Innovation Unit ANZ is recruiting!

| 25 Aug 2021

Innovation Unit Australia New Zealand is looking for talented and experienced Project Leads and Senior Project Leads, 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 the generation of new offers to improve outcomes for children and families accessing early learning and care; 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.

Senior Project Lead

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.

  • You will 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
  • You will have demonstrated cultural competence in working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and other diverse groups
  • You are experienced in managing and accounting for yours and others time
  • You have been the lead interface with senior executives and senior public servants that have resulted in productive relationships and partnerships
  • You have managed budgets
  • You have delivered powerful written and visual communications to a publishable standard
  • You have lead a team of staff and contractors to achieve project outcomes
  • You have briefed other agencies to develop designs and/or communication
  • You are comfortable interfacing with and leading partners throughout the design and innovation process
  • You can balance excellent facilitation skills with leading and shaping work to reach consensus
  • You are confident and flexible and have experience in leading and working in interdisciplinary teams where harmonious collaboration is imperative
  • You thrive with low supervision


Project Lead

This role involves leading 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 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
  • You will have demonstrated cultural competence in working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and other diverse groups
  • You are experienced in managing and accounting for your and other’s time
  • You have interfaced with senior executives and senior public servants resulting in productive relationships and partnerships
  • You have managed budgets
  • You have delivered powerful written or visual communications to a publishable standard
  • You are comfortable leading people through a change and transformation process
  • You can balance excellent facilitation skills with leading and shaping work to reach consensus
  • You are confident and flexible and have experience working in interdisciplinary teams where collaboration is imperative
  • You thrive with low supervision


To apply: 

  1. Review the duties and responsibilities, person specification and role details.

Project Lead
Senior Project Lead

Remember to clearly state which role you are applying for.

Send us (teamanz@innovationunit.org) these three things by 12 noon AWST on 17 September:

1. A link to your LinkedIn profile (complete and up to date)

2. A video that tells us how you meet the person specification (2 minutes max – we’re not interested in technical quality, we’re interested in you and what you say)

3. A document that responds to one of the questions below. This should draw on your own knowledge, and also from a couple of formal sources (2 pages max).

    • How can innovation impact learning outcomes for young people in Australia?
    • How could a focus on redesigning early learning and care transform lives of children, families and impact society as a whole?
    • How might social innovation reduce inequality in Australia?


The deadline for applications is 12 noon AWST on 17 September 2021. 

To discuss or ask questions, please email teamanz@innovationunit.org