Alzheimer's Society
London, Greater London
£32,622 - £35,624 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience) + London allowance of £3,600 (if applicable)
Permanent, Full-time
Job description
Senior Innovator

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Home Worker (England, Wales and NI)
Salary: £32,622 - £35,624 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience) + London allowance of £3,600 (if applicable)
Working Hours: 35 per week

Closing Date: 21 January 2022
Interview Date: TBC (via Zoom or Teams)

Please note, the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 5pm on the closing date.

About Alzheimer's Society

Dementia devastates lives. By 2021, 1 million people will be living with the condition. But dementia won't win. Until the day we find a cure, Alzheimer's Society will be here for anyone affected by dementia - wherever they are, whatever they're going through. Everything we do is informed and inspired by them.

We are the UK's leading dementia charity. Every day, we work tirelessly to find new treatments and, ultimately, a cure for dementia. We provide expert information, training, and support services to all those who need our help. And we are creating a more dementia-friendly society so people with the condition can live without fear and prejudice.

About the role

This is an exciting time for Alzheimer’s Society as we look to continue to investment in our research and influencing work. In the role of Senior Innovator you will have the opportunity to work as part of our Innovation Team to manage the delivery of a range of innovation sprint projects, from scoping challenges, co-creating solutions and developing delivery mechanisms, in order to solve the day-to-day challenges of people affected by dementia. Additionally you will manage part of our Accelerator Programme, partnering with entrepreneurs in order to boost promising new products to market and accelerating the take-up of impactful, desirable and scalable solutions to transform dementia care.

About you

We are looking for an individual who has experience of managing innovation projects, delivered with wide-stakeholder groups including people affected by dementia. You will have a good understanding of innovation processes and techniques, the challenges of scaling up innovations and will be an impact-focused team player.

Ideally you will also:

- Be curious, flexible and at home with uncertainty;
- Have experience of developing new products or services from brief to prototype and business case;
- Understand the technical requirements for new solutions and be able to communicate these well to digital partners where necessary;
- Possess sound judgement, creative flair, an ability to think strategically, and the analytical ability to solve challenging problems;
- Have strong stakeholder management skills, being able to effectively communicate both internally in a large organisation and with external stakeholders, from people affected by dementia through to major corporate partners;
- Be a strong communicator with influencing, negotiation and relationship-building skills;

Our employees work hard every day to make a true difference in people's lives. We are proud to support them with a range of benefits, recognition and many options for working agilely, all contributing to a strong work life balance. We also have various learning programmes to support you in your development and help you grow to realise your potential and shape a career with Alzheimer's Society.

You may have experience of the following: Project Delivery Manager, Project Manager, Project Consultant, Delivery Manager, Innovation, Programme Manager, Stakeholder Management, Stakeholder, Relationship, Third Sector, NFP, Not for Profit, Charity etc

Ref: 105 973
Posted on: 07 January 2022
Closing date: 21 January 2022
Job ref: 105973
Tags: Senior Management, Project Management