Applications sought for Directors to the Board of Middletown Centre for Autism

Date published: 19 March 2024

The Department of Education has launched a public appointments competition to appoint Directors to the Board of the Middletown Centre for Autism (MCA).

MCA is a joint North/South initiative with funding provided by the Departments of Education in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland to support the promotion of excellence in the education of autistic children and young people.

Education Minister Paul Givan said: “Middletown Centre for Autism delivers intensive assessment and learning support to children on an outreach basis in the home and school. It also offers a broad range of training courses for educational professionals and parents.

“The Directors have an important role in the development of the Board’s strategy, participating in the decision-making processes of the Board and contributing to the general work associated with the Board’s functions.

“The successful appointees should be experienced in scrutinising an organisation's performance, managing key strategic issues and be able to evaluate and prioritise information to make decisions influencing strategic changes and outcomes.”

Applications are welcome from a wide range of people who have an interest in public service, particularly from women, people with a disability, young people and people from minority ethnic groups for these positions. A Guaranteed Interview Scheme is in place for those applicants with a disability.

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. Further information is available on the DE website at

The closing date for receipt of applications is 4.00pm on Thursday 18 April 2024.

Notes to editors: 

  1. The competition will reflect the principles and practices of the Commissioner for Public Appointments (CPANI) Code of Practice. The appointments will be made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process.
  2. Application packs can be made in a different format, e.g. for large print please contact us. CVs and late applications will not be accepted.   

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