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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 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.

Graphic Designer (UK)

 

Interested in designing for social impact? We’re looking for a creative and flexible graphic designer who has what it takes to join our amazing team.

If this sounds like you, find out more in the job description.

HOW TO APPLY:

Send your PDF portfolio of recent work, CV and cover letter stating why you’d like to join the Innovation Unit team.

Please send your application to sarah.ward@innovationunit.org by 12pm (midday) on Monday 21 January 2019.

Interviews will be held at our London office on the morning of Monday 28 January and Wednesday 30 January 2019.

Administrative Support/Executive Assistant (ANZ)

 

Interested in being the driving force behind our administrative and operational systems for the Australian based team? We need a team player with exceptional organisational skills and experience. If this sounds like you, find out more in the job description. 

HOW TO APPLY:

  • Review the job description
  • Send the following to contactaus@innovationunit.org
    • A link to your LinkedIn profile (complete and up to date)
    • A 2 minute video that tells us how you meet the person specification . Please note that we’re not interested in technical quality, we’re interested in you and what you say.

DEADLINE AND KEY DATES:

Please submit your application to us by 12 noon AWST on Friday 25 January 2019.

We will notify you if you have been shortlisted for an interview by close of business Tuesday 29 January 2019.

Interviews will take place in Perth on Thursday 31 January 2019.