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) - 13 Non-Executive Members (5 x Local Government Representatives, 5 x Voluntary Organisation Representatives, 2 x Lay and 1 Trade Union Representative
Department Department of Health
Closing Date 12.00pm NOON Friday 3 December 2021
  More information on this vacancy

Unregulated vacancies

Vacancy Independent Expert Panel Chair  - System Operator for NI (SONI) Evaluative Performance Framework (EPF) Panel
Board Utility Regulator
Closing Date 5.00pm Thursday 9 December 2021
  Further details on the UREGNI website
Vacancy Northern Ireland Member to the Office for Environmental Protection
Department Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs
Closing Date NOON Friday 3 December 2021
  Further details on the DAERA website
Vacancy One Independent Member and one Member with an advertising industry background
Department Advertising Standards Authority
Closing Date 10.00am Monday 29 November 2021
  Further details on the Advertising Standards Authority Website


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.