Appointments are made following an open competition and on merit to the Boards of a number of different public bodies.
These are challenging public appointments for people who are strongly committed to developing and maintaining quality health and social care services.
Public appointment vacancies will usually be advertised in local and regional papers, as well as the nidirect website and here on the department's website.
Most appointments are regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments in Northern Ireland (CPANI)(external link opens in a new window / tab).
The Department of Health is keen to see the Boards of its public bodies reflect the diverse society in which they operate. Applications are welcomed regardless of age, gender, disability, religion, ethnic origin, marital status, political opinion, sexual orientation or whether or not you have dependants.
Women are currently under-represented on public bodies sponsored by the Department and applications from women are therefore particularly welcome.
Where applicable, DoH will operate a Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS). The GIS has been developed for applicants with disabilities or those with long term impairment or a health condition that is expected to last for at least 12 months. In these instances, provided that the applicant has demonstrated in their application form that they have met the essential criteria for the post, the applicant will be offered a guaranteed interview.
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