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    • HQ, 2 Bedford Street, Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom, BT27ES
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About Invest Northern Ireland

As an economic development agency, Invest Northern Ireland's role is to grow the local economy. They do this by helping new and existing businesses to compete internationally and by attracting new investment to Northern Ireland.

They are part of the Department for the Economy and provide strong government support for business by effectively delivering the Government's economic development strategies.

The overall goal at Invest Northern Ireland is to help create wealth for the benefit of the whole community. To achieve their goals, Invest Northern Ireland work in partnership with many other organisations across Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK.

Invest NI is divided into eight operational groups, each headed by an Executive Director. They are responsible for managing the delivery of the agency's support programmes and services.

Invest NI has a comprehensive health and wellbeing strategy which aims to encourage all employees to have a healthy body and a healthy mind. The range of practices on offer to ease workplace stress include an opportunity for free, confidential counselling through 'Inspire Workplaces' and the occupational health service.

What is it like to work for Invest Northern Ireland

My Manager
My Manager
There are a number of clear processes available to help managers make informed decisions about particular areas. These processes and guidance documents are all available on the intranet and in the staff handbook.
Through the provision of a 'Cycle to Work Scheme', a walking club, and staff volunteering, Invest Northern Ireland support colleagues in adopting both better physical and mental health.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Invest Northern Ireland's Recognition Scheme has been in place for 6 years and is driven by a range of staff from across the organisation who make up the Employee Recognition Steering Committee. The Committee review all applications for recognition to identify members of staff who have been an exemplar of the corporate values with either customers or their colleagues.

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  • Gym

    Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary scheme to all employees, or one in which the employer's contribution is at least 5%

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    40% of employees have more than 5 years' service

  • Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Development

    Companies that provide support for non-work related training to all staff

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    46% / 54%

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