Appointment of Board Members to the Northern Ireland Science Park Foundation Ltd (NISP)
The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (DETI) is seeking to appoint two new NISP Board members with effect from 1 July 2014. Applications are welcome from all sections of the community.
NISP is a not-for-profit organisation limited by guarantee, established in March 1999 to take forward the Government’s vision for a Science Park in Northern Ireland and through its strategic plan, creating the peer driven network required to transform Northern Ireland into one of the most innovative knowledge economies in Europe.
Time Commitment and Remuneration
Board Members are expected to attend on 1 - 2 days per month for Board meetings, committee meetings, meetings with DETI and other events. Board Members currently receive an annual remuneration of £7,000 and reimbursement for all reasonable travel and subsistence costs.
Experience of strategic thinking & planning; experience of the principles & practice of effective corporate governance and risk management; knowledge & experience of Business Development; & either, experience of science or technology-based entrepreneurship: or demonstrable business skills of potential relevance to the Northern Ireland Science Park.
How to Apply
An information pack and application form can be obtained below or from: DETI, Public Appointments Unit, Room 129, Netherleigh, Massey Avenue, Belfast, BT4 2JP.
Tel: 028 9052 9214 or 028 9052 9282
Textphone 028 90529304
The material will also be made available, on request, in other formats such as braille, large print, audio etc. All reasonable adjustments will be made to accommodate the needs of applicants/candidates with a disability.
Closing date for applications is noon, Friday 4 April 2014. Late applications will not be accepted.
Applicants invited for interview are eligible for reimbursement of reasonable travelling expenses incurred within the UK and the Republic of Ireland.
Women, people with a disability and ethnic minority communities are currently under-represented on the Board and applications from members of these groups would be particularly welcome.
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.