We're looking for an Innovation Lead
Who you are?
You’re an innovation practitioner with an entrepreneurial mindset and a passion for working with purpose-led organisations. You’ll probably have 4-7 years’ experience either consulting or client side and ideally you will have worked in the ‘doing good’ space.
You’ll have end-to-end innovation experience and combine strong strategic thinking with commercial know-how. In addition, you’re a true ‘people person’ and you’re at your best when working collaboratively with colleagues, clients and audiences.
You’re passionate about innovation because you love to see the lasting impact of your work and you’ll be building a track record of your innovations successfully reaching the market. You’re now looking to join a company that gives you the opportunity to continue to grow your expertise in innovation while enabling you to make the world a little bit better.
What you’ll do?
You’ll lead the delivery of a wide range of projects, with support from Directors and Partners. You’ll be confident managing every aspect of an innovation project, from building and delivering the methodology to managing the client experience. You’ll consistently deliver high quality projects, on time and on budget. In addition, you’ll be expected to manage diverse teams of both internal GI Consultants and external partners (for example, a delivery team of designers and developers).
You’ll build strong relationships with your clients and be seen as a trusted peer and expert. You’ll build and maintain a powerful network of like-minded individuals who you’ll nurture and reach out to for support and collaboration.
You’ll play an important role within the Good Innovation team by leading on company culture initiatives while finding opportunities to inspire and up-skill the team. You’ll also be expected to take on the line management of Associate Consultants within the team.
You’ll take the lead on more standardised sales opportunities with support from Directors and Partners. You’ll also play an active role in marketing and will be expected to identify new marketing opportunities for Good Innovation.
What you’re great at?
Our projects range from supporting charities to develop and deliver new innovative fundraising propositions, through to partnering with purpose-led organisations to build and scale new commercial ventures. As an Innovation Lead, you’ll have a powerful toolkit of skills that can be applied to successfully deliver a diverse portfolio of projects.
You’ll have the ability to build powerful propositions, ranging from the creation of initial early-stage concepts through to paper prototypes, MVPs and pilots.
You’ll be a skilled storyteller, capable of expertly leading presentations and debriefs within projects. You won’t rely solely on PowerPoint and will have experience delighting clients/sponsors with creative storytelling techniques.
You’ll be a great facilitator, with the ability to manage senior client workshops by employing a range of facilitation tools and techniques. You’ll be comfortable and experienced co-creating directly with audiences/users.
You’ll be able to confidently analyse and synthesise insights from multiple sources. You’ll be experienced at leading synthesis in collaboration with clients and you’ll be able to translate a large number of data-points into succinct themes and implications.
You’ll have a strong commercial acumen with an ability to piece together financial models. You’ll be able to translate your knowledge of different business models into practical application on projects.
Introduction to Good Innovation
We partner with purpose-led organisations to create, test and incubate new ways to deliver both mission and money. We’re part innovation consultancy, part start-up builder and part venture studio. As a result, we’re an eclectic team of purpose-led innovators, entrepreneurs, designers, researchers and developers and we’re looking for an experienced, passionate and highly skilled Senior Innovation Lead to join our growing team.
Our values drive everything we do at Good Innovation. If our values resonate with who you are, what you believe and how you typically like to work, then we may be a great fit for you.
Agitate For Change: We constantly look for new ways to do things better. We’re frustrated with the status quo, and feel compelled to continuously challenge ourselves and those around is to be brave and bold.
Only Accept Awesome: We know we’re only as good as our last output. We always produce work of the highest quality. We set and constantly raise our own bar so our clients are always blown away by the work we do.
Obsess Over Impact: We don’t tick boxes, we make shit happen. We always want the work we do to drive big and lasting change. We know that innovation is nothing without follow-through and it’s often the small dents we make that combine to drive the biggest impact.
Work & Win Together: We’ll only make the world a little bit better if we work together. We’re a people business first. We find and nurture relationships with people that share our vision and values and actively reject assholes. We know how to rally others to drive change but we listen as well as lead. We know what it means to be collaborative and facilitate fun and productive working relationships that bring the best out in people.
A salary range of £40 - £55k depending on experience
£2,000 annual personal development budget
25 days holiday
Involvement in a series of company wellness and wellbeing initiatives
Interested? We look forward to receiving applications from people with diverse backgrounds - talented, creative people with their own voice, ideas and perspectives.
Diversity and inclusion will sit at the heart of a recruitment process.
Send your application (a covering letter and CV) to email@example.com before 2nd April
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