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Director of Innovation and Engagement

Law Centre (NI)

Belfast

  • Salary:

    As per scale

  • Added:

    08/10/2021

  • Closing:

    01/11/2021

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Director of Innovation and Engagement

Post: Full-time permanent, 35 hours per week

Job Purpose: To lead on innovation and engagement at Law Centre NI in pursuit of its vision and mission and to be part of LCNI’s Senior Leadership Team, providing overall strategic leadership to the organisation, deputising for the Director, as required.

Location: Belfast

Salary: SPC points 38 - 41 (£40,760 - £43,662) commencing at point 38, £40,760

Reports to: Director

Contact with:
Law Centre staff
Law Centre members
Relevant organisational sub-committees
Policy makers and other external stakeholders
Elected representatives
Funders and potential funders
Media Management Board
Other appropriate individuals and agencies

MAIN DUTIES

1.0 BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS

1.1 You will have a detailed understanding of our stakeholders and potential stakeholders (in this case policymakers, officials, members, the third sector, the legal sector, academics, funders) and excellent connections within those communities;

1.2 Your role is to know and anticipate their likely needs and to create projects and opportunities that they will want from Law Centre, acting as an effective ambassador for the organisation in all your work and building stakeholder confidence through high standards of personal and professional accountability;

1.3 Your role is to provide expert guidance and leadership within the team with responsibility for leading and managing innovation and engagement activities;

1.3.1 You will line manage a number of direct reports, building a high performing and effective team-working environment in which people flourish, monitoring and providing effective feedback on performance.

2.0 BUILDING PROFILE

2.1 You will be a public face of the Law Centre and you will champion and represent our work with your target stakeholders and in the media with the aim of establishing your reputation as a “go to” person in the field;

2.2 You will build a network of external collaborative partners who can join with LCNI to deliver new projects;

2.3 You will build Law Centre’s engagement with other stakeholders, ensuring LCNI makes effective research and policy contributions and delivers effective training, quality and communications interventions in support of our mission.

3.0 BUILDING SUPPORT

3.1 You will work with the Director and Head of Research and Policy to build support for LCNI policy priorities;

3.2 Your role is to know and anticipate stakeholders likely needs and to create projects and opportunities that stakeholders will want to support at the Law Centre;

3.3 You will build a detailed understanding of sources of funding and will work to secure funding not only for the projects that you are developing but also for Law Centre’s work more generally.

4.0 OTHER PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES/ PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

4.1 As part of Law Centre NI’s Senior Leadership Team, and working with the Director, you will develop and agree new projects and find funding for those projects;

4.2 You will work with the Director and others to establish project teams with the relevant expertise and then work with those teams to ensure delivery of the project;

4.3 You will work with the team to ensure that Law Centre’s work is constantly receiving the recognition that it deserves and act as the public face of LCNI on the projects and for the communities that are supported by LCNI;

4.4 Deputise for the Director and report to the Board as required;

4.5 Uphold and model the agreed values of the organisation;

4.6 Ensure the policies and procedures of the organisation are observed;

4.7 Monitor your own professional development and identify training, growth and development opportunities;

4.8 Be available to work outside standard business hours on occasion in order to meet the demands of the role;

4.9 Undertake such other duties as may be required from time to time.

*Note: this role description will be subject to review from time to time in line with the changing needs of the organisation.

To apply, please click DOWNLOAD APPLICATION PACK

Completed applications should be submitted by 16.00 on Monday 1 November 2021 and sent to humanresources@lawcentreni.org.

APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THIS TIME WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held w/c 15 November 2021.

Monitoring Form and Candidate Information Pack, which includes Person Specification, can be downloaded in the ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS SECTION

Additional Documents

Candidate Information - Director Innovation and Engagement.pdf
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Job Snapshot

Job Type
Permanent Full-Time
Qualifications
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Sector
Legal, General Management
Job Roles
Director
Min Experience
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Employer Type
Company
Location
Belfast
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Employer Details

Law Centre (NI)

2nd Floor, Westgate House,
2-4 Queen Street,
Belfast,
BT1 6ED

Job Ref:

DIR I&E-10-2

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