From Social Impact Ireland:

About Social Impact Ireland:

Funded under Enterprise Ireland Regional Development Fund, The Social Impact Ireland (SII) initiative seeks to support through a range of learning and collaboration programmes the fostering of a connected growing community of social enterprises across Ireland.

Building from a three year pilot project, the SII initiative aims to help foster a growing community of viable, robust & socially impactful businesses in Ireland.

It strives to do this through:

• Raising awareness and knowledge about the sector
• Inspiring the creation and development of social impact businesses
• Providing education, resources, and support services, and above all by
• Creating and enhancing connectivity between our participants and others, both within and beyond the sector.

Following on from its BNest pilot in the Midwest, SII extended its geographic reach across Munster with the assistance of its partner organisations, NEWKD, SECAD, CLDC and Ludgate Hub.

About the role

The core role of the Development Advisor is to assist SII participants in their journey by supporting them with practical, relevant, objective help, as those participants develop their project.

To do so the Development Advisor is required to:

• Develop appropriate programmes
• Participate in programme delivery
• Be capable of working on customised solutions in an objective way with participants
• Provide specialist skills that are relevant to successful progress of SII participants
• Act as an advocate for the SII project externally
• Work as a valuable contributing member of the SII team.

SII physically operates from three locations: Innovate Communities in Dublin, at the Nexus Innovation Centre, located within the University of Limerick campus and Ludage Hub in Skibbereen while also facilitating remote working.

The focus of the role is national, and therefore, it is essential that the Development Advisor is a self motivated, and is largely, a self managed individual with an ability to engage with participants regardless of location.

A “values” driven role.

As a “values driven” organisation, each member of SII will inherently advocate, practice and hold both themselves personally and the organisation as a whole accountable to the SII values.

Role Mechanics

The Business Development Specialist will report to Pauline Gannon our co-founder and Director of Impact, and is expected to participate fully as a core member of the SII Leadership team. The Salary associated with the position is €50000 annually and the position itself is funded for one year initially.

Among the critical competencies expected from the Development Advisor are:

• Specialist Skills that add to the overall competency of SII
• Demonstrated strategic capabilities both in developing and implementing strategic plans
• Practical familiarity within the socially motivated enterprise space
• Understanding of entrepreneurship and start-up dynamics
• Ability to engage with the diverse range of people and agencies involved in the SII initiative.
• A track record in practical delivery of educational learning programmes both in an academic and non-academic environment.
• Personal energy, belief and enthusiasm in the SII project.

As the role may require travel, access to own transport and full drivers licence is required.

How to apply

Please send your CV and cover letter to

Applications from interested parties should be received no later than Monday 13th of September 2021.

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