Role: Innovation Practitioner (two roles available)

Salary: £33,000-£45,000 per annum (dependent on experience)

Location: Remote – UK based. Our offices are in Toynbee Hall, East London, but we welcome applicants from across the UK who do not wish to relocate. You should be willing to travel to our London office for team and project meetings up to six times per year. Project related travel costs will be reimbursed.

Hours: Four or five days a week (flexible – minimum 28 hours/ week).

The Young Foundation supports a 4.5 day working week and staff work this, wherever possible (pro rata for those working less than a 35-hour week).

Contract: Permanent, starting ASAP

Benefits: 25 days annual leave plus three office closure days between Christmas and New Year. We also provide two wellbeing days per year. Staff are signed up to one of two pension schemes and a personalised wellbeing budget through Better Space.

About the role

We are looking for two innovation practitioners to join our Innovation and Practice team. The Innovation and Practice team at The Young Foundation supports individuals to innovate by creating spaces for learning and experimentation to shape a fairer future together and achieve greater social impact.

We work with communities, organisations, public systems, and private enterprise nationally, regionally, and locally. The team draw on a range of systems change and innovation methods and practices to design and deliver an ambitious and progressive portfolio of work.

These roles will offer a unique opportunity to work across a range of programmes that could include:

  • working alongside community leaders to grow their confidence and capabilities to influence change in their local areas, regionally or nationally.
  • working with public sector leaders, frontline practitioners, and communities to reimagine the future and take practical, collaborative action to design and test new ideas, new ventures, and new ways of organising and mobilising for social change.
  • working with private enterprise to shape new strategies and prototype new ways to achieving greater social value.

Please note that this role requires regular travel within the UK.

How to apply

Please send the application form at the end of this recruitment pack, and your CV to on or before 26 June 2024.

Posted on: 30 May 2024


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