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 Patient and Client Council (PCC) - Non-Executive Chair
Department Department of Health
Closing Date Noon Friday 3 February 2023
  More information on this vacancy
Vacancy Northern Ireland Skills Council - Chair and eight members
Department Department for the Economy
Closing Date Noon Thursday 9 February 2023 
  More information on this vacancy

Unregulated vacancies

Vacancy Lay advisers x 3 - Public Protection Arrangements NI
Department Department of Justice
Closing Date 3.00pm Friday 20 January 2023
  More information on this vacancy
Vacancy Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland
Department The Northern Ireland Office
Closing Date 11.59 pm on Sunday 12 February 2023
  More information on the Chief Electoral Officer vacancy


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.