I had a – pretty interesting and timely I reckons – story in yesterday’s Sunday Business Post about the type of jobs that will be created within the agency while it tries to sort out the property / banking mess in Ireland, and what types of people might be interested in helping out.
The answer, it seems, is a good few jobs (at least 75 positions) and lots of interested people (2,500 unsolicited CVs before recruitment even begun).
Here’s a couple of the choice quotes from the article:
‘‘Since Nama was conceived there has been massive interest and a high level of enquiry – particularly among senior candidates,” said Shay Dalton, managing director of the Lincoln Group. ‘‘All you have to do is look at the level of applications that Nama has received directly to judge the level of interest.”
‘‘A significant number of jobseekers we have spoken to have applied directly, with experience levels varying from those recently qualified to very senior individuals,” said David Byrnes, manager of accountancy practice, legal and international with Brightwater. ‘‘The indications are that Nama is looking to recruit seasoned professionals with significant experience in their field. There will be a definite focus on professionals with an objective perspective across the main market players.”
Also interesting to learn was that each of the participating banks has put together ‘Nama teams’ to liaise with the agency / present themselves well / get good deals, so there are also specialist valuation, legal and asset management jobs going there, despite trumpeted recruitment freezes.
For more about all this click through here to the SBP’s site for the full article.