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Recruitment of Directors

Appointment of Directors

Welcome from the Chief Executive


The Education Authority (EA) was created on 01 April 2015 as a new organisation with responsibility for the delivery of education services to schools and youth centres across Northern Ireland.

The work we do impacts the lives of thousands of children and young people and their families every day. The services we provide are essential in supporting, encouraging and facilitating learning within our communities to develop generations of young people who are equipped to succeed in life and work in the modern world.

As a public sector organisation, we must continue to deliver these important services in a challenging environment of increasing financial pressure and under intense public scrutiny.

The Authority is at the beginning of an exciting journey of organisational transformation and modernisation.  Our aim is to build a new organisation that is focused on meeting the needs of all our young people equally, removing barriers to learning and ensuring equality of access to excellent education services so that every child can develop to his or her full potential.

We are making appointments to 5 newly created roles to form a new senior leadership team to support me as Chief Executive, the Chair and the Board.

This is a unique opportunity to become involved in the largest change programme to take place in education in over forty years.  It is your chance to shape the future delivery of education services for the benefit of generations to come as we develop regional services that meet the needs of all of our young people equally. 

Please take time to explore the job documentation which provides further information on the range of leadership opportunities.  If you feel you have the skills, qualities and experience to respond to these challenges, we would be keen to hear from you. I look forward to receiving your application.

Gavin Boyd

Chief Executive

Recruitment of Directors Job Documentation



The Education and Library Boards (ELBs) were dissolved on 31 March 2015. The Education Authority was established on 01 April 2015 and is now responsible for all of the operational functions previously carried out by the five ELBs in accordance with the Education Orders.

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