Appointment of Local Government Boundaries Commissioner

Date published: 15 January 2020

The Department for Communities invites applications for the Appointment of a Local Government Boundaries Commissioner


The role of the Commissioner involves reviewing the number, boundaries and names of electoral districts or wards, and making recommendations to the Department. It is a unique opportunity to lead a review of the electoral landscape and help maintain the smooth running of the electoral system in Northern Ireland.

Applications are welcome from a wide range of people who have an interest in public service, including those who are looking for an opportunity to use their skills and experience. We would particularly welcome applications from women, people with a disability, young people and people from minority ethnic groups for these positions. A Guaranteed Interview Scheme is in place for those applicants with a disability. You do not need to have previous experience of serving on a board to apply.

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 Thursday 6 February 2020. 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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