Senior Investment Adviser - Enterprise Ireland

Dublin City Centre
25 Oct 2019

Senior Investment Adviser - Growth Capital

Job Title: Senior Investment Adviser

Grade: Level E

Department: Growth Capital

Business Unit: Investment Services

Reporting To: Department Manager

Location: East Point, Dublin

Ref: EI.115.19E

Salary: €67,659

Closing Date: 31st October 2019

Role Purpose

Enterprise Ireland (EI) is the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. We work in partnership with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales on global markets.

The person appointed to this role will play a central role within the Growth Capital & Banking Relationships team to ensure that Enterprise Ireland clients, across all stages of development, can access the capital they require to meet their growth potential. Enterprise Ireland has developed the funding landscape through its various investments in Seed & Venture Capital Funds, Development Capital Funds, Angel and Accelerator networks.

Working closely with key internal and external stakeholders, the successful candidate will help to develop and enhance this funding landscape so that it is both supportive and responsive to the needs of our clients in each of Enterprise Ireland's key sectors. The successful candidate will play an active role in the development, establishment, monitoring of key 'Access to Finance' initiatives and will ensure the proper oversight and governance of these initiatives.

Key Deliverables

  • Work with clients and key sectors to understand their funding requirements.
  • Develop and implement sector specific 'Access to Finance' strategies for each of Enterprise Ireland's key sectors to ensure there is an appropriate mix of funding for those sectors using multiple forms of equity (Angel, EIIS, VC,PE, IPO etc.) and debt (Senior, Venture Debt, leasing and asset finance)
  • Identify gaps in the existing funding landscape. Shape and influence external and internal stakeholders to ensure that there are adequate and appropriate funding solutions for companies at all stages of their development.
  • Maintain and develop key relationships with a range of equity and debt funding providers and ensuring that our clients can access appropriate sources of local and international funding.
  • Continue to monitor the external environment to reflect and adjust Enterprise Ireland's 'Access to Finance' strategy based on emerging trends.
  • Develop and effectively communicate key 'Access to Finance' messaging.
  • Actively manage and develop Enterprise Ireland's external Seed & Venture Capital equity fund initiatives and ensure that they continue to deliver appropriate funding to our clients in line with best practice corporate governance.
  • Represent Enterprise Ireland on Fund Advisory Boards.
  • Develop and maintain the reporting structures for Enterprise Ireland's indirect investments to ensure that the highest levels of oversight and governance are maintained.
  • Coordinate the reporting, economic impact and overall evaluation of existing and future schemes.
  • Coach and mentor staff to strengthen the wider EI team's knowledge and expertise in the area.

Functional Competencies (Key Skills and Knowledge)

  • A professional Accountancy Qualification (ACA, ACCA or similar) and relevant post-qualification experience is essential.
  • Experience of working in business financial planning with SMEs across a range sectors and stages of development is essential. A mix of manufacturing and service industry experience would be desirable.
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of key financial challenges faced by companies as they develop and grow internationally and a demonstrated in-depth understanding of how to ensure they have the appropriate financial structures in place to meet these challenges is essential.
  • Experience of assimilating/interpreting complex data and providing relevant and critical analysis to key stakeholders, together with proven ability to prepare and present key reports/position papers to relevant stakeholders is essential.
  • A track record of negotiating with internal and external parties in relation to legal agreements and/or key policy positions is desirable.
  • Strong financial modelling skills with the capability to assist companies in scenario planning.
  • Understanding of the current and future trends shaping the local and international funding landscape and how this will impact the ability of SMEs to secure capital.
  • Knowledge and experience of working with a range of domestic and international capital providers (from equity to debt) coupled with knowledge of the appropriate funding sources for SMEs and experience of fund raising with SMEs.
  • Proven ability to create, develop and implement innovative strategic initiatives to meet the funding needs of EI clients.
  • Proven ability to manage a complex workload, deal with multiple demands and competing priorities to tight deadlines, coupled with a record of achieving targets.
  • Strong networking skills with an ability to develop and expand on an existing contact base within the funding community.

Enterprise Ireland Behavioural Competencies andf

Results Focused

The ability to remain outcome and results focused with regard to business priorities and organisational goals, monitoring progress and adjusting approach ensuring delivery against the appropriate timescales.

Innovation and Risk-Taking

Actively encourages new ideas, experimentation and measured risk-taking, while always being on the lookout for opportunities to continuously improve business processes and efficiencies within Enterprise Ireland and client organisations.

Problem Solving and Decision-Making

The ability to be decisive and take tough decisions about clients, people and costs to deliver sustainable results, using the analysis of information and situations to make logical and sound decisions.

Client Focused

The ability to provide an excellent client service focusing on client needs and building and maintaining effective personal and business relationships to advance clients' objectives and EI strategy.

Communicating with Impact to Influence Others

Communicates in a manner that will persuade, convince and influence their own staff and others, both internally and externally, in order to motivate, inspire or encourage them to follow a particular course of action.


Co-operates with colleagues, shares information and respects the opinions and values of staff members. Understands the skills, experience and knowledge of staff members and maximises how these can be utilised to the benefit of the department, the organisation and the client.

Embracing & Leading Change

Understands the business agenda of Enterprise Ireland and embraces changes for area of responsibility and for external and internal clients.


Establishes and maintains mutually beneficial relationships with colleagues and other networks for the purpose of sharing information.

Acting / Leading with Integrity

Lives the EI purpose and values, acting genuinely and with integrity, in a manner that builds trust and engages and motivates others, placing the genuine needs of the client, the organisation, and staff ahead of personal agendas

Developing Yourself & Others

Creates an environment that enables others to excel in terms of job performance.

Salary Scale:

€67,659 to €82,563 per annum contributory superannuation

Rising to €87,484 long service increments.

€65,352 to €78,564 per annum non-contributory superannuation

Rising to €83,240 by long service increments

Candidates should note that entry will be at the minimum of the relevant scale and the rate of remuneration may be adjusted from time to time in line with Government pay policy. Subject to satisfactory performance, increments may be payable in line with current Government Policy.

Application and Selection Process:

The selection process may include short-listing of candidates. The selection criteria will be based on the requirements of the position. It is therefore important that you provide a detailed and accurate account of where you believe your skills and experience meet the requirements for the position. This should be contained in a short document (maximum 2 pages) accompanying your CV.

Applicants should note that, for shortlisting purposes in particular, clear evidence of the functional competency requirements listed as essential in this specification must be demonstrated as part of your supporting document accompanying your CV.

Please request the Supporting Document application form for the position of Senior Investment Advisor EI.115.19E from John Fagan below.

For queries in relation to this role please contact John Fagan in Morgan McKinley on +353 (1) 6324642 or email

To apply for the position, send a detailed CV and supporting document quoting reference number EI.115.19E to to be received on or before Thursday, 31st October 2019.

Enterprise Ireland is an equal opportunities employer

Morgan McKinley is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Please note that any references to salary or pay rates in this advertisement and in the salary refinement section are indicative only and should only be used as a guide.

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