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The Chief Executive is formally designated by the Department of Education (DE) as Accounting Officer for the Board.

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Mr G Boyd

Interim Chief Executive

The Chief Executive is also accountable for the general propriety and correctness of the Board's administration, which is subject to challenge by individuals through the Commissioner for Complaints or Industrial Tribunals where cases of religious, political or sex discrimination may be supported by the Fair Employment or Equal Opportunities Commissions.

Cases under Industrial Relations legislation may also be heard by Industrial Tribunals. The Board is the employer of 8,313 non-teaching staff and of 2,147 teachers; during the year it processed 7,300 applications for 600 posts; in this context the number of formal complaints made and upheld is not unreasonable.

Other complaints are received but these are dealt with on a daily basis without the need to resort to formal processes.

The essence of an Accounting Officer's role is his responsibility for:

  • the propriety and regularity of the public finances for which he is accountable
  • the keeping of proper accounts
  • prudent and economical administration
  • the avoidance of waste and extravagance
  • the efficient and effective use of all the resources in his charge.
The Chief Executive is directly responsible for Internal Audit.

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The Southern Education and Library Board (the ‘Board’) was established as part of Local Government reorganisation in 1973 and is the largest of the five area Boards. The Board's principal functions are the provision of education and youth services to the District Council areas of Armagh, Banbridge, Cookstown, Craigavon, Dungannon & South Tyrone and Newry & Mourne. It spans 1,450 square miles with a total population of approximately 390,300 including 75,767 pupils.


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