The Irish Film Board (IFB), Ireland's national screen agency, has advertised for five full time positions.

The IFB currently has 15 staff and the positions advertised largely arise from vacancies created by departing staff.

The positions advertised are deputy head of production investment, development manager, business executive, policy executive, and executive assistant.

Staff departing include: development manager Rebecca O'Flanagan who is going freelance at Easter to develop her own projects and to lecture at the Huston Film School; production manager Fran Byrne Keaveney who is leaving for family reasons but will manage the IFB's short film schemes on a consultancy basis; business officer Paddy McDonald who is going to work with Treasure Films in Dublin, and executive assistant Lorraine Morgan who is leaving to work with Magma Films in Galway.

The policy executive position evolves out of an existing vacancy, and will have a strong focus on policy formation, review and strategy.

The IFB is the principal agency for State support for film in Ireland, with a Euros 10m budget to back Irish films and training and a Euros 1.85m budget for administration.

The IFB has its headquarters in Galway. However, many of its staff have worked from a substantial Dublin office it opened in recent years. It is believed to be under some pressure to downsize or close the Dublin office in line with government decentralisation policy.