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Challenge prizes have a long tradition and are becoming an increasingly important tool for those seeking to stimulate creativity and innovation in both technological and social fields. Nesta has a strong track record in applying prizes effectively, including through the Big Green Challenge, an internationally known environmental challenge prize.
Director for Challenge Prizes
£55-80k plus benefits
Chancery Lane, London
2 year fixed term contract
Full-time or part-time 4 days per week
We are now looking for a new Director who will lead the Centre for Challenge Prizes, taking responsibility for its strategy, management and development. You will build effective relationships across all sectors and disciplines –
including innovative businesses, public sector, the not-for-profit sector and government bodies – to deliver a portfolio of ambitious challenge prizes.
You will represent Nesta to a wide range of audiences and work closely with the Policy Research and Skills team to identify opportunities for research into prizes.
With a strong track record of working in partnership with organisations across a range of sectors, you will also need experience of designing, developing and delivering innovative ventures or programmes. You will also be an experienced team leader with excellent communication skills, and a background in successful marketing.
Experience of running and designing prize competitions or other projects that involve mobilising large-scale collaboration would also be an advantage.
For full details of the role including a detailed candidate specification please click on the 'Apply Now' button to visit our website.
Closing date: 10th September 2012.