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Innovation Lab Manager

NFP People
£56740 - £68770 Per Annum
Closing date
29 Jun 2021

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Policy & Research
Full Time
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Innovation Lab Manager

Are you a strategic and creative leader who is up for a new challenge? Are you passionate about pushing the ministry to the cutting edge in its transformation to release even more children from poverty in Jesus’ name?

We have an amazing new opportunity for an Innovation Lab Manager to kick off and lead the start-up phase of the charity’s new Innovation Lab. You will play a significant part in enabling the organisation 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!

Position: Innovation Laboratory Manager

Location: Home-based

Salary: Starting salary £56,740 (Within the grade £56,740 to £68,770 pa)

Hours: 35 hours per week (Monday – Friday 09:00-17:00)

Benefits: Enhanced pension scheme with 10% employer contribution, equivalent of 5 normal working weeks' annual leave a year, plus normal bank holidays, Dental Insurance, Income Protection and Group Life cover on appointment.

Closing Date: 12th July 2021 at 10am

About the Role

As the Innovation Laboratory Manager you will manage the start-up phase of the 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 included:


  • Actively maintain and promote the organisations 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 in taking new ideas from inception to delivery within an organisation
  • Knowledge and practical experience of innovation and product development approaches and evidence of keeping abreast of developing best practice
  • To be a strategic thinker
  • An established record of stakeholder management experience, with the ability to challenge and influence, using storytelling and coaching to take people on a journey of change
  • Team leadership experience
  • Strong commercial skills
  • Sound judgement, combining personal qualities with relevant knowledge and experience to make sense of an ambiguous situation, form opinions, make good decisions whilst holding the tension between innovation and managing risks
  • Project management skills
  • A collaborative working style
  • A high degree of curiosity, with imagination, a strong desire to learn new things and an ability to enjoy a high level of discomfort when presented with new situations


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 practising Christian, in order to promote the charity’s ethos and help others to experience, explore and express the faith-based motivation of our work.

Please note the charity can only consider applicants who presently have the right to work in the UK and all candidates must be personally committed to the Christian faith and be able to respect, uphold and work within our client’s Christian mission, values, culture and faith statements. This individual will represent and speak on behalf of a Christian charity and as such the Occupational Requirement for an active Christian faith is justified under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1, clause 3.

You may have experience in areas such as Strategy, Strategy Manager, Innovations, Innovations Manger, Strategy and Innovations Manager, Strategy and Insights Manager, Faith, Church, Christian, Charity, Operations, Operations Manager, Service Manager, Products and Service, Impact Manager, Impact and Engagement Manager, Strategy and Impact Manager, Strategy and Transformation Manager, Strategy and Transformation, Strategy and Implementation Manager, Organisational Development, Strategy and Performance, Strategy, Impact and Innovations Manager, Impact and Innovations.


We are Not-For-Profit People.

We recruit exclusively for organisations in the challenging Not-For-Profit sector. We’re fully behind the charities and bodies that aim to change the world – one project at a time. Whether you’re seeking exceptional leaders, committed staff or a combination of the two, you probably want to know exactly how we’re different and why it matters to you. We don’t do business as usual. We deliver a recruitment solution that replaces clunky, costly, contracted processes with a single, seamless solution.

Find Us
01234 815658
6 West Street
MK46 5HR
United Kingdom
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