The Appointments Commission were an organisation dedicated to finding and appointing the best possible people for senior public sector Jobs. Whether you were considering becoming, or recruiting for, a chair, non-executive director, committee or lay member role, the commission recognised a whole range of public services benefit enormously from the unique talents and perspectives brought by the non-executive community. the commission were dedicated to working with people who have talents as wide and varied as the range of public services on which we all rely.
People who want to contribute to public life because they care about their community, because they want to give something back or because they see the opportunity to develop a better understanding of the public sector. Whatever the motivation, it is an invaluable contribution to public life.
Further to the passage of the Health and Social Care Act, the Appointments Commission was closed on October 2012. The abolition was announced following a Department of Health review of arm’s length bodies, which you can view here. Until this time they, continued to be responsible for making and managing large numbers of public appointments within the NHS.