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Innovation and Change Officer

If you are passionate about making change, great at the practicalities of delivery, and want to help improve later life, we’d like to hear from you.  

The closing date for this role is 9am on 29 May 2020 with interviews to take place w/c 29 June.

Innovation and Change Officer

  • Permanent 
  • Salary from £32,179
  • Flexible working options will be considered

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Programmes team, at a time of growth for the Centre for Ageing Better. If you are passionate about making change, great at the practicalities of delivery, and want to help improve later life, we’d like to hear from you.  

The UK’s population is undergoing a massive age shift. In less than 20 years, one in four people will be over 65. The fact that many of us are living longer is a great achievement. But unless radical action is taken by government, business and others in society, millions of us risk missing out on enjoying those extra years. 

At the Centre for Ageing Better we want everyone to enjoy later life. We create change in policy and practice informed by evidence and work with partners across England to improve employment, housing, health and communities. We are a charitable foundation, funded by The National Lottery Community Fund, and part of the government’s What Works Network. 

As Innovation and Change Officer you will help to develop and deliver a wide range of projects to promote innovation and evidence-based practice. You will work with senior colleagues to scope, commission and manage projects, bringing a focus on creative, novel solutions to development and delivery of work, and the practicalities of implementation.  You will support colleagues with ideas for and delivery of the best methods for generating ideas, stimulating innovation and supporting learning, uptake, and scaling. You will support the organisation to learn from our work and share this with our audiences.

The successful candidate will have excellent project management skills, with the ability to troubleshoot and manage delivery risks proactively. You will have an understanding of, or experience of using, tools and approaches for stimulating innovation and change (e.g. design thinking, co-design/production, systems thinking). You will have experience of contract/grant management, and be comfortable working on multiple projects simultaneously. A collaborative approach and a focus on supporting others to achieve results are essential.

To apply please send your CV, covering letter addressing how you meet the criteria for the role and the below Equality and Diversity form to recruitment@ageing-better.org.uk.

The closing date for this role is 9am on 29 May 2020 with interviews to take place w/c 29 June.

We will review applications on an ongoing basis so the role may close before the closing date.

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