Competition to appoint board members for the General Consumer Council

Date published: 07 December 2017

The Department for the Economy (DfE) is seeking to appoint three new members to the Board of the General Consumer Council (the Consumer Council).  


The Consumer Council is a public body, independent from government, working to bring about change to benefit Northern Ireland consumers. Its aim is to make the consumer voice heard and make it count. It has specific functions in relation to energy, water, transport, postal services and food.

The appointments will commence on 1 April 2018 and the term of office is three years. These appointments will be made by an incoming Minister for the Department. The competition is being launched now to ensure that potential candidates can be identified in time for appointments to be made early in 2018.   

We wish to appeal to people from as wide a range of backgrounds and experiences as possible to help maximise the relevance of the Consumer Council to all of our citizens.

We would encourage people of all ages, in particular those with a community or voluntary sector background and those from the rural communities to apply to bring some fresh perspectives on consumer issues.

Office of Commissioner for Public Appointments (CPANI) guidance

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