Appointment of Members and Expert Advisors to the Ministerial Advisory Group (MAG) and the Built Environment NI

Date published: 14 September 2023

The Department for Communities invites applications for the appointment of Members and Expert Advisors to the Ministerial Advisory Group (MAG) and the Built Environment NI.

Are you looking for a unique opportunity to help positively influence government policy and the design of places across Northern Ireland?Applications for MAG Members and Expert Advisors are now sought. 

The MAG plays a crucial role in the implementation and development of the Architecture and the Built Environment Policy, as well as promoting the highest quality of places for all those involved in using and shaping them.


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.

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

The closing date is 12 noon on Monday 9 October 2023. Late applications will not be considered.

How to apply

Due to working from home protocols, the office is not manned at all times so we would request that you please send:

  • a completed application form and
  • equal opportunities monitoring form

via e-mail to

If you are unable to return your completed forms via e-mail, and wish to either post or hand-deliver them, grateful if you could advise the Department via the above e-mail address in advance or call (028) 90 819 417. The office address is:

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

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