We’re looking for two superstar social innovation project leaders


innovate change is a not-for-profit social enterprise that uses creative and participatory approaches to build social connectedness that enables youth development, positive ageing and whānau well-being.  

We’re looking for two talented and passionate people to lead social innovation projects. One of the project leaders will lead a significant and multi-year project to discover and develop solutions to reduce the isolation of older adults. If that’s you, you must be passionate and excited about the prospect of working with and for older adults (experience in aged care is not necessary). The other project lead will work on a broad range of projects across various social challenges.

Project leaders will use design, creativity and innovation to create social good. We need people with a passion for social change and the skills to make it happen, who:

  • are familiar with social innovation/design for social innovation practice

  • are experienced group facilitators

  • have experience delivering written and visual communications to a final deliverable or publishable standard

  • have significant project management experience.

innovate change offers a great working space filled with interesting people passionate about social change; flexible working patterns; personal and professional development; and to fill your days with work that has a positive social impact.

To apply

  1. review the position description and person specification

  2. send us these three things by midday on Tuesday 6 June 2017:

    1. a link to your LinkedIn profile (complete and up-to-date) 

    2. a video that tells us how you meet the person specification (2 minutes max - and we’re not interested in technical quality, we’re interested in you and what you say)

    3.  a document that responds to one of the questions below*.  This should draw on your own knowledge, and also from a couple of formal sources (2 pages max).

*Depending on which role you’re interested in, you’ll write one of the following:

  • For the positive ageing role, you’ll answer the question “how can social innovation reduce the isolation of older people living in New Zealand?”

  • For the general role, you’ll answer “how might social innovation reduce inequality?”

  • Both roles, choose which to answer.


Remember to tell us clearly which role you’re applying for and email your application to hello@innovatechange.co.nz.


We move fast around here, so initial conversations with shortlisted candidates will be held in Auckland on Tuesday 13 June 2017.

To discuss or ask questions contact us on 09 378 7642 or hello@innovatechange.co.nz.

Applicants should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.