Main Purpose of role:

Life Sciences Hub Wales (LSHW) drives transformational, systematic change in the health and social care sectors to create a better future for the people of Wales. Our role is to inspire innovation and collaboration between industry, health and social care, and research organisations to make a positive difference to people and families across the nation. 

As a catalyst for change, we work with NHS Wales to understand issues and identify how innovation can help deliver better care. We support businesses to create health and social care solutions.   We create connections which enable people and organisations to work in partnership.

Our mission is to accelerate the development and adoption of innovate solutions for better health and wellbeing. 

Our vision is to make Wales the place for choice and health, care and wellbeing innovation.

Reporting to the CEO, the Innovation and Adoption Director is a new role which will develop, lead and measure a programme of work to support innovation and innovators in the Life Sciences and health and social sector to: 

  • Improve health and wellbeing outcomes for people in Wales
  • Improve efficiency and value within the Welsh health and care system; and 
  • Driving economic development, through business growth and job creation.

As a key member of our Executive Management Team (EMT), the Innovation Adoption Director will lead his or her team to create an effective innovation adoption, and funding identification and delivery function. This will include a range of activities to:

  • Find and develop innovation from industry which address health and care challenges and unmet clinical needs
  • Curate and promote innovation within NHS Wales
  • Secure funding for life sciences in Wales to support the health and care sector
  • Convene and orchestrate stakeholders to drive forward national programmes and innovation deployment

The post holder will ensure programme alignment with Prosperity for All, the National Strategy, Healthier Wales Plan 2018, Wellbeing and Future Generation Objections, and the Prudent Healthcare principles that form an integral part of the Parliamentary Review of health and social Care 2018.

The success of this role will be assessed against individual and team key performance indicators. Performance will also be judged against overall delivery of the strategic and operational plan and the requirements of the Remit Letter.

As a new role the CEO and post holder will agree a final job description at an appropriate time. 

Applications should be made by personal statement to support a current CV to Gemma Bafico at by 5pm on Monday 15th April 2019. Applications in Welsh or English are welcome. Successful applicants will be invited to attend an interview.

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