Project Coordinator and Researcher
Job details | DEADLINE: 26/02/2024 9:00 am
We are looking for new Project Coordinator and Researcher to join the Innovation Unit team, to keep transforming systems and reducing inequalities
Successful candidates will support a range of client facing innovation projects as well as internal projects such as team learning events and business development, primarily playing a role of coordination. Successful candidates will be offered a range of development opportunities over the two year contract, including attendance at the Innovation Unit Academy, one-to-one coaching and chances to learn from and share ideas with team members across a range of sectors.
You will be working on a range of different projects, tasks may include but are not limited to:
Project Coordination and Delivery
- Support Project Leads to plan and coordinate projects including tasks such as: drafting delivery updates for clients; recording minutes; diarising meetings; and understanding/raising any risks.
- Support the delivery of client-facing projects through tasks such as: leading on event logistics (online and in person) and at times co-designing and co-facilitating workshops; synthesising complex information; drafting and designing event outputs; and, developing communication materials such as slides and web content.
- Collaborate with your project team to share learning with the wider organisation.
Research and Service Design
- Synthesise complex information, analyse data and generate insights.
- Undertake or coordinate specific pieces of primary and secondary research and writing to reports, workshop inputs and original blogs, as directed by Project Leads.
- Support qualitative data collection, including but not limited to: interviews with service-users (this may include children and vulnerable adults) and professionals and structured workshop interaction.
- Look at and learn from work happening beyond the organisation, including new innovations and policy developments.
Communications and Business Development:
- Develop a wide range of communication materials, including but not limited to newsletters, flyers, blogs, social media content, and web content.
- Support staff across the Innovation Unit team to pursue business development opportunities and develop proposals.
Deadline for applications: 26/02/2024 9:00 am
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We have colleagues in London, Edinburgh, Greater Manchester, Yorkshire and places in between, with access to offices in central London and Manchester.
We only accept applications from people with the right to work in the UK and are UK based.
Our team splits their time between home, on client sites and office, with moments to come to the office for project work, away days and socials. Schedules vary depending on client projects and the requirements of your role.
There is also an expectation to deliver project work around the UK when required (expenses covered).
£28,000 – £30,000 p.a. depending on experience
37.5 per week
27 days holiday plus bank holidays. In addition, we close the office for three days between Christmas and New Year.
4% pension contribution
Pension salary exchange scheme
Childcare voucher scheme
Stacey Hemphill Head of Practice
How to apply
OUR RECRUITMENT PROCESS
At Innovation Unit we use Applied for our recruitment. Applied aims to overcome unconscious bias in recruiting. Instead of using your CV alone, we’ll be asking you to answer questions to test skills needed for the role. The responses are then anonymised, and reviewed in a random order by members of our team.
The Applied platform also asks some demographic questions before you start your application. We at Innovation Unit never see the responses to these demographic questions with your application. We only see summary statistics to help us check if our candidate pool is balanced and if everyone has an equal chance to get hired irrespective of their background. If you prefer, you can easily opt out of answering these questions.
The deadline for receipt of applications is 09:00 Monday 26th February 2024
First round interviews will take place between 4th – 8th March 2024 over video call. The second round will be an in-person recruitment day Wednesday 20th March 2024 in either Manchester or London, to be confirmed. Final screening interviews with the CEO will be between 21st – 27th March 2024 online.
All candidates will receive an email confirming that their application has been received. After this, we will only contact the applicants that have been selected for interview. Feedback on your application will be given through the Applied system.
Due to the nature of our work with children and vulnerable adults, Innovation Unit operates a Safer Recruitment policy. All offers of employment will be made on the condition of a DBS check being carried out and we will ask for two references.