State Boards - Ministerial Appointments

01 November 2017

All appointments to State Boards must now be advertised openly on the State Boards portal at, which is operated by the Public Appointments Service. All appointments must meet the specific and detailed criteria determined by the relevant Minister as necessary for a member of the particular Board. 

The relevant Minister will provide the Public Appointments Service with the key requirements that a candidate must meet, and these may include:-

  • Specialist skills and technical knowledge;
  • Relevant experience and sectoral expertise;
  • Educational and other qualifications; and
  • Particular personal attributes.

Further information concerning four vacancies on the Board of the Veterinary Council was published on the State Boards portal on 1 November 2017 and can be viewed on the following link:- :  The closing date for the Submission of Expressions of Interest is 15:00hrs on 30th November 2017.