Blackfriars, Greater London (Hybrid)
£30,000 - £80,000 per year
Contract, 24, Full-time
Job description

The RSPCA has launched a new strategy, ‘Together for Animal Welfare’, which will take us to 2030, so it is a very exciting time to join us. 

We now need to ensure that our operating model will enable us to fulfill our ambitious strategic aims, so we are building a Design and Development team to focus on redesigning the operating model for the RSPCA.

As one of four Design and Development Managers, you will play a hugely significant part in designing the future of one of the largest charities in the UK. 

The Design and Development Manager roles have been created to support the Head of Design and Development for a two year period and will focus on work that delivers our revised Target Operating Model (TOM) and outlined service offering. 

As a team, the Design and Development Managers will conduct analysis, present options appraisals, support the design of relevant pilots, development of business cases and the design of the TOM and its implementation.

The team will initially support the creation of the ‘Animal Journey’ as a priority, with

ultimate responsibility for ensuring there is a single unifying operating model for the entire RSPCA and a clear articulation of our service offering..

As a Design and Development Manager, you will be responsible for supporting and stress testing a commercial/payment model  and for gathering insight and benchmarking data from relevant external partners and for building strong relationships and networks that will benefit the wider team and organisation. 

You will test new ideas against the operating model and will provide analysis of your findings.

As a Design and Development Manager, you will support the head of the team with implementation planning of the transformation and you will provide options to inform key decision making.

The role will be hybrid working from our London Hub in Blackfriars with a high focus on remote working. Trips to our hub will be for core collaboration. 

What we are looking for in you:

To deliver all this, we are looking to recruit four Design and Development Managers, who are able to demonstrate that they are creative and innovative and that they are critical and strategic thinkers. 

To succeed within this role, you must have a proven ability to create proposals and communicate them to a variety of stakeholders at all levels. You must be able to tailor your approach to ensure understanding and to gain support for delivery.

Our Design and Development Managers must be able to demonstrate clear, timely and considered decision making skills and must be strong communicators, influencers and negotiators.

If you have excellent interpersonal and communications skills and you are experienced in working with customers / stakeholders at all levels, along with experience of working with multiple large data sets in a complex business environment, we are keen to hear from you.

These roles will be well suited to those from a management consultancy background, or those with experience of working within business development or solution designt eams.

If you would like to play a huge part in shaping the future of the RSPCA, this is a fantastic role for you. 

Our values:

We are compassionate *  We are inspirational *  We are committed *  We are expert * We act with integrity.

What’s in it for you: 

You’ll have an opportunity to work for the largest animal welfare charity in England and Wales. 

We value and recognise our employees’ contribution and are proud to offer an extensive benefits package that includes:

Great Annual Leave benefits

All staff receive 25 days annual leave on entry rising to 30 days after five years service and 31 days after six years service plus an additional Society day around Christmas. Staff can also carry over up to five days leave to the next leave year. We also offer a generous pension scheme with associated life assurance and group income protection scheme; access to private healthcare scheme; support for professional development after qualifying period and access to our employee assistance programme. 

Flexibility in Hours 

We understand the importance of work-life balance and we offer our colleagues the flexibility to vary their location between both the office and home. Core Hours (currently being trialed) with agreement staff can work their 35 hours flexibly across Monday to Friday. Provided the core hours of 1000-1500 are covered start and finish times each date can be flexed  (prorated for part time staff) If you are looking for further flexibility, speak to us at the interview stage so that we can consider your request.

How to apply: 

To apply, please send your CV and Cover Letter quoting reference DDM2124 by the closing date of 6th of June 2022.

Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to close this advert once sufficient applications have been received.

All online information and documents are available in alternative formats, including Braille and large font, upon request from the Resourcing team.

We strongly believe in being an innovative, diverse, and inclusive organisation and recognise that diversity in all of our people will help achieve that purpose and our mission more effectively. We actively encourage and seek applications from a wide diversity of candidates and in particular welcome applications from minority ethnic, black, and candidates with disabilities, who are currently under-represented at the RSPCA.

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Refreshed on: 27 May 2022
Closed date: 06 June 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: HDD2124
Tags: Management, Business Development

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