Are you looking for an opportunity to use your skills and experience in public service to develop sport and help it make a positive difference to our local community? If so, the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure wishes to appoint up to 5 Members to the Board of Sport NI.

Sport NI’s mission is to lead sports development at all levels producing more participants and more winners. It works with partner organisations to ensure that sport contributes to a united community, and that people and athletes are provided with the conditions to enjoy, engage and excel in sport.

Skills and Experience

Applications are welcome from a wide range of people who have an interest in public service, including those with suitable experience gained in the community, voluntary, business or public sectors. Applications from women, people with a disability, people from minority ethnic groups and young people would be particularly welcomed.

You do not need to have previous experience of serving on a Board, or any specific qualifications, and those appointed will undergo an appropriate induction programme.


Applicants must be able to demonstrate a range of skills and experience: including a commitment to equality and social inclusion, an interest or involvement in sport, experience of corporate governance, evidence of working together, experience in providing leadership and setting strategic direction and an understanding of financial issues. Further details about the role and the full selection criteria are included in the application pack.

Appointment Details

• All appointments are for a term of up to 4 years from December 2015.
• The time commitment for all Board Members is 2 days per month. These appointments are unpaid but travel and subsistence allowances will be payable.

How to Apply

An application pack can be obtained by contacting us on the following:

Telephone: 028 9051 5095 Text Relay Service: 18001 02890 515095
E-mail: Website:
By writing to: Personnel and Facilities Management Branch, Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure, Causeway Exchange, Level 10, 1 – 7 Bedford Street, BELFAST, BT2 7EG

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

The deadline for receipt of applications is 12:00 noon on 5 October 2015. CVs will not be accepted. Late applications will not be considered.

Interviews are expected to take place on 5, 6 and 10 November 2015.

All applications for appointment are considered strictly on merit. The final decision on these appointments will rest with the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure.


The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure is committed to the principle of public appointments based on merit with independent assessment, openness and transparency of process. 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.

An application form and further information can be obtained by accessing the links below

Monitoring Form (13.9KB)

Sport NI Board Members Competition 2015 – Application Form (202KB)

Sport NI Member Competition 2015 (1.28MB)

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