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The Education and Libraries (Northern Ireland) Order 2003

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30.  For Article 83 of the 1986 Order (officers of boards) there shall be substituted—

Officers of boards

83.(1) A board shall appoint a fit person to be—

(a)the chief executive of the board who shall also be the chief education officer of the board and act as secretary to the board; and

(b)the chief librarian of the board who shall also act as secretary to the library committee of the board.

(2) In connection with making an appointment to any post under paragraph (1), a board shall consult the Staff Commission as to—

(a)the qualifications and previous experience to be required of candidates for appointment;

(b)the arrangements for advertising the post; and

(c)the terms and conditions on which the appointment is to be made.

(3) A board shall not appoint—

(a)a person as chief executive unless the Department approves the appointment;

(b)a person as chief librarian unless the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure approves the appointment.

(4) In order to obtain such approval, the board shall send to the department concerned the names, qualifications and previous experience of those applicants considered by the board to be suitable for appointment, indicating the name of the person whom the board proposes to appoint.

(5) Where a board makes an appointment under paragraph (1) it shall notify each of the funding departments of—

(a)the name of the person appointed; and

(b)the date on which the appointment is to take effect.

(6) The Department may direct that the terms and conditions relating to remuneration of —

(a)chief executives and chief librarians of boards; and

(b)other officers of boards of such class or description as may be specified in the direction,

shall not be fixed or altered without the approval of the Department.

(7) Before granting its approval under paragraph (6), the Department shall consult the Staff Commission.

(8) Two or more boards may arrange for the appointment of the same person to be an officer of both or all those boards; but the boards concerned shall notify each of the funding departments of any such arrangement..

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