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Head of Innovation and Learning

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Head of Innovation and Learning

  • Location:

    London

  • Sector:

    Senior Appointments

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £50000.00 - £56000.00 per annum + 10% Pension

  • Contact:

    Kate Headford

  • Contact email:

    kate@charitypeople.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    J21433_1613038881

  • Published:

    23 days ago

  • Expiry Date:

    2021-03-13

  • Start Date:

    ASAP

Charity People are so thrilled to be working again with Local Trust. Over the next few years the support Local Trust provides to the communities it serves will be more important than ever - and their plan is to meet that need head on. They are looking for a new Head of Innovation and Learning to join their Partnerships and Learning team.

Big Local is one of the most radical and exciting grant programmes ever launched by a major lottery funder. Between 2010 and 2012, the National Lottery Community Fund identified 150 areas that had historically missed out on lottery and other funding. Each of those areas was allocated £1m of Big Local funding. This could be spent in any way they chose, provided residents organised themselves locally to plan and manage that funding, involving the wider community in the decision-making process.

The Partnerships and Learning Team is a key part of this. As Head of Innovation and Learning, you will be responsible for leading the programme of on-demand support provided by Local Trust to Big Local groups, ensuring the programme is engaging, inspiring and responsive to the needs and priorities of Big Local areas. You will be developing contacts and communication with external partners and stakeholders, and overseeing the management of delivery partner relationships.

You will be a member of a team that is continually looking for new opportunities to support Big Local groups to achieve their goals and to support community-led change more broadly, experimenting with new approaches and delivering innovative partnerships and projects. You will also be line managing a team of staff who oversee the whole delivery of this support.

You will have previous successful experience working closely with communities and delivering capacity-building programmes, as well as planning events and conferences and working in local, regional and national partnerships. Due to line management responsibilities, experience of managing and leading a team of staff is desirable.

As well as having excellent communication skills, you will be able to think creatively and innovatively whilst managing time and priorities effectively.

Excellent benefits including 10% employer contribution pension.

We welcome applications from people based outside of London, who are able to work from home and visit the London office on a regular basis.

If you have read this and feel strongly that this your next job, please get in touch with a copy of your CV in the first instance to Kate Headford, your Charity People consultant for this role.

Closing date: Monday 8th March at 12noon
Interview: w/c 15th March

Charity People actively promotes equality, diversity and inclusion. We match charity needs with skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. We do this because we know greater diversity will lead to even greater results for the charities we work with.