As a Senior Innovation and Product Development Manager, develop and lead innovation and new product development at the British Heart Foundation (BHF).
We have ambitious growth plans for innovation and product development at BHF, and we are recruiting for several innovation roles across the UK. This is an incredible opportunity for those who want to apply their talent, skills, and determination to change the future of innovation at the one of the UK’s largest charities.
Reporting to the Head of Innovation and Product Development, you’ll be responsible for identifying new product development strategies for new and existing products within the Marketing Fundraising product portfolio.
Taking ideas from customer insight, through ideation, prototyping and launch to help significantly grow income and support our mission-led directorates.
You’ll engage with and support senior level stakeholders to develop new product concepts, business models and product development strategies.
This role will line manage 1-2 Innovation Managers.
Please note this is a 12-month fixed term contract, covering family leave.
This is a dual location role, with your working time split between your home and our London Office.
At the BHF we believe in the power of being together, so our colleagues on blended contracts can expect to spend some time in their office, at least one day each week, on average. The use of our office spaces is driven in part by your role and the activities you need to do. This may vary from time to time, so you will need to work in a flexible way to unlock your best work for our cause.
Due to the nature of the role, we will also require in-person workshop/product development sprint attendance (either in our London office or another central London location) for up to 5 days, approximately 3-4 times a year. Product development sprints will be agreed significantly in advance (2 months minimum) to give all members of the team significant opportunity to plan.
Need more help balancing your work and home life? Talk to us about what flexibility is available at the application or interview stage.
As our ideal candidate, you have strong experience designing and developing new product concepts and propositions, managing them through discovery and prototyping, and delivering production products to consumers against commercial performance indicators.
With excellent project management, communication, and organisational skills, you have experience of leading innovation cycles, agile sprint and ideation sessions, a working knowledge of agile digital delivery processes and practice, and a track record of launching brand new concepts, campaigns, and products.
A proactive, ambitious, and resilient individual who can do things differently and take risks, you have experience leading a team and working in a fast-paced, multi-workstream, commercial orientated environment.
What can we offer you?
Our MyBHF Career Academy provides you with support, inspiration, and opportunities to help you unlock your full potential.
Our generous staff benefits include:
• 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays
• Private medical insurance
• Dental health cover
• Contribution towards gym membership
• Pension with employer contribution up to 10%
• Life assurance
We have been recognised by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) for our Live Well. Work Well. Programme. Heart health is central to our mission, and that starts with you. We provide a programme of activities, opportunities, and guidance to inspire and support you to live a healthy and happy life, at home and at work.
Our people are at the heart of everything we do. By funding research across six decades, we’ve helped keep millions of hearts beating and millions of families together. We’re investing in ground-breaking research that will get us closer than ever to a world free from the fear of heart and circulatory diseases.
We value and respect every individual’s unique contribution, celebrate diversity, and make inclusion part of what we do every day.
Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Strategy, Igniting Change, along with our internal EDI group, Kaleidoscope, and a growing number of employee network groups (our Affinity Groups), help us create an environment where all our colleagues and volunteers can succeed.
Interview will take place shortly after the closing date. First round interviews will be held virtually over MS Teams.
How to apply
It’s quick and easy to apply for a role at the BHF. Just click on the apply button below. All you’ll need is an up-to-date CV and a supporting statement, outlining your interest in the role and how you meet the role’s criteria.
As part of our commitment to be an inclusive employer and ensure fairness and consistency in selecting the best candidate for this role, the BHF will use anonymous CV software as part of the application journey.
Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.
Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us.
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