Welcome to Public Appointments online

This website provides details of current vacancies on the boards of UK public bodies and on a range of UK Government committees.

For more information on public appointments, including general information on the skills and experience needed, the benefits of holding a public appointment and information on the application process, please visit our pages on Directgov

Current vacancies


Department for Culture, Media and Sport

British Museum Trustee Appointments
Closing date
: 2nd December 2011

3 trustees - British Museum
Closing date
: 25th November

National Gallery Trustee
Closing date
: 30th November


Cabinet Office

Member of the Arts and Media Honours Committee
Closing date
: 16th December 2011

Member of the Economy Honours Committee
Closing date
: 16th December 2011


Department for Education

School Teachers Review Body Chair
Closing date
: 12 Noon, 6th December

School Teachers Review Body Members
Closing date
: 12 Noon, 6th December


Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

National Capital Committee, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Closing date - Chair
: 9th December 2011
Closing date - Members: 13th January 2012


Department of Health

Non – Executive Directors, Cambridge Community Services NHS Trust
Closing date
: 5th January 2012

Chair of Princes Alexandra Hospitals, NHS Trust
Closing date
: 20th December 2011

Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS, Non-executive Director
Closing date
: 5th January 2012

Deputy Chair and Board Members, Food Standards Agency
Closing date
: 3rd January 2012

Members of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI)
Closing date
: 22nd December 2011

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust: 1 Chair HCA Regulation Committee: Non-Executive Members
Closing date
: 15th December 2011

Registrant member to the Council of the GDC, General Dental Council
Closing date
: 15th December 2011

Barts and East London Healthcare NHS Trust, Chair
Closing date
: 15th December 2011

Barts and East London Healthcare NHS Trust, Non-Executive Directors
Closing date
: 15th December 2011

Independent reconfiguration panel – Chair
Closing date
: 12 noon 1st December

3 JCVI members
Closing date
: 25th November

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust: up to 3 Non-executive Directors
Closing date
:15/12/2011


Ministry of Justice

London Probation Board Member/Non-executive
Closing date
: 6th January 2012

Non – Judicial Members of Review Bodies, Office for Judicial Complaints
Closing date
: Noon, 9th December 2011

Two members of the Prison Service Pay Review Body
Closing date
: Noon 28th November

Lay Members of the Buckinghamshire Advisory Sub-Committee
Closing date
: 23rd January 2012


Department for Communities and Local Government

HCA Regulation Committee, Non Executive Board Member
Closing date
5th December 2011


Department for Business, Innovation & Skills

Employer Board Member – Recruitment and Employment Confederation, Construction Industry Training Board
Closing date:
12th December 2012

Council for Science and Technology – Independent Co Chair of the Council
Closing date:
9th December 2011

Film Industry Training Board – Employer Board Member, Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television
Closing date:
5th December 2011

Director of Fair Access
Closing date:
5th December 2011

The Insolvency Service, Non Executive Steering Board Member
Closing date:
25th November 2011


Ministry of Defence

Specially Appointed Commissioner for the Royal Hospital Chelsea
Closing date
: 31st January 2012


Scottish Executive

Deputy Chair and Board Members, Food Standards Agency
Closing date
: 3rd January 2012


Department for Work and Pensions

Health and Safety Executive – Non Executive Board Member
Closing date
: 16th December 2011


Other Posts

Non-Executive Board Member – Security, Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR): Health and Safety Executive
Closing date
: 10th January 2012

Chair, PhonepayPlus
Closing date
: 7th December 2011

Member of the Governing Body, The Arts University College at Bournemouth
Closing date
: 6th January 2012

Lay Member, Office for Legal Complaints
Closing date
: 12th December 2011

Co-opted Member of the Finance Committee of the University of West London
Closing date
: 19th December 2011

The Academy for Healthcare Science, Chair
Closing date
: 9th December 201

Co-opted Member of the Audit and Risk Committee of the University of West London
Closing date
: 19th December 2011

Independent Members of the Governing Body of the University of West London
Closing date
: 19th December 2011

Public Appointments Assessors
Closing date
: 5pm on Friday 9 December 2011

Office of Rail Regulation – Independent member of the Office of Regulation's Audit Committee
Closing date
: 9th December 2011

Non-Executive Board Members on Enhanced Departmental Boards
No closing date