Job offer in Ireland Chief Executive at Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI)

The Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) is an internationally renowned multidisciplinary scientific organization. We are engaged with the international research community in providing scientific solutions to the global problems of climate change, food security, and environmental protection. Our staff carry out world class scientific research, surveillance, and analytic and diagnostic testing for a wide range of customers in the fields of animal health and welfare, sustainable agricultural systems, plant science, food innovation and safety, environmental protection, fisheries and aquatic ecosystems, and agricultural and rural economics.

The Board of AFBI is seeking a dynamic, innovative and visionary leader who is capable of inspiring AFBI staff to achieve its organisational vision and contribute to addressing global challenges in society, the economy and the environment, as well as industry and customers in an ever more efficient and effective manner.

Candidates for the position should have ability to lead a scientific organisation of 650 staff and £55 million revenue. They will have proven experience of leading multidisciplinary scientific excellence, strong financial management skills and credibility with a diverse range of stakeholders in the agriculture, food, fisheries, environment and academic communities. 
The appointee will have well developed communication and relationship-building skills with industry and government and the necessary commercial acumen to implement a policy of growth in internationally recognised research and development.

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

For more detailed information and to apply, please go to

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 IRC228116

Completed application forms must be returned to arrive not later than 12:00 noon (UK time) on 13th April 2018.

AFBI is an Equal Opportunities Employer and all applications for this post will be considered on merit.