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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, Education Workforce Council
  • 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).

A short video about Public Appointments can be found on the Public Commissioners website (external website). 

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