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Director of Innovation Lab

Apply by 10.00am 22nd September 2021

Are you a strategic and creative leader who is up for a new challenge? Do you have experience of working within an Innovation environment? Are you passionate about pushing our ministry to the cutting edge in its transformation to release even more children from poverty in Jesus’ name?

Compassion UK is recruiting for a Director of Innovation Lab to kick off and lead the start-up phase of our Innovation Lab. You will play a significant part in enabling Compassion UK to achieve the goal of doubling impact to serve more than 200,000 children in poverty a year by 2030. Ready for the challenge? Apply now!

At the heart of Compassion’s ministry is a relentless passion to act on our faith and empower every child left vulnerable by poverty. Our work is Christ centred, child focused, and church based.

Location:
Home-based

Hours:
35 hours per week (Monday – Friday)

Salary:
£56,740 (Within the grade £56,740 - £68,770)
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About the role

As the Director of Innovation Lab you will manage the start-up phase of Compassion UK’s Innovation Lab and be responsible for its overall success. You will closely manage and lead all operations and business components of the Lab and be responsible for leading the team’s pursuit of new products and services that have scalability potential to impact 20,000 children a year by 2030. You will also provide support to individual teams and engage the wider organisation in the Lab’s work.

Responsibilities

  • Actively maintain and promote Compassion UK’s Christian ethos and values.
  • Manage the start-up phase of the lab
  • Oversee operational and business components of the Lab
  • Develop and inspire a high performing and creative Lab Team

 

About you

To flourish in this role, you'll need:

  • Experience within an Innovation Lab / Hub 
  • Knowledge and practical experience of innovation and product development approaches
  • Experience in using and embedding innovation tools, techniques and ways of working.
  • Experience in using insights and analysis to generate strategic approaches 
  • An established record of stakeholder change management experience
  • Senior leadership experience 
  • Strong commercial skills
  • Project management skills with substantial experience delivering projects
  • To be a strategic thinker

It would help (but isn’t essential) to have:

  • Experience in forming an Innovation Lab / Hub 
  • Some technical/engineering experience 
  • Experience managing an external agency 

We need you to be:

  • Personally committed to the Christian faith. There’s an occupational requirement for the holder of this role to be a practicing Christian, in order to promote Compassion’s ethos and help others to experience, explore and express the faith-based motivation of our work. (You can read more about this in our Policy on Posts to be Held by Christians.).
  • Deeply connected to Compassion’s ministry to children.
  • Aligned to Compassion UK’s cultural attributes.
  • A servant leader with the desire to empower others to excel.
  • Sound judgement.
  • A collaborative working style.
  • A high degree of curiosity. 

Location & Benefits

This is a home-based role

Benefits include enhanced pension scheme with 10% employer contribution, equivalent of 5 normal working weeks' annual leave a year, plus normal bank holidays, Income Protection and Group Life cover on appointment and Private Medical and Dental cover on completion of probation period.

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Closing date: 10.00am 22nd September 2021

The closing date for completed CVs is 10.00am 22nd 2021.
Interviews W/C 11th October 2021.

Please submit your CV as soon as possible as we reserve the right to change the closing date of our vacancies. Late CVs may be considered.

Please note that we can only consider applicants who presently have the right to work in the UK.

Questions?

If you have questions about the role or experience problems submitting your application online you can call our friendly HR team anytime Monday to Friday, 9:30am - 5pm.

01932 836490

Child protection

Compassion is a child-focused ministry; we believe every child should be known, loved and protected. One area of the interview will explore your personal commitment to child protection. A satisfactory basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be a requirement once a conditional offer of employment is made to successful candidates.

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At the heart of Compassion’s ministry is a relentless passion to act on our faith and empower every child left vulnerable by poverty. Our work is Christ centred, child focused, and church based.

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