Director of Strategy and Impact

Up to £98,000 gross per annum (plus bonus of up to £10,000)
10 May 2019
End of advertisement period
28 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Director of Strategy and Impact
Innovate UK
Up to £98,000 gross per annum (plus bonus of up to £10,000)
Field based

The Organisation:

Innovate UK works with people, companies and partner organisations to find and drive the science, technology, business models, process and commercial innovations that will grow the UK economy - delivering productivity, higher value jobs and exports. Our aim at Innovate UK is to keep the UK globally competitive in the race for future prosperity. 

For further information and to stay updated on our latest news visit, follow us on Twitter at @innovateuk or subscribe to our YouTube channel at  

Job Purpose:

The Director will be responsible for a number of areas: 

  • The development of Innovate UK strategy within UKRI and the annual strategic delivery plan;
  • Our economic impact and evaluation process across all our programmes;
  • Our comprehensive spending review submission and evidence;
  • Our skills, talent and equality, diversity and inclusion programmes;
  • Our public-facing business engagement activity;
  • Be the key interface to the Devolved Administrations and Governments and all the English Regions through a dedicated team of UK-wide regional management.  

Experience required:

  • Demonstrable experience of establishing strategic interventions with evidence of successful outcomes;
  • Successful management of multiple senior and executive stakeholders with conflicting demands and priorities;
  • Effective management of significant budgets, implementing cost-control and forecasting in a tightly-controlled environment;
  • Considerable experience of innovation or research, business competitiveness and technology policy or delivery;
  • Considerable experience of managing programmes and delivering a broad range of benefits, across the Public and Private sectors; 
  • Previous experience of building and leading a high-performance team across multiple locations to deliver exceptional results.
  • Understanding of the structure of government and key UK Research and Innovation partner organisations as well as its constituent agencies and brands, as well as the Devolved Administrations.

UKRI Benefits include the following:

  • 30 days annual leave plus 10.5 privilege and public holidays
  • Enrolment to the Civil Service Pension Scheme

For full details of this post and to complete an online application, visit ( An updated CV and covering letter will be required for the online application. 

Closing date: Midnight 28th May 2019