Assistant Investment Adviser, Equity - Osborne
Job Summary
  • Dublin
  • Permanent
  • 31st October 2023
  • -
  • Ref ID: #39219

Job Description

  • Location: Dublin, Dublin
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #39219

Title: Assistant Investment Adviser, Equity
Grade: Level C
Department: Equity & Legal
Business Unit: Investment Services & Entrepreneurship
Reporting to: Senior Investment Adviser
Location: East Point, Dublin
Job Reference: EI.110.23E
Salary: €28,314
Closing Date: Friday, 17th November 2023

Role Purpose
Enterprise Ireland provides support and funding assistance to internationally focused enterprises in the manufacturing, technology and international services sectors in their journey from start up to  scaling.

The Investment Services Division is responsible for the management of direct equity investments and investments as a Limited Partner into Venture Funds.

The role of the Equity Department is to manage the Direct Investment Portfolio (Equity and Debt) to ensure the investments are completed and managed in accordance with the investment agreements and transaction timelines. The equity matters, which the department manages, include investment  rounds (from Seed to Series E), trade sales and restructures for companies ranging from high growth  early stage companies to established companies. 

Working as part of the Equity team, the role of the Assistant Investment Adviser is to support a  portfolio of Enterprise Ireland investee companies and contribute to the achievement of the Equity portfolio targets as agreed with the IPRC (Investment Portfolio Review Committee). The Assistant  Investment Adviser will be supported by a Senior Investment Adviser on the team.

Key Deliverables

  • Support the Senior Investment Adviser with the management and monitoring of equity decisions  for a portfolio of investments. (This includes a financial analysis of audited accounts and cashflows) 
  • Assist with reviews of investment agreements in line with Enterprise Ireland policy and  negotiations with client companies as necessary.
  • Assist the Senior Investment Adviser in progressing post investment decisions. 
  • Contribute to the preparation and presentation of the repayment and divestment cases for the  equity portfolio at relevant internal committees.
  • Engage and interact with relevant internal and external stakeholder, ensuring effective  communication of investment decisions.
  • Engage with external services providers as required for legal and investment services.
  • Assist with the annual valuation of portfolio companies which have received investment from  Enterprise Ireland.
  • Ensure that all work is carried out in accordance with the highest levels of due diligence, corporate  governance and abiding by State Aid rules. 
  • Support OPEQ Executive to maintain the team’s information systems, in particular the OPEQ  system. (OPEQ is the unit’s equity portfolio management system). 

Functional Competencies (Key Skills and Knowledge)

  • Demonstrated evidence of skills and experience in handling and processing confidential and timesensitive data and information, demonstrating numeracy, accuracy and attention to detail, is  essential. 
  • Excellent planning, administration and organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise tasks and  manage work time efficiently in line with strict deadlines, is essential.
  • Demonstrated capacity to comprehend complex information and data for onward dissemination  effectively and clearly via oral and written communications to all relevant stakeholders is essential. 
  • Evidence of financial and analytical skills, combined with a third level finance / accounting related  qualification or evidence of working towards same.
  • Demonstrated evidence of robust IT literacy (particularly MS Excel or similar analysis tool),  coupled with an ability to learn new technologies and use Enterprise Ireland’s specific software  systems. 
  • Ability to develop a strong understanding and knowledge of Enterprise Ireland’s investment policies and processes with a willingness to undertake training and development to refine knowledge and skills.
  • Ability to work confidently on own initiative and use sound judgement to provide solutions to the Senior Investment Adviser.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with a co-operative and flexible attitude and ability to positively contribute to the work of a busy team and Department.
  • Willingness to take on other key projects as may be assigned from time to time.
  • Enterprise Ireland Behavioural Competencies

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 Enterprise Ireland 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. 

Acting / Leading with Integrity 
Lives the Enterprise Ireland 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

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

Developing Yourself & Others
Creates an environment that enables you and others to excel in terms of job performance. 

Salary Scale:

€28,314 to €53,994 per annum contributory superannuation
Rising to €57,529 by long service increments

€27,046 to €51,432 per annum non-contributory superannuation 
Rising to €54,754 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.

** Point of entry on this salary scale may differ from the minimum point of the scale if the successful candidate is a current public or civil servant. **

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 (template attached – 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 the supporting document accompanying your CV.
To apply for the position, send a detailed CV and a completed supporting document quoting reference number EI.110.23E to [email protected] be received no later than Friday, 17th November 2023, or phone Maisie for more information on 01 6384400.

Enterprise Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.


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    • Dublin
    • Permanent
    • Nov 17, 2022
    • Competitive
    • Ref ID: 123456