You’re in good company!
Here are just some of the organisations whose communications professionals have already signed up.
Commission for Victims and Survivors
We at the Commission for Victims and Survivors for Northern Ireland believe passionately in our work and the rights of all victims and survivors to be heard, to be respected and to have access to services that are the best they can be.
The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland
The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland is the independent regulator of charities in Northern Ireland, responsible for ensuring Northern Ireland has a dynamic and well governed charities sector in which the public can have confidence.
Community Relations Council
The Community Relations Council was established in 1990. The organisation works to identify and develop effective approaches to peace-building and reconciliation in partnership with local people and organisations, and with central and local government.
Controlled Schools’ Support Council
The CSSC works on behalf of schools and the wider controlled education sector to enhance the quality of education provision. It focuses on advocacy – on behalf of individual schools and the wider controlled sector; ethos – to develop and maintain the ethos of the controlled sector; governance – to support the Education Authority regarding the appointment and training of governors; raising standards – to assist schools to further raise levels of achievement; and schools’ estate –to look at development plans for changes to school provision
Department of Finance
The Department of Finance (DoF) aims to help the Northern Ireland Executive secure the most appropriate and effective use of resources and services for the benefit of the community.
Institute of Public Health in Ireland
The Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) is committed to improving the health of communities across the island of Ireland through public health approaches.
Invest Northern Ireland (Invest NI) is Northern Ireland’s regional economic development agency. It supports business growth and inward investment, promotes innovation, research and development and in-company training, encourages exports and supports local economic development and company start up.
Tourism NI’s mission is to build the value of tourism to the local economy. Its vision is to confidently and passionately champion the development and promotion of the Northern Ireland experience.
Northern Ireland Social Care Council
The NISCC helps 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.
Connecting people with information, ideas and experiences to foster lifelong learning, inspire curiosity, provide enjoyment and strengthen communities.
Northern Ireland Big Lottery Fund
Big Lottery Fund is the largest community funder in the UK. Each year it distributes millions of pounds of the National Lottery’s good causes money to community groups and charitable projects around the country.
Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA)
DVA is responsible for licensing and testing vehicles and drivers in Northern Ireland. Their aim is to deliver improved road safety and better regulation of the transport sector. Responsibilities include driver licensing, vehicle and driver testing, responsibility for those who drive for a living and roadside enforcement.
NIFHA is the representative body for housing associations in Northern Ireland. Its 20 members manage around 49,000 homes including family accommodation, sheltered and supported housing and shared ownership homes.
Department for Communities
The department has strategic responsibility for equality, anti-poverty, sports, arts and culture, languages, finding employment, historic environment, housing, regeneration, benefits and pensions, community and voluntary sector development, social legislation and child support.
The Probation Board is an independent organisation delivering public services to offenders and victims of crime in pursuit of the common good.
Queen's University Belfast
Founded in 1845 as Queen’s College Belfast, QUB became an independent university in 1908. Today, Queen’s is a member of the Russell Group, combining excellence in research and education with a student-centred ethos.
The aim of the Ulster-Scots Agency is to promote the study, conservation, development and use of Ulster-Scots as a living language, to encourage the full range of its attendant culture; and to promote an understanding of the history of the Ulster Scots.
Northern Ireland Office
The Northern Ireland Office supports the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland in promoting the best interests of Northern Ireland within a stronger United Kingdom. It ensures Northern Ireland interests are fully and effectively represented at Westminster and the heart of Government, and the Government’s responsibilities are fully and effectively represented in Northern Ireland.
Consumer Council for Northern Ireland
The principal statutory duty of the Consumer Council is to promote and safeguard the interests of consumers in Northern Ireland.
MATRIX, the Northern Ireland Science Industry Panel, is a business led expert panel, formed primarily to advise government, industry and academia on the commercial exploitation of R&D and science and technology in Northern Ireland. MATRIX produces regular, in depth reports which outline the work, findings and recommendations of specialist panels. These reports are an invaluable resource for anyone interested in how new technologies and market opportunities can be developed within the Northern Ireland economy and beyond.
Belfast Health and Social Care Trust
The Belfast Health and Social Care Trust is the largest integrated health and social care Trust in the United Kingdom.
Arts Council of Northern Ireland
The Funding and Development Agency for The Arts in Northern Ireland.
NIPSO - Office of the Northern Ireland Ombudsman
The purpose of this office is to ensure that the people of Northern Ireland are served by a fair and efficient public administration that is committed to accountability, openness and quality of service.
Department of Justice
DOJ’s objectives are centred around Problem-Solving Justice, which gives scope to drive strategies based on addressing the underlying causes of offending behaviour. Early intervention can help the individual and benefit wider society.
The Housing Executive
The Northern Ireland Housing Executive was established in 1971 as Northern Ireland’s strategic housing authority. It offers a range of services to people living in socially rented, privately rented and owner occupied accommodation as well as supporting and working with a number of other public bodies.
The Health and Social Care Board
The Health and Social Care Board (HSCB) is a statutory organisation which arranges or commissions health and social care services for the population of Northern Ireland. The HSCB accountable to the Health Minister, turning their vision for health and social care into a range of services that deliver high quality and safe outcomes for patient and service users, are good value for the taxpayer, and comply with statutory duties.
General Teaching Council For Northern Ireland
The Council is a non Departmental Public Body (NDPB). Its sponsor Department is the Department of Education.
Police Service of Northern Ireland
Policing with the Community is about understanding and responding to the human impact of policing. It is about creating real participation between the police and the community – a partnership in which policing reflects and responds to the community’s needs and in which the community plays an active part in delivering a solution.
Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland
The Commissioner for Older People for NI is Eddie Lynch. Safeguarding and promoting the interests of older people.
Northern Ireland Water
Northern Ireland Water is a Government Owned Company (GoCo), set up in April 2007 to provide the water and sewerage services in Northern Ireland.