Head of Innovation

Youth and children

Up to £53,000

About the organisation/role

Innovation is highly successful for the charity, with strong, widespread organisational buy-in to the process.

There is huge opportunity to grow income via innovation, and a clear development path for this high-profile role.

Job description

You will be Responsible for innovation across the income generation department.

Managing a team of up to 5, you will ensure high organisational profile and successful innovation project management.

Key areas of innovation the role facilitates:

  • Identify and project plan innovation opportunities to grow specific income streams by 10%.
  • Plans are then handed over for implementation by a member of the innovation team to manage
  • Assess new income opportunities then develop a testing strategy to prove viability
  • Keep up to date with sector trends and assess whether adoption of new fundraising activities would be successful for the charity

Person specification

  • Would suit a current head of an innovation department at a smaller charity or a senior manager looking to take a step up
  • Must have excellent project management ability. Qualifications in Prince or Agile would be of benefit, or demonstrable good practice
  • Flexible management style, able to identify an individual’s motivations and play to these
  • Strong understanding of business analytics
  • Excel at developing stakeholder relationships
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills

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