (DoF),Construction and Procurement Delivery (CPD)

REF: IRC233580
SALARY: £26,962 (under review)
DEPARTMENT: Department of Finance (DoF), Construction and Procurement Delivery (CPD)
LOCATION: Clare House, Airport Road West, Belfast

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

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.

All requests must include your name, address and reference number IRC233580.
Completed application forms must be returned to arrive not later than 12:00 noon (UK time) on Friday 7th December 2018.

As women are currently known to be under represented in this occupation across Northern Ireland and as Roman Catholics are currently known to be under represented in this grade in the NICS, applications from women and the Roman Catholic section of the community would be particularly welcome.

The Northern Ireland Civil Service is an Equal Opportunities Employer


About Construction and Procurement Delivery (CPD)
Construction and Procurement Delivery (CPD) key role is to develop and establish the policy framework and best practice public procurement for the Northern Ireland Civil Service (NICS) and the wider public sector.

CPD is made up of five Divisions:
• Policy and Performance Division
• Supplies and Services Division
• Construction Division
• Health Projects
• Property Services Division

Construction Division provides a comprehensive construction procurement service on capital and grant funded projects incorporating the RIBA Plan of Work stages 0 to 6. The Division comprises approximately 150 professional and technical staff from various construction disciplines to deliver construction projects in line with the government’s commitments to NI Public Procurement Policy. Architects are employed in the Construction Division and the Architectural Assistants (Part 3) would form part of this team.

Job Description
There are currently two permanent, full time vacancies. The successful candidates will be involved in assisting project architects and senior technicians across a wide range of activities in support of CPD main Business Areas. This can typically take the form of new buildings, extensions, conservation and refurbishment projects. This will entail involvement in the services as described in the RIBA Plan of Work stages 0 to 6, i.e. from inception to completion.

Training and Progression
Retention and advancement within the CPD will be conditional on the attainment of the RIBA Examination in Professional Practice and Management (Part 3). On attainment of the RIBA (Part 3) the successful candidates will progress to the professional grade of HPTO Architect by means of straight through grading subject to completion of satisfactory performance at Architectural Assistant (Part 3).