Sun, 25 Sep 2022

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced the reappointment of the Non-Executive Chair and five Non-Executive Members to the Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC).

Mr Paul Martin has been reappointed as the Non-Executive Chair; Mrs Sarah Browne and Mrs Roslyn Dougherty have been reappointed as Non-Executive Stakeholders Members; Dr David Hayes and Miss Jaqueline McGarvey have been reappointed as a Non-Executive Registrant Members with effect from 1 April 2022 to a date not later than 31 March 2026. Mr Gerard Guckian has been reappointed as a Non-Executive Lay Member with effect from 1 May 2022 to a date not later than 30 April 2026.

These appointments were made in accordance with the Code of Practice issued by the Commissioner for Public Appointments for Northern Ireland.

The Non-Executive Chair position attracts a remuneration of Pound 18,701 per annum and carries a time commitment of 2 days per week. The Non-Executive Member positions attracts a remuneration of Pound 6,842 per annum with a time commitment of 2 days per month. 

The Northern Ireland Social Care Council was founded as the regulatory body for the social care workforce in Northern Ireland and was established in October 2001 under the Health and Personal Social Services Act (NI) 2001. As a non-departmental public body (NDPB); it is accountable to the Northern Ireland Assembly and sponsored by the Department of Health (NI) (Office of Social Services). The Social Care Council is helping to raise standards in the social care workforce by registering social care workers; setting standards for their conduct and practice and supporting their professional development. The Council comprises a Non-Executive Chair and 12 Non-Executive Members.

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