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Meet our people and partners

Our people

Whether in the UK, Australia or New Zealand, every member of our team is ambitious for social change.


Partners

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"Innovation Unit helped us to clarify our thinking on a wide range of areas, provided expert support to work out the true cost of our proposals, challenged our assumptions and stress tested our capacity. Our proposals, without the team's input, would not have had anything like the same strength or quality."

Sue Williams, Programme Director Strengthening Families/Family Safeguarding, Hertfordshire County Council
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"Innovation Unit takes a really open and collaborative approach. They have brought new insights and thinking to the table, and led a successful co-design process that brought a range of senior leaders together to build a sense of shared endeavour and commitment to achieving collective impact. We're excited to continue the partnership with them over the coming months."

Cathy Irving, Director of Communications, The Health Foundation
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“Complex problems such as this can only be solved by those at the sharp end co-designing a fresh approach. Innovation Unit have helped to make that process of co-design truly productive”

Matthew Pike, Policy Fellow, Work and Health Unit (DWP)
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“Innovation Unit’s and PPL’s work has helped to energise the entire service. Their team combine creativity and dynamism, with a deep understanding of the context in which we are operating. They have managed to engage practice staff and partners, and keep them engaged, despite a hugely challenging context. We move forward with our work confident in the model, and ready to bring 20 more practices into the fold.”

Henry Leak, Hub Manager, West London CCG

“Through our work with the Innovation Unit, we have learned how to develop practices that are replicable, scalable and sustainable. Innovation Unit brings an incredible breadth and depth of expertise - in education, leadership, innovation, service design, evaluation - that is utterly transformative; we will never go back to the ways we did things before working with them!”

STACEY QUINCE, PRINCIPAL CAMPBELLTOWN PERFORMING ARTS HIGH SCHOOL, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA

“Working across the education system in British Columbia, the Innovation Unit team has taken our thinking to new places and landed new ideas through a rigorous approach to innovation. They have focused on enabling more productive relationships between schools in bringing innovative practice to life. Their contribution to the development of BC as one of the world’s leading education systems has been significant.”

ROD ALLEN, DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT AND FORMER ASSISTANT DEPUTY MINISTER IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
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"Our partnership with Innovation Unit has been about demonstrating the value of design led approaches and growing - not just our practical skills - but our culture to apply a design lens. We believe that to realise the change we want to see in Lambeth, design thinking applied at scale and across all layers of the system is critical."

DENIS O’ROURKE, DIRECTOR OF COMMISSIONING IN MENTAL HEALTH, LAMBETH CCG

“Being clear about the learning outcomes we want for students is challenging, complex and incredibly important foundational work for us. Innovation Unit have been just the right partners. Their expertise, commitment and the intellectual rigour they apply is delivering us a charter that we believe will truly deepen and enrich the education we offer.”

MARGERY EVANS, AGA KHAN EDUCATION SERVICES ACADEMIC DIRECTOR

“ELEVATE is a bold forward thinking initiative of AISNSW. To realise our ambition we specifically sought out Innovation Unit as a strategic partner to work with us because of their global perspective and proven impact. We wanted to offer schools the opportunity to engage in a robust innovation process to redesign practice and to equip them with methods that will serve them well into the future.”

SHARON CHEERS, DIVISION HEAD, SCHOOL INNOVATION, ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS OF NEW SOUTH WALES (AISNSW)

“The team at the Innovation Unit are brilliant at bringing structure and clarity to thorny problems. Facilitating a room of opinionated innovators is no easy feat, and yet they always manage to bring some new insight. That has helped bring new perspective to the scaling challenges we faced, and renewed vigour to our approach!”

TOM WHICHER, NHS INNOVATION ACCELERATOR FELLOW

Vacancies

We’re often on the lookout for talented, thoughtful, collaborative individuals with the passion, commitment and ability that’s needed to bring our work to life.

Senior Innovation Consultant and Innovation Consultant

 

We’re looking for a Senior Innovation Consultant and Innovation Consultant who can lead and manage complex project work with a focus on impact;  help us win new business in line with our mission, and help the organisation improve so that we’re getting the best out of our talented and diverse team.

For more information, read the job description

DEADLINE
Please send your application to contact@innovationunit.org by 12pm (midday) on Monday 5th August.

INTERVIEWS
Skype Interviews will be held for all shortlisted candidates by mutual arrangement from 12-31 August. Second round interviews will be held at our offices on 4 September.

Senior Service Designer

 

We’re looking for a Senior Service Designer with at least five years experience of working as a designer and a track record of growing design-led capabilities and practices in teams and organisations. We need someone who has experience of applying service design methods within system change programmes, and knowledge of methodologies for adapting and adopting innovations in new contexts.

For more information, read the job description

DEADLINE
Please send your application to contact@innovationunit.org by 12pm (midday) on Monday 5th August.

INTERVIEWS
Skype Interviews will be held for all shortlisted candidates by mutual arrangement from 12-31 August. Second round interviews will be held at our offices on 4 September.

Service Designer

 

Our ideal candidate will be independent, ambitious and creative. You understand design and what it has to offer and can articulate its value to clients. You can work from the ground up and the top down to create new solutions and implement them.

For more information, read the job description

DEADLINE
Please send your application to contact@innovationunit.org by 12pm (midday) on Monday 5th August.

INTERVIEWS
Skype Interviews will be held for all shortlisted candidates by mutual arrangement from 12-31 August. Second round interviews will be held at our offices on 4 September.

Project Coordinator (Internship)

 

Being an project coordinator at Innovation Unit means you will work hard across our business, with a focus on supporting our project teams as part of our high-impact, innovation consultancy.

For more information, read the job description 

DEADLINE
Please send your application to contact@innovationunit.org by 12pm (midday) on Monday 5th August.

INTERVIEWS
Skype Interviews will be held for all shortlisted candidates by mutual arrangement from 12-31 August. Second round interviews will be held at our offices on 4 September.

Finance Manager

 

We are looking for a proactive and eager Finance Manager to join our team 3-4 days a week.

We welcome candidates who want to work flexibly. This role would suit you if you enjoy working in a varied work environment where you can bring a wide range of skills to bear and develop.

Job description – click here

To apply, please send your CV and an A4 page of why you think this role could be for you to: contact@innovationunit.org

Closing date for applications is Friday 12th July 2019  

Interviews are planned for 22nd and 25th July 2019