Appointment of Councillor Members to the Board of Libraries NI

Date published: 01 July 2019

The Department for Communities invites applications for the appointment of 4 Councillor Members to the Board of Libraries NI. Please note that this competition is only open to councillors currently serving on a local district council.


The Primary duty of Libraries NI is to provide a comprehensive and efficient public library service for persons living, working or studying in Northern Ireland.

Libraries are community hubs that provide free, inclusive, shared, accessible and trusted spaces. They are embedded in communities and used by people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds. With 89% of the population living within two miles of a branch library or mobile library stop, there is tremendous potential for libraries to provide local access to, and support for, a range of citizen-focused services.

Applications for the positions are particularly welcome from women, people with a disability, people from minority ethnic groups and young people. A Guaranteed Interview Scheme is in place for those applicants with a disability.

Further information on the competition including the criteria for the positions can be found in the Candidate Information Booklet.

The closing date is 12 noon on Monday 22 July 2019. Late applications will not be considered.

How to Apply

To apply, please send:

  • a completed application form and
  • equal opportunities monitoring form

to or by post to

Public Appointments
Governance Unit
Department for Communities
Level 5
NINE Lanyon Place
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