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.


Vacancy Appointment of Chair of the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute
Department The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Development (DAERA)
Closing Date 26th October 2018
  More information on this vacancy

Unregulated vacancies

Vacancy Chair of Council for the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Department The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) 
Closing Date 19th November 2018
  More information on this vacancy


Vacancy Non-Executive Board Members of the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
Department Home Office
Closing Date 4th November 2018
  More information on this vacancy
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 Central 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.