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Public appointment vacancies

Public appointment vacancies will usually be advertised in local and regional papers, as well as the department’s website and here on nidirect. Most appointments are regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments in Northern Ireland (CPA NI).

Current vacancies

A list of current vacancies can be found below.

Appointment of members to the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools (CCMS) and its Diocesan Education Committees

The Department of Education is seeking to appoint eight members to the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools (CCMS) and 16 members across the five Diocesan Education Committees.

The role of CCMS is to promote effective management in the Catholic maintained sector through the provision of advice and information.

  • remuneration: Attendance Allowance or Financial Loss Allowance plus travel and subsistence allowances
  • period of appointment: four years commencing as soon as possible
  • time commitment: one to one and a half days per month
  • regulated by CPA NI: yes

You can find out more, including how to apply, on the DE website at the link below.

Closing date for applications - 5.00 pm 18 June 2015

Appointment of members to the Probation Board for Northern Ireland (PBNI)

The Department of Justice is seeking to appoint six Board Members to the Probation Board for Northern Ireland (PBNI).

PBNI plays a key role in Northern Ireland’s criminal justice system. It seeks to make the community safer through its work in challenging and changing offender behaviour.

  • remuneration: £5,050 per annum plus travel and other expenses
  • period of appointment: three years commencing 1 December 2015
  • time commitment: 25 days per year
  • regulated by CPA NI: yes

You can find out more, including how to apply, on the DOJ website at the link below.

Closing date for applications - 12 noon 22 June 2015

Appointment of school governors

The Department of Education invites applications for school governor positions.

The role of the Board of Governors is to manage the school with a view to providing the best possible education and educational opportunities for all of the pupils.

  • remuneration: none
  • period of appointment: up to four years
  • time commitment: varies depending on school requirements
  • regulated by CPA NI: no

You can find out more, including how to apply, at the link below.

Closing date for applications - applications are welcome at any time

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