A public appointment is generally a ministerial appointment to the board of a public body or advisory committee.
An appointee to the board of a public body will often be involved in:
- Providing direction and leadership;
- Holding senior staff to account; and
- Representing the work and views of the body.
A public appointment could give you a chance to contribute your expertise to help the community; return from a career break; meet people from all walks of life; and develop your career, gain board experience and boost your skills. Some public appointments are unpaid, while others are paid.
The Government has a website with much more information and where you can search for specific public appointments that need to be filled. It is at this link.