Posted 16.12.2021

The Department for the Economy will be advertising an open competition to recruit 7 new members to the Board of Invest Northern Ireland (Invest NI) on 16 and 17 December 2021 in the three main local papers.

The recruitment process involves an application form and interview process. Appointments are made on merit and applications are welcome from all sections of society.

Remuneration amounts to £12,768 per annum (under review). Following appointment, travel and subsistence expenses are payable at Northern Ireland Civil Service (NICS) rates.

The time commitment is approximately 3 days per month including monthly Board meetings, sub-committees, ad hoc Committee meetings, casework approval panels, and attendance at occasional evening engagements.

It is important that people from a wide range of backgrounds take up public appointments so that the Boards of public bodies reflect the rich diversity of our society and better understand the needs of the communities they serve. Applications from women, people with a disability and those from ethnic minority communities would be particularly welcome. 
An application pack with full details and guidance may be obtained from the Department's website or by clicking on the 'Apply Now' button below from 9am on Thursday 16 December 2021 to 12 noon on Friday 14 January 2022.

Alternatively contact:
The DfE Public Appointments Unit, Netherleigh, Massey Avenue, Belfast BT4 2JP.
Email: [email protected] 
Telephone: (Yvonne Green) 028 9052 9282 TextRelay: 18001 028 9052 9282 from Thursday 16 December 2021.

Application packs can be made available in other formats upon request.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 14 January 2022. Late applications will not be accepted.

Equality of Opportunity: The Department is committed to the principles of public appointments based on merit with independent assessment, openness and transparency of process. The Department is also committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes application forms from all suitably qualified applicants irrespective of religious belief, gender, race, political opinion, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or whether or not they have dependants.
The Department is operating the Guaranteed Interview Scheme in this competition for applicants with a disability. Applicants with a disability who meet all of the criteria at the sift stage will automatically be guaranteed an interview.

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