The Department of Education (DE) is seeking to appoint DE representative board members to the following NDPBs

The Department of Education (DE) has launched a public appointments competition to appoint two board members to the NICIE, three council members to the GTCNI (including one person from an industry or commerce background) and one Board member to the CnaG.

NICIE is a non-departmental public body sponsored and supported by DE.  Its role is to promote integrated education and to perform a wide range of roles in facilitating the development of integrated education in Northern Ireland for the public benefit.  

GTCNI is the statutory, professional and regulatory body for teachers in grant-aided schools and peripatetic teachers sponsored by and reporting to DE. It is dedicated to enhancing the status of teaching and promoting the highest standards of professional conduct and practice.

CnaG is a non-statutory body that receives its core funding from DE. It promotes Irish-medium education and performs a wide range of roles in facilitating the development of Irish medium education. 

The Department is committed to providing equality of opportunity and welcomes applications regardless of gender, age, marital status, disability, religion, ethnic origin, political opinion, sexual orientation or whether or not you have dependants. Applications are particularly welcome from women, people under 30 years of age, members of ethnic minorities and people with disabilities. 

Further details on the selection criteria, the role responsibilities and time commitment are set out in the Information Booklet which is part of the application pack.

An application pack is available by contacting DE as follows:



Telephone:       (028) 9127 9461 or 9127 7684

Given the current circumstances it would be preferable to obtain a pack as above, however if this is not possible they can also be requested by writing to:                                                                 

Education Governance Team, Department of Education, 5th Floor,
Rathgael House, 43 Balloo Road, Rathgill, Bangor, BT19 7PR

If you require an application pack in a different format e.g. Irish or large print please contact us.

The closing date for applications is 4pm on 19 July 2021.



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