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Public Appointments

The Government believes that it is important that people from a wide range of backgrounds take up public appointments so that the Boards of public bodies reflect the rich diversity of our society and better understand the needs of the communities they serve. Appointments are made on merit and applications are welcome from all sections of society.

Latest OFMDFM Vacancies

Commissioner for Public Appointments for Northern Ireland

The First Minister and deputy First Minister invite applications for the position of Commissioner for Public Appointments for Northern Ireland. The Commissioner is an independent office holder, whose main functions are set out in statute.
For more information and the relevant application forms, please access the link below:
All latest vacancies are now published on the nidirect websiteexternal website

All Aboard

The All Aboard news-sheet provides information on the public appointment vacancies that are expected to arise in the coming months. You can download the current Issue below.

About Public Appointments

You can find out more bout the role of a public appointment via the nidirect websiteexternal website
To find out how appointments to public bodies are regulated, take a look at the Commissioner for Public Appointments for Northern Ireland websiteexternal website
A guide is also available for download below.

Annual reports

For the first time in 2009/10 the Public Bodies and Public Appointments Annual Report publications were brought together into one document. Annual reports can be accessed below:

Public Bodies and Public Appointments Annual Report