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Head of Innovation - Strategy & Consumer Partnerships


Employer: Uniting (Victoria and Tasmania) Limited
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Executive & Senior Management, Management, Project Management
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 16 May, 2019.
Applications close: 30 May, 2019.

  • Leading Community Services Organisation
  • Salary packaging, and competitive sector remuneration
  • Full Time | Ongoing | Melbourne Metro
  • Lead and drive consumer partnering

About Uniting

At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

We are proud to have been part of local communities for over 100 years delivering services across Victoria and Tasmania. With a team of 7,000 skilled and committed individuals we provide over 770 programs and services to people of all ages to learn, thrive and enjoy a healthy, happy life. We're there for children, families, people with disability, older people and those experiencing homelessness, mental illness or drug and alcohol addiction.

Uniting is looking for great people who, like us, celebrate diversity and welcome everyone regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Learn more

Visit: vt.uniting.org

About the Opportunity

Reporting to the Executive General Manager, Strategy & Engagement and working alongside other senior managers, the Head of Innovation, Strategy & Consumer Partnerships will lead and drive consumer partnering and further development of inclusive service provision; establish and maintain effective processes for fostering innovation at all levels of the organisation and manage and oversee an effective risk framework to ensure that high levels of accountability are maintained across the organisation.

Overseeing the design and implementation of high level strategic and operational plans for Uniting Vic.Tas, this important role will advance the strategic change agenda of the organisation while also playing a key role in collaborating with all levels of management in implementing, monitoring, and reviewing organisational strategy. This includes ensuring inter-departmental collaboration beyond individual portfolios, particularly in carrying out the development of key strategic projects.

About You

You will be an established senior leader with demonstrated history of leading innovatively and taking a proactive and adaptive approach. You will be an advocate of consumer partnerships, and able to contribute to and drive pragmatic organisational strategy. With demonstrable capability to assess emerging trends and leverage opportunities, you also have high level influencing skills, and the ability to engage with a range of stakeholders, including government. Relevant postgraduate qualifications preferred.

How to apply for this job

If this sounds like you, apply today by emailing the below to careers@vt.uniting.org, using the subject line: Head of Innovation - Strategy and Consumer Partnerships application via EthicalJobs.

  • Cover Letter (1 page outlining your suitability according to the position description)
  • Current Resume (no more than 3-4 pages)

Click here to see full position description.

Applications close on Thursday 30 May 2019.

Get in touch

Aimee Suchard-Lowe – Aimee.Suchard-Lowe@vt.uniting.org

Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a 'child safe' organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and Working With Children Check (in Victoria) and/or Working With Vulnerable People Check (in Tasmania) prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking.

Supporting materials  1. Head of Innovation, Strategy and Consumer Partnerships V4.pdf