- Diversity in Public Appointments, is an independent organisation.
Its purpose is to promote diversity in public life by guiding and
supporting individuals from previously unrepresented groups to successfully
apply for Public Appointments.
us with no obligation
Although there is a notional membership fee (to cover admin costs) DiPA is passionate about encouraging diversity in public life. If you or your organisation would like to share your aspirations with us and explore how DiPA could help you, please contact us for an initial no obligation chat. DiPA also operates a database of people interested in seeking public appointments which is run on a membership basis; please contact us for further details.
your shout count
A Public Appointment can enable you to influence policy on issues that you are passionate about. It can also allow you to participate more fully in your community and help you develop skills to advance your career. Whatever your background the chances are you will have something to offer in a public role. But most people don't know where to start, or even where to find Public Appointment vacancies.
All government departments (whose ministers make most Public Appointments) have targets to reach to make sure Public Appointments sufficiently reflect the full spectrum of British life. So whatever your gender, ethnic background, socio-economic status, disability or age - DiPA can help you to 'make your shout count'.
As career networking and coaching specialists DiPA has developed
workshops (for individuals and corporate
bodies) and individual coaching programmes to support
and advise you through this process.
what is a Public Appointment and is public life right for you?