Innovation Officer (Social Housing)

Employer: HACT

  • Reference: HACT/17/34647
  • Published on: Wed 17/05/2017 16:45 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 05/06/2017 09:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
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  • Salary: £26,000-32,000 plus contributory pension 3% - 5%
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Hackney

The Innovation Officer will be a key member of the team at HACT, driving the delivery and development of innovative ideas across the business. HACT has a reputation in the social housing sector as an ideas factory, capable of delivering positive change through research, consultancy and products.

The postholder will work across the HACT team to identify new opportunities and incubate ideas, as well as to embed new ways of thinking and to enable other staff members to curate solutions. This dynamic role will involve working both on ideas generation as well as direct project delivery at different points of the innovation cycle, as well as in different parts of HACT’s business. The postholder will possess rampant curiosity, tempered with focus and an innate sense for understanding when (and whether) new ideas are worth investment.

HACT's work is mainly delivered in partnership with other organisations, such as specialist consultancies, think-tanks and trusted partners. The postholder will be responsible for working with these existing partners and identifying and developing new partnerships that add value to HACT’s work and offer.

Working at the cutting edge of new ideas and business development at HACT, the successful candidate will possess skills that blend business development, customer relationship management, partnership building, sales and marketing.

About HACT

HACT is an innovation agency that provides futures-oriented solutions, projects and products for UK housing. HACT delivers thought leadership and drives new ideas for business transformation through our platform of projects, products, research, impact measurement and data analytics, as well as through our engagement with other sectors and our work on digital transformation. We work alongside housing providers to drive change within their own businesses. We work with organisations outside of housing to broker in new relationships and opportunities that supports innovation and transformation. HACT helps housing providers maintain and refine resilient and successful businesses by generating actionable evidence to inform the development of new, smarter, and more efficient ways of working.

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How To Apply

To apply please send your CV accompanied by a detailed covering letter by 9am June 5th to Marcelle Dopwell, Head of Business Operations – .

Interviews: Tuesday 13th / Wednesday 14th

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