We’re Hiring! Head of Innovation, Research & Development — CLOSED

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We are now hiring for a Head of Innovation, Research & Development. Join our team!

Salary: £43,000-£45,000 per annum (pro-rata 0.8 FTE actual £34,400-£36,000 per annum)

Hours of work: 30 hours per week

Flexible working: Flexible days/hours. Hybrid office and home working offered

Contract: Permanent, subject to funding

Location: In the idyllic Essex countryside at Old Park Farm, Main Road, Ford End, Essex, CM3 1LN

The Role

We are looking for a visionary and motivational leader who will inspire and drive effective innovation, research and development that will translate into new evidence-led, sustainable dementia support services, programmes and partnerships of significant value and benefit, and reach new audiences regionally and nationally.

The Candidate

You will be someone who can inspire, motivate and support multi-disciplinary staff teams and external partners; has strong dementia knowledge; is well connected with academia, charities, and other players in this field; has drive and ambition with the ability to work at pace, engage, and communicate well; and can create or recognise winning ideas and turn them into significant, scaleable, and fundable programmes which will enable large numbers of people living with dementia to benefit from more activity outdoors and with nature to improve their wellbeing.


  • Small, friendly team of 20+ staff and 105 volunteers
  • Beautiful offices set in an idyllic countryside location in Essex
  • Flexible, hybrid home/office model
  • Competitive salary (£43,000-£45,000 FTE)
  • Flexible, 30 hours per week — flexi-time system in operation

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying, please do so through Charity Job by submitting your CV with a cover letter explaining why you would suit the role.

Closing Date: Friday 1st December at 23:30

Dementia Adventure is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion/belief, or age.

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