Director of Innovation and Income Generation

Job Description

Job title Director of Innovation & Income Generation
Reports toChief Executive
Normal place of worknurtureuk head office in London
Job purpose

Overview: The post holder is responsible for nurturing a spirit of innovation and creativity throughout the organisation. Effectively managing and growing income, improving marketing, maximising brand value, measuring impact, and increasing stakeholder engagement. Additionally leading and line managing relevant team members.

Objective 1: To contribute, as a member of the senior leadership team, to the overall leadership and management of nurtureuk throughout the UK and internationally

Objective 2: To lead, manage, and develop nurtureuk products and services throughout the UK and internationally

Objective 3: To be responsible for the nurtureuk‘s continued development in relevant areas

Objective 4: To provide an organisational structure for the department that supports innovation, growth, and proves the best use of current and future resources starting in 2019-2020

Objective 5: Implement nurtureuk‘s Theory of Change and
report regularly on the progress for the department.
Hours per week37.5
DBS requirement

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Oversees all income generation, fundraising, marketing and innovation, stakeholder engagement delivery functions of the charity
  • Provides effective and inspiring leadership where creativity and innovation can flourish
  • Assists upper management in setting goals that promote organisational growth
  • Controls and reports on forecast and actual costs against developed budgets
  • Prepares the department’s budgets, schedules, and other organisational reports as needed or requested by the Chief Executive
  • Holds, manages and is responsible for budgets, approving and authorising expenditure in accordance with budgetary constraints and delegated authority
  • Designs and implements the marketing strategy in collaboration with other directors and/or departments
  • Implements nurtureuk’s Theory of Change in collaboration with other directors and/or departments
  • Ensures digital engagement is on-brand and effective
  • Develops, oversees and implements the fundraising strategy
  • Provides advice and guidance to other employees
  • Oversees daily activity of the team and manages team workloads in order to meet goals and deadlines
  • Develops and implements plans to increase efficiency and reduce costs
  • Improves existing systems and policies
  • Works closely with other departments to ensure effective communication of messages
  • Encourages the development and testing of innovative solutions and opportunities
  • Manages internal and external suppliers
  • Designs and implements a strategy for international growth and development
  • Identifies improvement areas, plans and implements systems to boost our charitable effectiveness
  • Develops and formulates strategic and operational plans designed to meet organisational goals and delivers on them

It is the nature of nurtureuk’s work that tasks and responsibilities are in many circumstances unpredictable and varied. All employees are therefore expected to work in a flexible way when the occasion arises and undertake tasks that are not specifically covered in their job description.

All employees are expected to comply with nurtureuk’s terms and conditions, rules, policies, procedures, codes of conduct, quality standards, authorisation processes, risk management policies etc and relevant external regulations.

Person specifications:

Key skills and abilities:

  • Formal marketing or business development qualification
  • Excellent communication and networking skills, both verbal and written within the team and externally
  • Proactive and adaptable to change and to see change positively with the ability to encourage a culture of openness and honesty within initiatives and good transition management
  • Great transition management
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional organisation and planning skills
  • Strong decision making with a drive to achieve results
  • Negotiation skills and the ability to secure the provision of resources needed for change initiative(s) from the team and/or external providers
  • Strong people management skills with the ability to still work as a team
  • Excellent computer skills and data driven
  • Encourages a culture of openness and honesty within a change initiative
  • Strong ability to lead by example, inspire credibility and confidence. including ability to model desirable behaviours to encourage similar behaviour from others
  • Ability to delegate tasks, and offer assistance as appropriate
  • Ability to prepare and maintain schedules for activities and initiatives, taking account of dependencies, risks and resource requirements.
  • Ability to analyse complex problems, interpret operational needs, and develop integrated, creative solutions
  • Excellent Microsoft Office, marketing tools, and CRM skills
  • Ability to prioritise and manage a varied and demanding workload, meet deadlines and work in an organised and systematic way.
  • The ability to think both strategically and innovatively

Special requirements considering the nature of the role:

  • Willingness to be flexible in response to the reasonable needs of the organisation and to taking on appropriate new responsibilities.
  • Prepared to travel occasionally as required, mainly in the UK, with occasional overnight stays.

Desirable (if any):

  • MBA or CIM
  • Prior experience as a manager of teams
  • Additional language skills
  • Great understanding of selling solutions to the education sector

Other requirements:

  • Passionate about access to education for all, determined to provide our stakeholders with exceptional service.
  • Contribute to a nurturing work environment while going the ‘extra mile’ to deliver.
  • Committed to quality and service.
  • Take responsibility for their own performance and development.
  • Personal commitment to the nurturing principles of nurtureuk and the value of education in changing the lives and opportunities of children and young people.
  • Committed to the values that underpin and inform the work of nurtureuk.
  • Commitment to support, learning, feedback and development for staff and personally.

Direct reports:

  • Community Engagement & Fundraising Manager
  • New direct reports as a result of developing and implementing organisational structure of the department that supports growth

Additional Information

Pay and conditions of service

SalaryUp to £40,000 DPE
Annual leave25 Days, Bank holidays plus one extra annual leave day per year of service
Probationary period Six calendar months
Notice periodThree months. One week during probationary period
PensionEmployee’s contribution 3%, employer contribution 5%of gross annual salary
Approved by:CEO
Date approved:March 2019
Reviewed:March 2019