Role: Senior Innovation Practitioner 

Salary: £45,000 – £60,000  


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 meetings up to six times per year at your own cost. Travel for project meetings is reimbursed.  


Four to 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). 


Permanent, starting ASAP 


25 days annual leave plus three office closure days between Christmas and New Year. We also currently provide two well-being days per year. Staff are signed up to one of two pension schemes. 

About the role 

We are looking for a Senior Innovation Practitioner to join the Innovation and Practice team. The role will offer a unique opportunity to grow and strengthen our portfolio of innovation funding programmes.  

By bringing communities, organisations, and policymakers together, the successful applicant will design and deliver innovation funding programmes that will support The Young Foundation’s mission to shape a fairer future, driving positive change and supporting collective action to improve people’s lives.  

If successful in your application, the types of programmes you might find yourself working on could include: 

  1. Designing and delivering innovation funding programmes that support people 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.
  2. Working alongside public sector and community leaders to grow their confidence and capabilities to innovate and influence change in their local areas, regionally and nationally. 

The Innovation and Practice team works in partnership with communities, public systems, and private enterprise to create space for learning and experimentation to bring about big ideas and new ways of working, shaping a fairer future together, and achieving greater social value. We work with a range of institutions nationally, regionally, and locally, as well directly supporting community leaders to make change happen in the real world. 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.

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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