Senior project lead (Perth, Western Australia)

Job details | DEADLINE: 31/03/2022 12:00 am

Innovation Unit Australia New Zealand is looking for talented and experienced social innovators for a senior project lead role based in Perth, Western Australia.

Our project leaders lead significant projects to discover, develop and scale solutions for thriving societies by focusing on families, young people and communities. Your work might include leading innovation in education settings targeted at the most vulnerable; working with communities to co-design better futures; working with health professionals to build their capability to codesign initiatives alongside the communities they work in to improve well-being.

This role involves offering high-level support and overseeing multidisciplinary project teams including, amongst others, practitioners, policy and subject matter experts, designers and researchers to simplify complex challenges and support transformational change in our partners’ organisations. You will play a key role in building the capacity of our organisation and building the impact of our practice.

  • Have strong and varied social innovation and/or design experience with skills in social research, co-design, service design, prototyping, service development and/or system change.
  • Have a good understanding of the public, social, community and/or philanthropic sectors in Australia, and a track record of leading change efforts.
  • Have demonstrated cultural competence in working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and other diverse groups.
  • Are experienced in managing and accounting for yours and others time.
  • Have been the lead interface with senior executives and senior public servants that have resulted in productive relationships and partnerships.
  • Have managed budgets.
  • You can make sense of complex information and distil insight that supports strong decision making.
  • Have delivered powerful written and visual communications to a publishable standard.
  • Have supported a team of staff and contractors to achieve project outcomes.
  • You have briefed other agencies to develop designs and/or communication.
  • Have been the lead interface with and leading partners throughout the design and innovation process.
  • Can balance excellent facilitation skills with leading and shaping work to reach consensus.
  • Are confident and flexible and have experience in leading and working in interdisciplinary teams where harmonious collaboration is imperative.
  • Thrive with low supervision.
  • Have the ability to travel across Australasia and the flexibility to enable collaboration with colleagues across different time zones.

Deadline for applications: 31/03/2022 12:00 am

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