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Applications invited for appointment to the Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland

The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland invites applications for appointment as a member of the Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland.


The Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland is an advisory Non-Departmental Public Body constituted under the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986, as amended by the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011. The Commission plays an important role in shaping parliamentary constituency boundaries in Northern Ireland.

The Commission normally meet 2-3 times a year; however, when a review is underway the post may require attendance at meetings every 4-6 weeks. Each meeting may require up to 1-2 days of a member’s time.

A per diem fee of £505.50 is payable. This is a public appointment for a term of up to 5 years.

The Department’s public appointments processes are conducted in accordance with the Commissioner for Public Appointments Code of Practice.

Further details of the responsibilities, personal qualities and competencies required are contained in the information pack which contains the application form. This information is available, on request, in other formats.

Application material can also be obtained by telephoning 028 9076 5497 or by e-mailing

The closing date for applications is 5:00pm Friday 9 October 2015. Late applications will not be accepted

Equality of Opportunity

Appointments will be made on merit and with regard to the equality provisions set out in Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998.

Published 23 September 2015