Appointment of Members to the Board of the National Museums Northern Ireland

Date published: 09 March 2023

The Department for Communities invites applications for the appointment of six Members to the Board of the National Museums Northern Ireland. National Museums NI is an arms-length body of the Department for Communities and plays a significant role within society by increasing awareness of art, history, science and culture.  Members have a role, in a challenging operating environment, to champion and advance the work of the Board and National Museums NI, whilst embedding positive values and behaviours. Board Member appointments are not paid. The time commitment is one day per month.


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 Wednesday 29 March 2023. Late applications will not be considered.

How to apply

As hybrid working is currently in place, the office is currently not manned 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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