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 members to the Charities Advisory Committee (CAC) board

The Department of Communities (DfC) is seeking to appoint two members to the board of the Charities Advisory Committee (CAC).

CAC oversees the Northern Ireland Central Investment for Charities (NIFIC) and advises DfC about the investment of the NIFIC. The aim of the NIFIC is to provide charities with the opportunity to invest all or part of their assets in a centrally-pooled fund, administered by DfC.

The deadline for applications is Friday 13 December 2019 at 12.00 pm.

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

Appointment of deputy chair to the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) board

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) is seeking to appoint a deputy chair to the board of the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI).

AFBI is a DAERA executive non-departmental public body set up to carry out scientific work in fields of agriculture, animal health and welfare, food, fisheries, forestry, the natural environment and rural development and enterprise.

The deadline for applications is Friday 6 December 2019 at 4.00 pm.

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

Appointment of six members to the board of Invest NI

The Department for the Economy (DfE) is seeking to appoint six new members to the board of Invest NI.

Invest NI is Northern Ireland’s economic development agency. Its role is to promote innovation, enterprise and competitiveness in NI businesses, encourage new business start-ups, and market NI as a location for inward investment.

The deadline for applications is Friday 29 November 2019 at 5.00 pm.

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

Appointment of  non-executive chair to Health & Social Care Board

The Department of Health is seeking to appoint a non-executive chair to the Health & Social Care Board (HSCB). 

The HSCB works to identify and meet the health and social care needs of the Northern Ireland population.

The deadline for applications is Monday 25 November 2019 at 12.00 pm.

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

Appointment of independent members to the Northern Ireland Policing Board 

The Department of Justice is seeking to appoint six independent board members to the Northern Ireland Policing Board.

The board is responsible for securing the maintenance of the police in Northern Ireland. Board members will be required to commit a minimum of four days each month to Policing Board business and be required to perform a representative role on behalf of the board at a variety of events.

The deadline for applications is Friday 22 November 2019 at 12.00 pm. 

Find out more information from 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.

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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