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Principal Economist (Grade 7)

REF: IRC233235

DEPARTMENT: Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute Northern Ireland (AFBI)

SALARY: £48,226 to £52,857

LOCATION: AFBI Headquarters, Newforge Lane, Belfast

The demand for economic analysis across the Agri–Food industry for both policy and strategy development has increased significantly in AFBI. As such AFBI are now seeking to appoint a Principal Economist to lead on key research initiatives in support of the local, national and international Agri-Food Sector.

Further appointments may be made from this competition should AFBI positions become vacant which have similar duties and responsibilities.

For more detailed information, including the duties and responsibilities of the post and the criteria to be used during the recruitment and selection process, please click on the Candidate Information Booklet link below.

In order to apply for this position, please click on the "Apply for this job online" link below to register to this vacancy and to submit an online application.

Alternatively, an application pack can be requested by contacting:
HRConnect, PO Box 1089, The Metro Building, 6-9 Donegall Square South, Belfast, BT1 9EW. Telephone: 0800 1 300 330. Email:

All requests must include your name, address and reference number IRC233235

Completed application forms must be returned to arrive not later than 12:00 noon (UK time) on Monday 22nd October 2018.

Applications are particularly welcomed from Roman Catholics and Females as these groups are currently under-represented within AFBI.

AFBI is an Equal Opportunities Employer