Interim Innovation Director

  • Location: London
  • Salary: c. £600 PER DAY
  • Ref: RS-1905-6646
  • 2019-06-10T00:00:00+00:00
  • Ellwood Atfield
  • Interim

Interim opportunity for a senior policy professional in financial and professional services

The opportunity
Our client is a public body and one of the leading advocates for the financial and professional services sector in the UK.  They require an Interim Innovation Director to drive forward a number of key strategic projects and manage the Innovation team during a period of parental leave, starting July 2019.
Main responsibilities
Develop and deliver a strategy that focuses on technology and innovation in the financial and professional services sector
Work collaboratively to ensure a coherent and strategically aligned approach to sustaining the competitive position of the financial and professional services sector while supporting and aligning with relevant corporate goals
Provide high-level strategic and policy advice on innovation, finance for growth and purposeful business to support financial and professional services businesses
Develop strong relationships with senior stakeholders in financial institutions and businesses, based in the UK and internationally
Lead the Innovation Team with direct line management responsibility for three colleagues.
Key skills and experience required

Substantial experience of leading and managing the development of corporate policy and strategy around technological and service development, innovation and finance for growth in the financial and/or professional services sector
Direct experience of working at an influential level with some of the issues and challenges associated with technology, innovation and finance for growth and especially environmental and sustainability issues
Substantial experience of leading on corporate engagement with businesses, government and national and international stakeholders in order to influence and gain support
Knowledge of the Digital/Cyber sector and developments such as the Digital Single Market, Green Finance, Financial Technology and Cyber Security
Significant team management experience.

This is a 4-5 month contract, to start July 2019.  It will be paid on a day rate basis at c. £600 per day (inside IR35).  Please apply below or email Rachel Smith for more details:


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