Interested in an Appointment?

Here you will find details on some of the vacancies currently available on a range of Public Bodies, more information on all current vacancies can be found on the nidirect website. Whilst we publish the details below for information, all queries and applications must be made to the Department involved in the Public Appointment.

Regulated Vacancies

Vacancy Independent Board Members to the Northern Ireland Policing Board
Department The Department of Justice
Closing Date 12:00 on Friday 22 November 2019
  More information on this vacancy
Vacancy Appointment of Non-Executive Chair to the Health and Social Care Board.
Department Department of Health
Closing Date 12 noon on 25 November 2019
  More information on this vacancy
Vacancy Invest NI - appointment of Board members
Department Department for the Economy
Closing date 5.00 pm on Friday 29 November 2019.
  More information on this vacancy
Vacancy Deputy Chair to the Board of the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI).
Department The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA)
Closing Date 4.00pm on Friday 6 December 2019.
  More information on this vacancy

Unregulated vacancies


School Governor posts
Department Department of Education
  More information on school governor posts


The Public Appointments Unit (PAU) in The Executive Office has a central policy responsibility for public appointments which centres around encouraging best practice across departments, and the publication of an annual report which lists and analyses public appointments made by departments. The PAU also produces on a regular basis a list of forthcoming vacancies which it issues to interested individuals/groups and advertises it in the local newspapers and on its website.

Check the website of the Public Appointments Unit, where you will find:

  • A Guide to Public Appointments in Northern Ireland, which gives general information on the appointments process
  • All Aboard – a twice yearly newsletter, giving information on upcoming public appointment vacancies

For more information, access the Public Appointments Unit website.