Innovation Manager

Michael Page Marketing
London, South East England
13 Jul 2017
11 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

This organisation is looking for an Innovation Manager to join their well-established, ambitious team in Central London. This is a 12 month maternity contract.

Client Details

This organisation is a much loved and admired national charity that helps a broad community.


The key responsibilities of this Innovation Manager will be:

  • Lead the implementation and development of the fundraising innovation strategy; identifying, establishing and leading the creation of new fundraising products
  • Work on end to end fundraising innovation
  • Deliver robust business cases, working with stakeholders across the organisation to trial and launch new fundraising products
  • Portfolio review management
  • Take a macro overview of how fundraising as a whole is performing
  • Look at performance of products against criteria, including market attractiveness, ROI, net income vs target income etc.
  • Identify any issues with campaigns and work with the insight team to solve problems
  • Recognise opportunities to provide insight to teams
  • Work in quick stints of 16 week cycles - from idea, to shortlist of product to be selected for prototyping
  • Work with senior stakeholders across the organisation
  • Initiating the development of core messaging and positioning specifically in support of fundraising campaigns and products
  • Work with Fundraising teams to develop and improve supporter journeys from acquisition through to retention, stewardship and on-ward supporter journey development
  • Actively contribute to the improvement and development of fundraising communication activities and initiatives, supporting projects and briefs as and when appropriate
  • Play a proactive role in contributing to the annual planning and budgeting process making informed budgeting recommendations


The person specification for this Innovation Manager is:

  • Significant project management experience and a thorough knowledge of skills, tools and techniques associated with this
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Experience in developing a product from concept to execution
  • Ability to work with a range of stakeholders around the organisation to understand business needs
  • Budget management experience
  • Experience of working with agencies to produce marketing collateral for campaigns
  • Experience working on multi-channel campaigns
  • Ability to translate complex data and insight into actionable plans
  • Line management experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Results orientated individual
  • Excellent level of commercial awareness
  • Excellent problem solving skills

Job Offer

This organisation is looking to offer a salary of around £45,000 for this 12 month contract.