Our Purpose

Initiative Financial Services Limited, trading as Initiative Ireland was established in 2015 with the goal of transforming financial services in Ireland. Committed to the principles of providing Honest, Fair and Inclusion services, our Syndicated Finance Platform is designed to provide our Private Clients with access to exclusive asset classes and return, while also supporting sustainable property developments across the country.

At Initiative Ireland we facilitate and manage Syndicated Property Loans, on behalf of our Private Lending Members. We provide experienced property developers with access to Secured Property Finance at competitive rates and terms. We focus primarily on residential developments, supporting the construction of family homes in areas of high demand. Our loans are professionally managed by our experienced Property Teams, to provide confidence and ease to our borrowers and lenders alike.

All our loans are carefully vetted and  pre-approved by our Internal Credit Committee. All loans are secured with a 1st Lien on Irish Real Estate and managed closely from end-to-end by our Relationship Managers and partnering professional service providers. As such, our model  offers members access to a relatively low-volatility asset class, with the potential to earn significantly optimised returns.

At Initiative Ireland we are committed to increasing financial inclusion and offering honest, fair and innovative lending products. We aim to empower our clients with increased financial choice and equitable, optimised rewards. We are committed to protecting our Borrowing and Lending Member alike, providing an alternative to other, inequitable financial products.

As a company, we are committed to transparency. We aim to create genuine trust between our staff, clients and communities. As we expand our services across the county, we aim to increasingly meet our client’s financial needs, with the goal of becoming Ireland’s Most Trusted Finance Company by 2025.

Company Management

Chief Executive Officer

Padraig W. Rushe

Chief Credit Officer

Padraig M. Rushe

Director of Property & Legal

Rory McEntee

Our Partners & Service Providers

Matheson

Regulatory & Legal Council

Madden & Co

Accountancy & Auditing Services

Experian

Data Analytics & Credit Reporting

Enterprise Ireland

Irish Government Agency

Media Coverage

The Irish Times
The Sunday Business Post
RTE
Finance Dublin

Positions at Initiative Ireland

Business Support Agent

Initiative Ireland is preparing to launch a new, highly competitive Real Estate Finance offering into the Irish Market. This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious professional or graduate, or a more experienced professional seeking a new challenge. If successful, you will be involved with supporting the end-to-end business operating requirements across multiple functions, gaining insight across the business.

This is an ideal role for a bright applicant who is looking to learn, be challenged and advance their career. The role is ideally suited to someone coming from a Financial Services background and/or with a degree or experience in business and/or marketing but who wants a variety of work. Most important, is that applicants are looking to grow and challenge themselves in their career.

At Initiative Ireland, we specialise in proving finance to experienced property developers, primarily seeking finance for Residential Property Projects. Our innovative social lending platform is designed to be honest, fair and inclusive… just like our organisation. As the Business Support Agent, you will be based in our offices in NovaUCD, Belfield and provide day to day operational support to the organisation and the Company Executive inclusive of:

  • Customer Management: Engaging with and supporting our customers
  • Research Support: Performing research and analysis to support the Executive
  • Application Support: Validating documentation once trained, to aid Credit Management
  • Sales & Marketing: Working with leadership to support campaigns and events

The successful applicant will report directly to the CEO initially. Though their reporting lines may change in the future, as this role is part of our Talent Development Programme, they will benefit from long-term direct mentorship from the CEO while they work in the role.

This is a great opportunity for an ambitious self-starter who is eager to learn and develop a career in a growing, ambitious and ethical organisation. The role will offer an excellent variety of duties, with opportunity to gain experience in multiple areas. As the company expands, there will be significant opportunity to specialise and advance, providing a great opportunity for someone early in their career to try multiple areas, identify their strengths and  develop their career and skills. Initially a 12 Month Contract, the role has strong potential for permanency and future advancement within the company.

Benefits Package:

  • Initial Salary – €22k to €30k p.a. (dependent on experience and performance)
  • Training & Development – Role offered as part of the Talent Mentorship Programme
  • Parking – Onsite Parking paid by the company
  • Gym Discount – UCD Gym (while based at NovaUCD)

Required Minimum Experience / Skills:

  • Experienced with Microsoft Excel, Word and Powerpoint
  • Fluent English Essential
  • 3rd Level Education / Fetac Level 7 or above (any discipline)
  • Flexibility to Travel – Some International Travel may apply
  • Permission to work in Ireland i.e. EU Passport

Desirable Experience (Not Essential to apply):

  • 3rd Level qualification in related discipline desirable
  • MBA / ACCA / Other Relevant Masters highly desirable
  • Direct experience in Property Development or Financial Services desirable
  • Approved Product Advisor or QFA desirable

How to Apply:

Please email Team@InitiativeIreland.com with a CV and a cover letter explicitly explaining how your experience meets the Minimum Experience listed above and why you are attracted to the role.

