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Public Appointments

Get involved in your community by taking up a public appointment.

What are public appointments?

Our public bodies need board members who reflect Welsh society - people from all walks of life. Public appointments are usually for members of committees which advise, monitor and take decisions on public services across Wales, both locally and nationally.

You can apply to organisations that include:

  • public bodies, eg Arts Council of Wales, National Museum Wales
  • regulatory bodies, eg Care Council for Wales, General Teaching Council for Wales
  • advisory and specialist bodies, eg Advisory Panel on Substance Misuse, Welsh Food Advisory Committee

You could help run these organisations and offer advice, drawing on your own experience. Some positions are unpaid, but most will cover your expenses.

Some appointments processes are regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments (external website).

Anyone can apply

We believe public bodies should have board members who reflect Welsh society - people from all walks of life - to help them understand people's needs and make better decisions.

That is why the Welsh Government is committed to increasing diversity and encourages applications from women and other under represented groups.  To learn more about the action we are taking go to our Equality and Diversity pages.

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