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Belfast Healthy Cities

Our vision is to be a leader in creating
a healthy, equitable and sustainable city

Healthy Cities 21st Century

Board of Directors Recruitment

Applications are open to become a Belfast Healthy Cities Board Member

Belfast Healthy Cities is part of the World Health Organization (WHO) European Healthy Cities Network, and our aim is to make Belfast a more healthy, equitable and sustainable city. We promote innovation, collaborative action and policies for better health and wellbeing for everyone.

A healthier Belfast means a better Belfast for all, and we work with central government and local councils, elected representatives and community leaders, local stakeholders and organisations from across the city and beyond. We also share learning and best practice with other Healthy Cities around the world as we seek to achieve our goals.

Belfast Healthy Cities, using a partnership approach, works with stakeholders from government departments, universities, the private public, voluntary and community sectors to deliver the WHO core themes within the local and regional context. 

The city of Belfast was successfully designated to Phase VII (2020 - 2025) of the European Healthy Cities Network and has been a leading member of the WHO Network since its inception in 1988. The Belfast office held the WHO Secretariat for the Network from 2008 – 2018. 

A recent independent review report stated that Belfast Healthy Cities provided good value for money and that the ‘overall picture was unarguably positive (and) many areas are singled out as exceptional, including working with communities, hosting events, networking and partnering.

Belfast Healthy Cities is now seeking to recruit two new members to join our board and we wish to reflect the diversity of community we serve. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds who have a particular interest in a least one of the following Phase VII themes: People; Place; Participation; Prosperity; Peace; and Planet.

Directors are responsible for the overall governance of the organisation. They must ensure that they operate in a manner which enables the organisation to fulfill the objectives set out in the Memorandum and Articles of Association; ensure due attention is paid to charitable and company law; consider the strategies and aspirations of Company members and stakeholders and; uphold the reputation of Belfast Healthy Cities.

The Board meets bi monthly and successful applicants may also be expected to contribute at a Sub-Committee level.  All positions are voluntary and are, therefore, unpaid but out of pocket expenses can be available.

Belfast Healthy Cities is a Limited Company and registered charity.

For further information, please contact Joan Devlin: joan@belfasthealthycities.com on 07711 713331 or 028 9032 8811

Phase VII Strategic Plan

Application Form