Public appointment vacancies

Public appointment vacancies will usually be advertised via various channels, which may include local and regional papers, a departmental website, social media as well as here on nidirect. Most appointments are regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments in Northern Ireland (CPA NI).

Appointment of three non-executive members to the Board of the NIMDTA (Dental, Finance & Lay)

The Department of Health is seeking to appoint  three non-executive members to the Board of the NIMDTA (Dental, Finance & Lay).

Completed applications must be returned to the Department by 12 noon on Wednesday 5 May 2021.

You can find out more, including period of appointment and how to apply, at this link:

Appointment of three non-executive directors to the Board of the NIMDTA (Dental, Financial and Lay)

Appointment of a new Chair to the Board of Northern Ireland Screen (NIS)

The Department for the Economy (DfE) is seeking to appoint a new Chair to the Board of Northern Ireland Screen (NIS).

Completed applications must be returned to the Department by 12 noon on Friday 7 May 2021.

You can find out more, including period of appointment and how to apply, at this link:

Appointment of a new Chair to the Board of Northern Ireland Screen (NIS)

Appointment of two Non-Executive Members to the Board of Warrenpoint Harbour Authority

The Department of Infrastructure is seeking to appoint two Non-Executive Members to the Board of Warrenpoint Harbour Authority (WHA).

Completed applications must be returned to the Department by 12 noon on Friday 16 April 2021.

You can find out more, including period of appointment and how to apply, at this link:

Appointment of two Non-Executive Members to the Board of Warrenpoint Harbour Authority

Appointments to the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) College Advisory Group

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs is seeking to appoint a new Chair and Member representing the Dairying sector to the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) College Advisory Group.

The CAFRE College Advisory Group provides advice at a strategic and operational level to the CAFRE Management Team.

The closing date for applications is 4pm on Friday 30 April 2021.

Find out more, including period of appointment and how to apply, at:

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.

You can find out more, including how to apply, at this link:

Applications are welcome at any time.

Future public appointment vacancies - 'All Aboard' newsheet

You can find information about public appointment vacancies expected in the coming months on the 'All Aboard' newsheet:

If you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive All Aboard please email the Central Appointments Unit at Admin.CAU@executiveoffice-ni.gov.uk

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 public appointments site.

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

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