Developing Healthy Communities’ purpose is to bring people and communities together, to create opportunities for us all to live healthier and more fulfilled lives.

Our Vision is for people and communities in Northern Ireland to have the resilience and confidence they need, to live their best lives together.

We are a community and voluntary sector organisation which is based in the North West, with reach across the whole of Northern Ireland.

Period of diversification

As we enter a period of diversification and development the Board is seeking a number of new members, to join them in setting the direction for our future and overseeing the governance and leadership of the organisation.  Developing Healthy Communities Board members are both trustees of our registered charity and Directors of our company limited by guarantee.

Equity, diversity and inclusion in our work, and amongst our people, are all vital to our success.  We believe our people should represent the communities, organisations and individuals we work with.  We are committed to being an inclusive and great place to work, and recognise our people come from diverse backgrounds. 

Full & broad participation  

Our Board is currently meeting and connecting virtually. We are committed to continuing the benefits of remote working to enable full and broad participation with our organisation, including for those living outside the North West of Ireland.

We want our Board to have a broad spectrum of knowledge, skills and experience and welcome all applications that reflect the diversity of modern society and the communities that we serve.

We commit to providing support and training to our Board members to help them to fulfil their role, including for people who have not served on a Board before.

If you have a passion for improving lives in communities through capacity building, connection and the creation of new possibilities then we would love to hear from you.


For more information and to apply you can download the Board Recruitment Pack. The deadline for completed applications is Friday 5th February 2021.

If you would like an informal discussion about the role, you should email our Chief Executive on [email protected]

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