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Programme Lead: Industry and Innovation

  • Closing date:  18/10/20
  • Grade: 8A £45,753-£51,668
  • Full time and permanent.

Do you want to make a real difference in people lives?  Would you like to work in an innovative and growing organisation with a strong team ethos?

Funded by NHS England, The Office for Life Sciences and NHS Improvement, the West of England Academic Health Science Network exists to accelerate the spread of innovative, evidence-based practice to improve health and care in the West of England. We work with all six acute Trusts, five Clinical Commissioning Groups, five community providers, two mental health Trusts and three universities in the West of England. We also work closely with local businesses, small and medium enterprises, Local Enterprise Partnerships and a range of other academic partners to facilitate the adoption and spread of innovation into health and social care.

Our team of specialists support the development of new products and services that will enable the NHS to provide the best treatments and outcomes for people living in West of England and beyond.

The Industry and Innovation Programme Lead will be responsible for the development and delivery of effective and efficient industry and NHS innovation support programmes, providing clear leadership and vision for the team.  They will develop close working relationships with our local industrial, commercial and third sector partners.  The West of England Academic Health Science Network is one of 15 AHSNs in England, working in together for patient benefit and economic growth.  As Programme Lead you will be expected to co-ordinate our programme with activities to ensure alignment with the wider AHSN objectives and work streams,

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level in life sciences, healthcare, or management, together with an MBA (or equivalent) post graduate qualification (preferably in business or commerce).  They will have significant management experience within the health and life sciences sector (or similar setting) with a strong background in commercial development and change management, ideally across health and care procurement and sales.  A track record of effective financial planning, budgetary management and strategic planning, will also be expected.

This is an exciting opportunity to work across the healthcare ecosystem of the West of England supporting innovation and economic growth.

You can review further information, including the Job Description and Person Specification, and apply by visiting NHS Jobs.

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