Careers at Scale Ireland

Scale Ireland is an independent not-for-profit organisation. Our mission is to support, represent and advocate on behalf of Irish tech start-up and scale-up companies, and to create the most advantageous conditions for them to succeed. This is a dynamic sector - there are currently around 2,000 indigenous tech start-up companies, employing 47,000 people around the country, and for every one job created by a tech start-up, five more are created in the wider community. 

Our role is to identify the opportunities and challenges facing founders and the start-up ecosystem, and to inform key decision makers, the wider business community and the public on the potential of this sector to Ireland’s economic future in terms of innovation, regional employment and exports. Our policy and research provides our members and stakeholders with insights and analysis, which contribute to important decisions about the sector and Ireland’s economic direction.

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Research Consultant

We would like to retain an experienced individual on a consultancy basis to conduct three-four research projects on issues affecting start-ups and scale-ups, and the wider sector.

The successful candidate should have an understanding of the wider business sector in Ireland, knowledge of the start-up sector is also important, as well as senior level knowledge of the political system, and policy and decision-making processes.

Reporting to the CEO, the successful candidate will have high-level experience in research/politics with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience in the area, as well as a proven ability to undertake and present high quality research.

The agreement will cover a 12 month period, and following a review at the end of 12 months, the option of continuing for a further 12 months will be considered.

The nature and scope of the research projects will be assigned to the research lead by the CEO on commencement of the consultancy agreement, along with an indicative timeline for completion.  The research lead will also be available to attend meetings on the research projects. The successful candidate should have good communications skills and in their career to date, should demonstrate an ability to work on an individual and team basis.

Closing date: 5:00pm on Wednesday, 20th April 2022
Submit to: Expressions of interest should be emailed to


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