The Department for Economy wishes to appoint six members to the Board of Invest Northern Ireland (Invest NI). Invest NI is Northern Ireland’s economic development agency, established in April 2002 as a Non-Departmental Public Body.  The closing date for applications is 5.00 pm on Friday 29 November 2019.

The role of a Board is to provide effective leadership, strategic direction, support, constructive challenge and guidance to an organisation. A public appointment to a Board gives individuals from different backgrounds and with specific skills and expertise a chance to help make decisions that affect all our lives.

Board Appointments are a great opportunity to give something back to the community,
whilst developing your own skills.

Appointment will be made on merit from those individuals who best satisfy their chosen criterion. It is important to note that Board members are not there to represent any particular sector but must exhibit corporate responsibility and remember they have a wide and unified role to play.

The appointments will be effective from 10 February 2020. To help maintain continuity of skills and experience on the Board, members will be appointed for varying terms of between 3 and 5 years. Reappointment for a second term may also be an option.

These appointments are regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments, Northern Ireland (CPANI) and the competition may be examined for compliance with the Commissioner’s Code of Practice for Ministerial Appointments to Public Bodies.

The Board currently consists of a Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson and 8 members. Two vacancies currently exist.

These appointments are regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments, Northern Ireland (CPANI).

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