Director of Innovation and Investment

The Young Foundation


  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Not for Profit

  • Salary/Remuneration

    £65,000 up to £80,000 dependent on experience

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    08 December 2018

  • Client

    The Young Foundation

Ref: GSe48352

The Young Foundation’s mission is to develop better connected and more sustainable communities across the UK. As a UKRI accredited Independent Research Organisation, social investor and community development practitioner, we combine all our skills and expertise to further that mission. We amplify the stories and lived experiences of people in our communities; using this as a spur to drive locally-led community action and enterprise.

As Director of Innovation and Investment, you will lead and champion all investment and venture support work within the organisation. This is a significant role and we are looking for an ambitious, experienced leader to expand our existing portfolio of innovation programmes and investments and to grow successful relationships with our corporate, government and philanthropic partners.

You will possess the talent, networks and entrepreneurial zest to bring some of our emerging ideas to life. You will also bring your own distinct and original ideas about how to support meaningful and sustained, systemic social innovation in communities, housing and education.

A naturally confident communicator, you will be able to lead and develop a small ventures team, as well as bringing the credibility and drive to engage effectively with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.

If you have the passion and skills to make a difference, then we would like to hear from you.

Closing DateFriday 7th December 2018
Preliminary Interviewsw/c 17th December 2018
Final Panel InterviewEnd w/c 7th and w/c 14th January 2019
How to apply

To express an interest in the role(s) and to be considered, please submit the following:
✓ a detailed and up-to-date CV
✓ a supporting statement that addresses all criteria in the Person Specification and outlines your motivation for applying
✓ details of your availability on the dates provided in the indicative timetable.

Please also ensure you have also completed and submitted the equal opportunities monitoring form provided on this site. The information on the form will be treated as confidential and used for statistical purposes only. The form will not be treated as part of your application.

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Contact details
Rebecca O'Connor: 0207 426 3373

Katy Giddens: 0207 426 3973

Michelle Sander: 020 7426 3377