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Director of Innovation Lab

NFP People
£56,740 (within the grade £56,740 - £68,770)
Closing date
22 Sep 2021
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Director of Innovation Lab

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 the ministry to the cutting edge in its transformation to release even more children from poverty in Jesus’ name?

We have an exciting opportunity for a Director of Innovation Lab to kick off and lead the start-up phase of the Innovation Lab. You will play a significant part in enabling the charity 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: Director of Innovation Lab

Location: Home-based

Salary: £56,740 (within the grade £56,740 - £68,770)

Hours: 35 hours per week (Monday – Friday)

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: 22nd September 2021 at 10am

Interview Date: W/C 11th October 2021

About the Role

As the Director of Innovation Lab 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.



  • 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 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


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 and Engagement Manager, Product Lead, Product and Service Lead, Product Manager, Product and Service Manager, Product Development Lead, Product Development Manager, Service and Development Manager, Director of Strategy, Product and Service Director, Innovation Manager, Director of Innovation Resources, Impact and Innovation, Head of Service, Project Manager.


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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