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Chief Executive

Are you an outstanding Chief Executive or a very senior experienced leader who can demonstrate an impressive track record of achievement in leadership and strategic management within the health care sector? If so, the Innovation Agency (the Academic Health Science Network for the North West Coast), would like to hear from you.

We are looking for a collaborative, dynamic, strategic individual who will lead this NHS organisation as it strengthens relationships with NHS, social care, academic and industry colleagues to develop innovative solutions to health and care issues and spread them with consequent benefits for individual and population health, service effectiveness and efficiency, and the regional and national economy.

This is a significant and exciting opportunity for a proven leader who has effectively delivered culture change and modernisation programmes, long-term financial sustainability and improvement of services across organisational boundaries. The post holder will also have the personal and professional characteristics required to develop productive relationships with a very diverse range of stakeholders.

The Innovation Agency has over the last seven years under Dr Liz Mear’s leadership developed into a substantial organisation with over 60 staff, and with a broadly based Partnership Board including stakeholders from the NHS, academia, industry and others. The Agency has a track record of successful delivery of commissions with national agencies (including NHS England and the Office for Life Sciences) and of attracting European and other sources of funding. We also work closely with our colleagues in the 14 other Academic Health Science Networks to ensure the national take-up of new initiatives, while working with our local stakeholders to meet their needs, and to identify and support local innovations.

Interviews for the post will be held remotely on 15th October 2020.


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Closing date: 28 September 2020


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