*Closes 06th November*

The Department for Communities is seeking applications for a Trustee to the Board of Governors and three Members to the Management Committee of Armagh Observatory & Planetarium (AOP)

AOP is a special, historic and unique organisation, which over many decades has captured the public’s interest, enthusiasm and imagination in astronomy and science. Opportunities have now arisen to join either its Board of Governors or Management Committee.

These are interesting and challenging roles, with a focus on ensuring public money is efficiently and effectively managed in a body whose functions range from carrying out front line scientific research in astronomy and related sciences to delivery of education and outreach programmes.

Applications are welcome from across the community, voluntary, business or public sectors particularly 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.  You do not need to have previous experience of serving on a board to apply.

Further detail on the selection criteria, the role, remuneration and the time commitment are included in the application pack which you are encouraged to read fully.

How to Apply

An application pack can be obtained via the following:

Website:           www.nidirect.gov.uk/public-appointment-vacancies

E-mail:              publicappointments@communities-ni.gov.uk     

Telephone:       02890819415 or 02890819417        

If you require an application pack in a different format please contact us.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 12:00 noon (GMT) on Friday 6 November 2020. CVs and late applications will not be accepted. Interviews are expected to take place on 8 & 11 December 2020


The Department is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified people irrespective of religious belief, gender, disability, ethnic origin, political opinion, age, marital status, sexual orientation or whether or not they have dependants.