Engaged Communities Group

Ian Snowden is the Deputy Secretary for Engaged Communities Group in the Department for Communities. The Engaged Communities Group is responsible for:

  • Historic Environment Division, which surveys, records and maintains an archive about the historic environment and designates its most important features as: Monuments in State Care; Scheduled Monuments; Listed Buildings; and Historic Parks and Gardens
  • Public Record Office NI (PRONI), which  was established for the reception and preservation of public records including records of Government Departments; courts of law, public bodies and NDPBs; and records deposited by private individuals, churches, businesses and institutions
  • Culture Division, which has responsibility for policy development and delivery on Irish, Ulster Scots and sign language; oversight of the North/South Language Body; Arts infrastructure and strategy; the creative industries; community festivals and architecture and built environment
  • Sports, Museums & Libraries Division, whose responsibilities cover three main areas of activity: policy development and delivery; governance and accountability; and operational management of the bodies responsible for sports, museums, libraries and Armagh Observatory and Planetarium
  • Community Cohesion Capital Division, which is responsible for the Regional and Sub Regional Stadia Programmes and for co-ordinating capital planning and delivery across the Group
  • Voluntary & Community Division, which supports  vibrant, effective and more sustainable Voluntary & Community Sectors through a range of programmes and initiatives and acts as sponsor Division for the Charities Commission NI.
Back to top