Senior Innovation Officer

Closed: 08 June 2022
Fundraising Business Development

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  • Salary £38,243.07 per annum
  • Location Remote
  • Job Type Permanent, Full-time
  • Sectors Animal
  • Job Reference : MIG92

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Innovation Officer to join our Innovation team. You will join us working 35 hours per week on a permanent basis and will be based remotely, in return you will receive a competitive salary of up to £38,243.07 per annum plus excellent benefits.

Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity with a nationwide network of adoption and homing centres, volunteer-run branches and charity shops. During 2020, despite all of the challenges, we helped 126,000 cats and kittens. That's the equivalent of around 345 cats a day!

Cats Protection’s 10 year growth strategy has innovation at it’s core. A relatively new function within Cats Protection, you will be working closely with stakeholders to deliver income growth to help make a difference to cat’s lives. You will be joining the team at an exciting time as we shape and build innovation across the directorate and organisation. 

Responsibilities of our Senior Innovation Officer:

The Senior Innovation Officer is responsible for supporting the Innovation Manager to deliver overall Income Generation targets by working across the directorate to manage innovation and new product development. The Senior Innovation Officer is responsible for leading innovation cycles and sprints using an insight led innovation approach to develop new products and optimise existing activity. They will identify, plan and develop new opportunities from end to end; from insight gathering and analysis to conducting pilots and stakeholder management. The Senior Innovation Officer will develop a pipeline of activities and products to acquire, convert and steward a range of different fundraising audiences across all income streams, producing a cohesive portfolio, fit for providing sustainable income for the charity.

What we’re looking for in our Senior Innovation Officer

  • Experience of using an insight led innovation process to develop new and existing products from idea to pilot stage to drive income, ideally within fundraising
  • Knowledge of innovation sector, trends, and new product development across the sector
  • Experience of supporting the delivery of an Innovation Strategy
  • Significant experience of project management, including stakeholder management and innovation projects
  • Experience of developing and championing innovation culture and ways of working across an organisation and significant relationship building experience

What we can offer you:

  • salary of up to £38,243.07 per annum plus excellent benefits
  • generous annual leave entitlement
  • contribution pension scheme
  • life assurance scheme
  • range of health benefits
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • and more

Join us as our Senior Innovation Officer and know you are helping to make a real difference to cats and kittens across the UK!

Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications or CVs that are emailed to us directly. Please note any applications received after the closing date may not be responded to.

Closing date:  7th June 2022

Virtual interview date: 15th & 16th June 2022

Cats Protection is committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk and protecting anyone that comes into contact with us from harm.  We expect all employees and volunteers to share this commitment