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New Opportunity for Innovation Director/Head of Innovation

St Monica Trust is a dynamic and forward-thinking housing and care charity dedicated to communities where older people flourish – where they are connected, contribute, and have choice. With a strong reputation for excellence and a history of innovation, the Trust has pioneered new approaches and solutions to enriching the lives of older people over the last 100 years.

Following publication of our 10-year strategy (attached), we’re building on our reputation at the forefront of developments in our sector by creating a new framework for innovation, and we’re putting our ability to innovate at the heart of our Charitable Foundation.

Innovation Director/Head of Innovation (depending on experience)

As we continue to pioneer new solutions in our sector, we are seeking a visionary Innovation Director/Head of Innovation to join our Executive Team and lead our innovation efforts in this ambitious new approach.

The Innovation Director/Head of Innovation is a pivotal leadership role responsible for championing innovation, fostering creativity, and driving delivery of our strategic ambitions across the Trust, our communities, and the wider sector.

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive and collaborating with executive colleagues, you will play a critical role in identifying, developing, and implementing innovative initiatives that enhance the quality of life of our residents and beneficiaries and realise our purpose, whilst also contributing to the organisation’s overall growth and sustainability.

You will lead the implementation of our new innovation methodology, which we are developing in partnership with a specialist innovation agency from Denmark. You will lead and manage innovative approaches to address business challenges as well as realising our wider vision. Working with teams across the Trust, you will work both in our sites and the wider community to embed innovation as we seek to deliver significant impact for older people in line with our purpose for communities where older people flourish.

Job description

To learn more about the job description and requirement, please click here.

How to apply

With a competitive salary and benefits package, this is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to take their career in innovation to the next level – and we’re excited to hear from you.

If you’d like to discuss the role, then please call Julia Ross in the first instance on 0725 933 2681.

To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter setting out why you want the job, how you meet the person specification, and what you will bring to us, to

Applications should be received by noon on Sunday 12 November. Interviews will take place in early December, date TBA.

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