As a Senior Innovation Consultant or Innovation Consultant for Innovation Unit you will need to have direct
experience of working in social change, whether in the public, private or voluntary sector.
You might have worked in a Local Authority or CCG as a practitioner, or in transformation and performance; in a consultancy, working with the public sector, or in a larger charity’s innovation team.
Ideally, you will bring expertise in one of the Innovation Unit’s priority areas of impact:
- Mental health
- Children’s social care
- Health and social care
- Education and learning
In addition we need people who can work flexibly and creatively, beyond their area of expertise, navigating the boundaries of, for example, health and social care, or children’s and adult social care.
We need people with strong skills in new business development, data literacy, critical analysis, and project management.
To succeed at Innovation Unit, you will need to be a ‘people person’ who loves communicating and building
relationships with clients, partners and teams. This work is active, energetic and full of variety; it involves working with people leading and managing change, often in unfamiliar territory, at the edge of knowledge and outside of comfort zones.
This work is never dull, often demanding and sometimes challenging. You will be happy on your feet, at the
flipchart, and working with diverse groups of people. You will rarely be in the same place – hot desking at Innovation Unit’s London office, or visiting clients all over the UK. You will be happy on the telephone, on conference calls and webinars, at events, and working across Google Drive, as well as face-to-face with clients, partners and colleagues.
If this appeals to you, and sounds like you, we want to hear from you…
For more information please see here https://www.innovationunit.org/wp-content/uploads/Senior-Innovation-Consultant-and-Innovation-Consultant-JD-July-2019-FINAL.pdf
To apply for one of the roles, send your covering letter telling us why you’d like to join the Innovation Unit team, your interest in the role and the aspects of your experience relevant to the required criteria (no more than 1 side of A4). Please also tell us where you heard about the role. You also need to send an up to date CV with the details of two referees (no more than 3 sides A4).