Search is on for AFBI Board Members by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) wishes to appoint 3 members to the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) Board, with effect from 1 April 2016.

AFBI is a DARD Executive Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB) set up under the powers of the Agriculture (NI) Order 2004. It is empowered under the Order to undertake scientific work (research and development, testing, advice and information on scientific matters and dissemination of the results of scientific research) in the fields of agriculture, animal health and welfare, food, fisheries, forestry, the natural environment and rural development and enterprise. Further information about the organisation can be obtained from the AFBI website at

Given the range of posts to be filled and the need to achieve a balance of skills across the Board, the Department has identified a need for Board members who have one or more of the following:

  • financial planning and management skills
  • experience of the agriculture or food sectors
  • experience within a business development environment in any sector.
This competition will therefore seek to appoint Board members with these particular skills.
Closing Date: The deadline for receipt of applications is 4pm on Friday 13 November 2015. Late applications will not be accepted.
Further details, including an application are available via the links below.
For further information, please contact:
AFBI Sponsor Branch
Room 357
Dundonald House
Upper Newtownards Road
Belfast, BT4 3SB
Telephone:028 9052 4169