Industry and Enterprise Programme Manager
University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust
The closing date is 21 June 2021
Join our exciting innovation journey.
At Wessex Academic Health Science Network (AHSN), we connect the NHS, universities, researchers, innovators and small businesses to help drive innovation into the health service, to benefit patients, save the NHS time and money, and help to grow the UK economy.
We are looking for a full time skilled and experienced Programme Manager, with a deep knowledge of the NHS who can bring together clinical, commissioning and commercial teams to accelerate the development, evaluation and deployment of innovation in a range of healthcare settings.
Main duties of the job
You can read an overview of the main duties of the role in the section below: Job Description and Main Responsibilities.
To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents attached.
This is an interesting and varied role with the ability to influence the development of innovation at a local, regional and national level. The successful applicant will accelerate the rate at which patients have access to medical innovations, whilst supporting economic growth in the UKs Health and Life Sciences sector. You will be joining a team with demonstrable success in this area.
We are seeking a programme manager to help innovators get their products to patients faster; to improve outcomes, lower costs and build the UKs health and life science economy. The post holder will manage a range of projects to support clinical, academic and commercial innovators prepare their products for widespread scale and adoption.
The successful applicant will have good influencing and networking skills, experience of the health and life science sector within the UK, and an understanding of the innovation landscape. We are looking for a well organised, inquisitive individual, who can catalyse relationships, build networks and deliver measurable outcomes.
Working within the Innovation Exchange commissioned from the Office for Life Sciences, you will help bridge the gap between unmet NHS needs and developed or developing innovations, to ensure new products meet NHS needs, are supported by appropriate level of evidence, and regulatory compliance.
Now is a great time to join the AHSN. With a range of commissions from national bodies, Wessex AHSN is a fast-paced and agile environment offering the opportunity to make a difference at local, regional and national levels. You will be joining a diverse team of experienced and dedicated individuals committed to delivering their own workstreams, and working as a team to support each other on cross-cutting programmes.
Wessex AHSN covers Hampshire, Dorset, IoW and Southern Wiltshire, with offices based in Chilworth Southampton, and a flexible home-working policy. We are hosted by University Hospital Southampton, and are one of 15 AHSNs which collectively cover all of England.
For more about the AHSN and our work, visit: www.wessexahsn.org.uk or follow us on @WessexAHSNWhat you'll do
You will be responsible for aspects of the Wessex AHSN Innovation Exchange as commissioned by the Office for Life Science, with particular responsibility for communicating regional NHS needs to innovators and horizon scanning for solutions on behalf of regional NHS bodies.
You will build and maintain professional stakeholder relations with NHS bodies including ICS, Primary Care Networks, Acute and Community providers, to understand their priorities and needs and provide appropriate horizon scans and options appraisals.
You will also be responsible for working with external stakeholders to host appropriate educational meetings on topics that are important to both commercial and clinical innovators.What we're looking for
This is a full time role, mostly office or home-office based. Occasional travel may be required, so driving license and ability to travel is required.Additional information
Interviews will be held on Friday, 02 July 2021
Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.
Values and behaviours
Special requirements of the post
Aptitudes and skills required
Previous or relevant experience necessary
Qualifications / training required
Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.
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University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust
07 June 2021
Agenda for change
£45,753 to £51,668 a year