UNICEF ensures more of the world’s children are vaccinated, educated and protected than any other organisation. We have done more to influence laws and policies to help protect children than anyone else. We get things done. And we’re not going to stop until the world is a safe place for all our children.
This is a great opportunity to join the UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK) as Director of Innovation.
As Director of Innovation, you will lead research into strategic future business opportunities for UNICEF UK. This includes setting up a new function and working closely with peers to deliver a fundraising innovation strategy, as well as the build out of innovation capabilities, processes, governance and culture through the organisation. In addition, you will set up project teams to develop, launch and deliver new innovations and important cross organisational initiatives such as complex campaigns in line with priorities for delivering income, impact and influence for children.
You will have a proven track record of establishing and leading an innovation function and working with teams outside of that function to embed the right culture and skills-sets to unlock innovation opportunities. We are looking for experience of building an organisational innovation strategy in collaboration with relevant internal functions, and as this role sits on our extended leadership team, you should have significant internal stakeholder management skills at a senior level (including Executive Team and the Board of Trustees). You will be supporter driven and insight led, as this is absolutely fundamental to the role’s success.
We are gradually moving back to our offices on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, East London and we anticipate most colleagues will work one day a week in the office and the rest of the time from home. We are happy to discuss other flexible options to suit your circumstances.