About the role 

The Head of Accelerate will lead a multi-partner, research and development programme jointly funded by the Welsh Government and the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund. This role represents a unique and exciting opportunity to lead a £23.5 million programme that is helping to advance the development and adoption of innovative solutions for better health and wellbeing. 

The post holder will provide strategic oversight and direction of the programme on behalf of the SRO to ensure that desired programme outcomes and objectives are delivered. In addition, the successful applicant will maximise the effectiveness of the programme team, promote successes, resolve matters arising and report progress to Company Boards / sub-committees and programme funders.   

About you 

This is an excellent opportunity for someone with a proven track record in leading regional or national government programmes. We require an individual who can demonstrate strong leadership and believes collaboration is key to the achievement of outcomes and impacts.  

You will be skilled at assessing information, behaviours and situations to make timely, considered and well-judged decisions. Moreover, you must enjoy working in a multi-stakeholder environment, nurturing close working relationships with, and between, internal and external partners.  

 If this sounds like you then please download the full job description below! 


  • Fantastic working and team environment   
  • Generous holiday entitlement - 30 days annual leave plus public holidays   
  • Employee Assistance Programme and eye care   
  • Car parking (discretionary)   
  • Flexi-time   
  • Pension   

How to apply    

To apply, please forward a comprehensive CV with educational and professional qualifications, full employment history and current salary, in addition to a supporting statement.    

The supporting statement should be no more than two sides of A4. Please provide evidence in the statement of your suitability against the criteria in the Person Specification and explain why you are interested in the position and where you saw the job advertised.    

Applications should be submitted to  careers@lshubwales.com.  

  • Closing date: 12:00, 14 January 2021
  • Assessment date: 22 January 2021

For more information on the role, please see the full job description below: