A public appointment is an appointment to the board of a public body or to a government committee. Around 18,500 men and women hold a public appointment. Find out more about public bodies and public appointments, about what appointees do and about the benefits of holding a public appointment on the Directgov website.
The application process will vary with the post. A major national public appointment will have a more complicated process than a specialist post on a small, advisory committee. Find out more about the process, what appointments are currently available and how the appointment process is monitored and regulated.