New role – Director of Research & Innovation

Come and join the team, leading our insight and impact work!

28th October 2022 about a 5 minute read
  • Job title: Director of Research and Innovation
  • Department: Insight and Impact
  • Reports to: CEO
  • Direct reports: Associates
  • Level: Senior
  • Salary range: £60k-£70k per annum
  • Position type: Full-time
  • Location: London


Role summary

Future Care Capital is a charity that undertakes research and conducts analysis to identify and substantiate opportunities to create impact by improving health and care outcomes. We build on this and others’ research to set in play initiatives that demonstrate the potential for improvement. Through collaborative working with key relevant stakeholders, we use this to establish momentum for change. Mapping sectors, identifying opportunities to act, and engaging with the experience of service users is key to designing initiatives. Our landscape review series is a good example of this work, and we are now collaborating across the sector to convert the recommendations into outcomes. We are a small team who, together with our network of expert associates, like to act quickly and flexibly. This individual will be responsible for managing and developing this pool of associates, as well as stakeholder relationships alongside the CEO.

To support the development of a new vision for health and care across the country, as well as stimulating positive change in practice, the Director of Research and Innovation will:

  • Commission, manage and undertake new research to identify opportunities for improvement
  • Translate outputs into evidence for policy makers, commissioners, and providers
  • Lead the creation of innovation initiatives to accelerate the development of accessible new ways of delivering health and care to address unmet needs
  • Pursue related funding opportunities and deliver impact from income generation activities in the interests of our beneficiaries.




  • Work closely with the team and external advisors to develop Future Care Capital’s evidence-based policy work.
  • Identify experts and collaborators to develop evidence and stimulate change.
  • Maintain mechanisms to keep abreast of research and policy developments relevant to health and care – national and international – with a particular emphasis upon data, technology, and innovation.
  • Draft responses to government consultations and other public policy initiatives and work with colleagues to support monitoring of the outcome.
  • Contribute to research project design and coordination activities to deliver evidenced thought pieces, policy development and impact.
  • Build stakeholder networks including representation from service users, providers, and commissioners as well as related experts to create momentum to address identified opportunities for improvement.
  • Lead the development of initiatives to evidence improvement e.g., exemplars.
  • Attend networking events, forge new relationships, and present the findings from Future Care Capital’s evidence-based activity to advocate solutions in the interests of our beneficiaries.
  • Support business development activities, identify and pursue funding and income generation opportunities.
  • Support our public affairs and communications team by providing background information for press releases, material for our website and contributing to regular blogs and updates.


  • Work in line with the organisation’s strategy and vision.
  • Promote and ensure compliance with the organisation’s policies.
  • Work in a collaborative and entrepreneurial manner to support income generation.
  • Manage and undertake training / professional development as necessary.
  • Work as part of a team, supporting colleagues and communicating effectively.
  • Encourage and support innovation throughout the organisation.
  • Work in the most resource efficient and effective manner.
  • Act as an ambassador for the organisation.
  • Any other duties as may be required for the charity’s functioning.


Skills and competencies

Technical Competency (qualifications and training) 

  • A first or upper 2nd class degree or equivalent experience.
  • Evidence of continuous professional and personal development.
  • An ability to present information clearly and concisely, with conviction.


  • In a policy and delivery role relevant to health and/or care and technology, with a demonstrable understanding of current key debates and priorities.
  • Managing third party stakeholders, associates, and contractors.
  • Facilitating meetings with a range of stakeholders to identify issues, trends and collect information for developing evidence-based policy.
  • Establishing priorities and managing a complex workload to meet tight deadlines.
  • Working independently but seeking advice and working collaboratively with colleagues and third parties.
  • Working across all key stakeholders’ groups including industry, government, academic and advocacy organisations to form collaborative partnerships that create impact.


  • Management of consultants and associates across multiple domains simultaneously.
  • Ability to quickly develop an understanding of current and emerging themes and to ensure that these are taken into consideration in our work.
  • Stakeholder management.
  • You will have strong analytical skills and the ability to analyse complex information and summarise key conclusions or recommendations.
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written, organisational and interpersonal skills demonstrated at all levels of seniority.
  • Effective research and information gathering.
  • Good project management skills; ability to co-ordinate complex and multiple projects.
  • Creative skills for contributing new and innovative ideas.
  • Good ICT skills including Microsoft Office, spreadsheet use and database management.
  • Excellent time management and organisational.


Person profile

  • Curiosity driven approach to work.
  • Passionate about improving the health and care sector for patients.
  • Proven ability to multi-task, manage multiple deadlines and be open in working style.
  • Flexible, adaptable, and innovative.
  • Entrepreneurial and a team player, always looking to improve ways of working.
  • Positive attitude to disability, health, and employment issues.


To apply for this position, please send your CV and cover letter to: 

The closing date is Monday, 21 November 2022 at 17.00pm.

Due to the volume of applications if you have not heard from us by 24 November 2022, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Interviews will be conducted on 25th and 28th November.

Commencement of the role will be dependent on notice period.