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).

Appointment of Lay Members to the Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission 

The Lord Chancellor is seeking to appoint lay members to the Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission (NIJAC). The NIJAC selects and appoints and recommends for appointment, applicants for all listed judicial office up to and including High Court Judge.

The closing date for applications is Friday 7 June at 12.00 pm.

More information is available at the link below.

Appointment of Chief Commissioner to Charity Commission for Northern Ireland 

The Department for Communities is seeking to appoint a new Chief Commissioner to the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland (CCNI).

CCNI is the independent regulator of charities in Northern Ireland and plays a crucial role in their development.

The closing date for applications is Friday 24 May at 12.00 pm.

More information is available at the link below.

Appointment of non-executive members to Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service Board

The Department of Health is recruiting the following to the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service Board (NIFRS):

  • 3 Non-Executive Lay Members
  • 1 Non-Executive District Councillor Member
  • 1 Non-Executive Trade Union Member

The closing date for applications is Friday 7 June at 12.00 pm.

More information is available at the link below.

Appointment of Justice Commissioners to the Parole Commissioners for Northern Ireland

The Department of Justice is seeking to appoint six Justice Commissioners to the Parole Commissioners for Northern Ireland.

The Parole Commissioners for Northern Ireland are an independent body, critical to the process of deciding whether offenders eligible for parole are safe to release back into the community.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 23 May at 12.00 pm.

More information is available at the link below.

Appointment of school governors

The Department of Education (DE) invites applications for school governor positions.

The role of the Board of Governors is to manage the school  in order to provide the best possible education and educational opportunities for all of the pupils.

  • pay: 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.

Applications are welcome at any time.

UK public appointment vacancies

If you're interested in applying for a public appointment in England or Wales, you can visit the Cabinet Office's Centre for Public Appointments and search the latest vacancies.

If you're interested in applying for a public appointment in Scotland you can visit the Appointed for Scotland website.

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