You are visiting this website from:
View All Jobs

Development Advisor

Job Seekers Ireland Sales Professional Services

Job Summary

  • Dublin
  • Permanent
  • BBBH811773
  • Apr 01, 2022
  • €50k - €70k
Job Description

Development Advisor


A business support agency of the Government of Ireland is dedicated to the development of leading-edge talent for Irish enterprise. Our mission is "Helping businesses in Ireland to be the best they can be, through innovative and enterprise-driven people development". We partner directly with companies and industry groups to ensure we understand their needs and talent priorities. By combining Government and private sector investment, our approach incentivises talent development and drives quality and impact in the programmes delivered.

Role Overview
The Development Advisor will work with funded industry groups to maximise the potential of their Business Network or Initiative, to champion innovation and collaboration, and to implement a programme of work that delivers on agreed targets and supports business growth. The successful candidate will play an important part in our contribution to national enterprise priorities, including digital acceleration and the development of talent for sustainable business.

Key Responsibilities
* Advise and support funded industry groups to undertake a diagnostic evaluation of the talent needs of their sector, cluster or region and to implement a programme of work that addresses both the strategic challenges and opportunities.
* Take a central role in the future development of the business networks by promoting best practices, by stimulating forward-thinking enterprise initiatives, by facilitating collaboration and the innovative application of funding.
* Lead on the delivery of activity that optimises the effectiveness and impact of funded initiatives, ensuring the delivery of contracted outputs and efficient grant management, while engaging in new initiatives that address national industry priorities and prepare enterprise for the future world of work.
* Act as a champion for talent development, at the forefront of contemporary trends, disseminating new insights across the organisation and with its stakeholders.
* Build and maintain effective relationships with businesses and stakeholders, whilst coordinating efficiently with the support functions within the business.
* Analyse performance trends and indictors across the organisation, providing data and insights to inform decision making, and support the production of internal reports and external publications.

The Individual

* A Minimum of 3 years' experience in business capacity-building, ideally with enterprise groups, industry clusters, enterprise clients or funded initiatives.
* Experience in one or more of the following specialisms:
o Driving business growth within SMEs and/or the FDI base in Ireland.
o Supporting strategic enterprise initiatives at national, sectoral or regional level.
o Talent development, as a key driver of business enablement and transformation.
* Possess an understanding of national policy as it relates to enterprise development, innovation, competitiveness, workforce development and Ireland's Labour Market.
* Hold a degree (or equivalent relevant professional experience) in Business, Innovation Management, Talent Development or related discipline.
* An independent thinker, self-directed, taking personal responsibility for the delivery of objectives and overcoming challenges.
* Possess compelling inter-personnel and communication skills (both verbal and written), with an ability to collaborate effectively, and gain the commitment of a broad stakeholder group.
* Capable of demonstrating political, commercial and financial acumen, with a track record in delivering success through people.
* Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with evidence of delivery on high value and complex projects.

Morgan McKinley is acting as an Employment Agency and references to pay rates are indicative.



Consultant Details

Consultant Details

Michaela Kenneally
Michaela Kenneally
  • Recruitment Consultant | Sales Recruitment
  • 353 (0) 51 309650