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 non-executive board members to the Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation (The Utility Regulator)

The Department of Finance is seeking to appoint new members to the Board of the Utility Regulator to replace outgoing members over the next 12 months.

The Utility Regulator is the non-ministerial government department responsible for regulating the electricity and gas industries and water and sewerage services in Northern Ireland, to protect the short- and long-term interests of consumers.


The posts carry an annual remuneration of £9,712 and travel and subsistence expenses will be paid at Northern Ireland Civil Service rates.

Time commitment

The expected time commitment is about twenty days per year.

Closing date and how to apply

For more information and how to apply, see appointment of non-executive board members.

Return your application form before 12.00 noon on Friday 23 November.

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 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.

Applications are welcome at any time.

UK public appointment vacancies

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

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