Please also include details of:
– Current Notice Period (If any)

Tips for Applicants:

At Initiative Ireland we pride ourselves in being personal, creative and innovative. We look for staff who share these qualities. If you have experience working in your community, societies, charities or social clubs, please feel free to include this in your application as valuable experience. If you have a portfolio of past creative work or a presentation you would like to include, please feel free to do so. We can’t always meet every client in person and we know there’s more to people than just their work history, so feel free to be creative in your application.

For more information on the company, please visit InitiativeIreland.ie

Application Timeline:

  • Please complete your application by 7th May 2017
  • Application Reviews & Interview will be held in May / June

Important Notice: Initiative Ireland is an equal opportunity employer. We aim to promote a culture of diversity, acceptance and respect for all our staff, providing a rewarding and safe environment for all our employees to work and service our valued customers.

Full-Stack Developer

Initiative Ireland is preparing to launch a new, highly competitive Real Estate Finance offering into the Irish Market. Initiative Ireland is seeking an Experienced Full-Stack Developer to join our team and help support the design and development of the company’s client facing systems. Working with our technology partners, you will initially support the integration of our back-end systems while building and enhancing our User Experience Interfaces. In time you will also take ownership of our back-end technology, building out our capability as we expand our service offering into new products, adding new features.

Commercial experience in front-end development is essential, along with demonstrable Full-Stack experience. Accreditation is essential. Strong knowledge in web application development is also desirable.

At Initiative Ireland, we specialise in proving finance to experienced property developers, primarily seeking finance for Residential Property Projects. Our innovative social lending platform is designed to be honest, fair and inclusive… just like our organisation. As the Full-Stack Developer, you will be based in our offices in NovaUCD, Belfield and provide day to day development and technical support to the organisation, in addition to coordinating with our technology partners.

The successful applicant will report directly to the CEO initially. Initially a 12 Month Contract, the role has strong potential for permanency and future advancement within the company.

Benefits Package:

  • Initial Salary – €50k to €60k p.a. (dependent on experience and performance)
  • Parking – Onsite Parking paid by the company
  • Gym Discount – UCD Gym (while based at NovaUCD)

 Experience / Skills:

  • Demonstrable experience in related role / discipline
  • Experience Writing code and testing efficient solutions
  • Experience Building services and responsive UIs for mobile and web applications
  • Experience seeing a product through the full life cycle of design, development, QA testing and then production
  • Ability to Solve architectural and coding issues with simple solutions

Desirable Experience (Not Essential to apply):

  • Master’s degree in computer science or engineering
  • 3+ years of experience in web applications development
  • 3+ years of experience as an architect – proven ability to design and implement robust and scalable systems with flexible and scalable UI that meets future needs
  • Professional experience with other programming languages such as C/C++, Java, JavaScript or Go
  • Professional experience with standard front-end technologies like modern HTML, CSS, JavaScript (we use AngularJS, Polymer, Backbone.js, React, and more), REST, JSON
  • Deep understanding of object oriented programming
  • Deep understanding of distributed, horizontally scalable systems
  • Deep understanding of one or more modern persistency systems
  • Experiences with cloud technologies such as AWS, Azure or Google Cloud Engine
  • Focus on performance bottlenecks and performance improvement techniques
  • Great creative and innovative problem-solving skills
  • Initiative and the ability to work independently and in a team

How to Apply:

Please email Team@InitiativeIreland.com with a CV and a cover letter explicitly explaining how your experience meets the Minimum Experience listed above and why you are attracted to the role.

Please also include details of:
– Current Notice Period (If any)

Tips for Applicants:

At Initiative Ireland we pride ourselves in being personal, creative and innovative. We look for staff who share these qualities. If you have experience working in your community, societies, charities or social clubs, please feel free to include this in your application as valuable experience. If you have a portfolio of past creative work or a presentation you would like to include, please feel free to do so. We can’t always meet every client in person and we know there’s more to people than just their work history, so feel free to be creative in your application.

For more information on the company, please visit InitiativeIreland.ie

Application Timeline:

  • Please complete your application by 7th May 2017
  • Application Reviews & Interview will be held in May / June

Important Notice: Initiative Ireland is an equal opportunity employer. We aim to promote a culture of diversity, acceptance and respect for all our staff, providing a rewarding and safe environment for all our employees to work and service our valued customers.

Submit your CV

If there is a listed role you are interested in applying for email:

Team@InitiativeIreland.com

Please include a CV and reference which role you are applying for, along with any additional information specifically requested in the role advertisement.