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Public and other non-executive appointments

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The Department of Health is responsible for making public appointments and other non-executive appointments to a range of public bodies and …

The Department of Health is responsible for making public appointments and other non-executive appointments to a range of public bodies and expert committees such as:

Our non-executive roles are varied, and include scientific advisory roles on specialist committees and corporate governance roles as a chair, non-executive director or other non-executive member on the board of a public body.

Public appointments are made by the Secretary of State for Health and are regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. For more information, read the Commissioner’s code of practice.

How to get involved

If you are interested in applying for a public appointment, see the current opportunities.

We are committed to ensuring:

  • the best people from a diverse range of backgrounds are appointed, to help lead and govern our public bodies and committees, and provide expert advice to the Department of Health and ministers
  • best practice is applied to all appointments, that the selection process is managed in a fair and open manner and appointments are made on merit

For further general information on non-executive appointments, you can contact the Department of Health at appointments.team@dh.gsi.gov.uk

The Cabinet Office website provides details of non-executive vacancies on all public bodies across the public sector and the Home Office website gives information on diversity and public appointments.