Appointment of three Members to the Board of Sport Northern Ireland

The Minister for the Department for Communities invites applications for the appointment of three Members to the Board of Sport Northern Ireland.

Sport NI’s vision is “Northern Ireland: renowned as a place where people enjoy, engage and excel in sport”. In practice, this means Sport NI creates and develops programmes and partnerships that address its three strategic objectives:

  • to increase and support the number of people adopting and sustaining a sporting lifestyle;
  • to enable more people to develop and reach their sporting goals through a structured environment; and
  • to help more Northern Ireland athletes win at the highest level.


Applications are welcome from a wide range of people who have an interest in public service, including those who are looking for an opportunity to use their skills and experience. We would particularly welcome applications 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. You do not need to have previous experience of serving on a board to apply.

Further information on the competition including the criteria for the positions can be found in the Candidate Information Booklet.

The closing date is 12 noon on Friday 26 March 2021. Late applications will not be considered.

How to Apply

Due to the current situation, the office is currently not manned so we would request that you please send:

  • a completed application form and
  • equal opportunities monitoring form

via e-mail to

If you are unable to return your completed forms via e-mail, and wish to either post or hand-deliver them, grateful if you could advise the Department via the above e-mail address in advance or call (028) 90 819 417. The office address is:

Public Appointments
Governance Unit
Department for Communities
Level 5
NINE Lanyon Place

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