*Closes 30th October*

Department for Communities are seeking applications for the appointment of a Chair, Vice-Chair and 3 Members to the Arts Council NI Board, providing individuals an excellent opportunity to make a significant contribution to its leadership and oversight.

The Arts Council is the lead development agency for the arts in Northern Ireland. It has a key role to play in developing and improving the knowledge, appreciation and practice of the arts, and increasing public access to, and participation in, the arts.

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 remuneration, selection criteria, the role 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:       028 9081 9417                                 Text Relay Service:      18001 028 9081 9417

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

The deadline for receipt of applications is 12:00 noon on Friday 30 October 2020. CVs and late applications will not be accepted. Interviews are expected to take place on 30 November, and 1 & 2 December 2020.

Equality of Opportunity

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