Paul Sweeney has been appointed Chair of National Lottery Community Fund’s Northern Ireland Funding Committee

first_imgPaul Sweeney has been appointed Chair of National Lottery Community Fund’s Northern Ireland Funding Committee In his early career Paul worked in the voluntary and community sector in Northern Ireland. From 1987 to 1994 he was the Director of an independent charitable trust (NIVT), which funded community-based self-help initiatives.He joined the Northern Ireland Civil Service (NICS) in 1994, initially on secondment, as an adviser on community development and reconciliation. Throughout his subsequent career in the NICS he has held a number of senior positions – Deputy Secretary in the Department for Regional Development (1999-2002); Deputy Secretary in the Office of the First and deputy First Minister (2002-2006); Permanent Secretary in the Department for Culture, Arts and Leisure (2006-2010); and Permanent Secretary in the Department of Education (2010-2017).Since retiring from the NICS in 2017 Paul has undertaken a trustee role in a number of non-for-profit organisations involved in regeneration, culture and young people. In his career, Paul has been privileged to witness the determination of individuals, neighbourhoods and local agencies to improve the quality of life in some of the most disadvantaged communities of Northern Ireland.This role is remunerated at £24,000 per annum. The role is not pensionable. Expenses will be paid. This appointment has been made in accordance with the Cabinet Office’s Governance Code on Public Appointments. The process is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. The Government’s Governance Code requires that any significant political activity undertaken by an appointee in the last five years is declared. This is defined as including holding office, public speaking, making a recordable donation or candidature for election. Paul has not declared any activity. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Cabinet, Commissioner, community, culture, director, disadvantaged, donation, education, election, Government, Ireland, Lottery, Minister, quality, regional development, Secretary, UK, UK Governmentlast_img

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