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Innovation Consultant/Project Manager

Employer
Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Liverpool
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 7
Hours
Full Time
Through the development of our Alder Hey 2030 vision and strategy, children and young people told us: bring me the future. The creation of Alder Hey Futures is our commitment to working on the advancement of paediatric health care for children and young people and delivering pioneering solutions and outcomes.We are seeking an innovative, entrepreneurial thinker to work with Alder Hey Innovation as part of Alder Hey Futures to project manage and support us Co-creating Future Healthcare. Key to this role is an enthusiastic, proactive, self-driven, technical, commercially orientated & innovative mindset. You will be a natural people person able to get along with all walks of life, have a make things happen attitude and be agile and output driven in your work.

We are looking for particular knowledge of the healthcare innovation funding landscape (e.g. NIHR, Innovate UK, SBRI), as well as experience of leading/writing and coordinating multi-partner collaborative funding applications. A sound understanding of IP protection and commercial contracts is desirable along with excellent stakeholder engagement across the ecosystem and managing the interface between academia, NHS, industry, public and local government.

Main duties of the job

Our Innovation Consultants will support and manage delivery of our innovation engagement, service delivery and defined innovation projects as part of the Innovation team. They will be responsible for specific areas of focus and for monitoring progress and successful delivery against agreed outcomes.

Tasks may include but are not limited to:
  • Managing a portfolio of innovation projects as part of the Trust wide Innovation Strategy
  • Leading internal and external engagement and promotion of Alder Hey Innovation
  • Leading hospital engagement workshops and identification of healthcare challenges and technical requirements.
  • Documenting full needs description and solution requirements
  • Active technology scouting and solution identification and validation
  • Detailed project planning and milestones tracking for each project
  • Project status reporting and presenting
  • Management of internal stakeholders and external partners involved in the projects
  • Researching background on business and technical aspects of healthcare needs and solutions
  • Identifying and engaging new co-creation partners
  • Deal architecture and contract management
  • Commercial opportunity validation & project due diligence research and documentation
  • Business plan and funding pitch deck preparation
  • Daily project management and delivery including risk management, budget, resources, work packages
  • Communicate and facilitate collaboration across multiple stakeholders
  • Manage and support more junior members of the innovation team


About us

As one of Europe's biggest and busiest children's hospitals, at Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust, we treat everything from common illnesses to highly complex and specialist conditions.In addition to our main hospital site, we offer paediatric services at a number of community sites and hold local clinics across Merseyside, Cumbria, Shropshire, Wales and the Isle of Man. We also provide specialist inpatient care for children with complex mental health needs in our recently relocated and newly opened state of the art facility.

Alder Hey has a thriving research portfolio and leads research into children's medicines, infection, inflammation and oncology. We are becoming recognised as one of the world's leaders in children's healthcare and research. We contribute to public health, lead cutting-edge research and teach the next generation of children's specialists. Alongside this is ourInnovation Hub, a dedicated space where clinicians and industries can come together to create new products and technologies.

We know that a children's hospital is different and that our job is more than just treating an illness. To us, every child is an individual. As well as giving them the very best care, we set out to make them feel happy, safe and confident as they play, learn and grow. At Alder Hey we are here to look after a child and their family and that includes mums, dads, brothers and sisters.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Our Innovation Consultants will support and manage delivery of our innovation engagement, service delivery and defined innovation projects as part of the Innovation team. They will be responsible for specific areas of focus and for monitoring progress and successful delivery against agreed outcomes.

Our Innovation Consultants will support and manage delivery of our innovation engagement, service delivery and defined innovation projects as part of the Innovation team. They will be responsible for specific areas of focus and for monitoring progress and successful delivery against agreed outcomes.

The Innovation activities and projects are wide-ranging providing our Innovation Consultants an opportunity to utilise a variety of skill sets to focus on specific areas of activity and grow the role to suit their own experiences and interests.

Tasks may include but are not limited to:
  • Managing a portfolio of innovation projects as part of the Trust wide Innovation Strategy
  • Leading internal and external engagement and promotion of Alder Hey Innovation
  • Leading hospital engagement workshops and identification of healthcare challenges and technical requirements.
  • Documenting full needs description and solution requirements
  • Active technology scouting and solution identification and validation
  • Detailed project planning and milestones tracking for each project
  • Project status reporting and presenting
  • Management of internal stakeholders and external partners involved in the projects
  • Researching background on business and technical aspects of healthcare needs and solutions
  • Identifying and engaging new co-creation partners
  • Deal architecture and contract management
  • Commercial opportunity validation & project due diligence research and documentation
  • Business plan and funding pitch deck preparation
  • Daily project management and delivery including risk management, budget, resources, work packages
  • Communicate and facilitate collaboration across multiple stakeholders
  • Manage and support more junior members of the innovation team
  • Carry out other appropriate delegated duties as required


Person Specification

Education and Training

Essential

  • Educated to degree level in a relevant subject (technical, digital innovation, and business ) or equivalent level of qualification or significant equivalent previous proven experience in innovation technical project management.


Desirable

  • Project management qualification


Experience of...

Essential

  • Experience in technology, research, innovation and commercial contracts
  • Experience of Digital Healthcare technology
  • Experience of planning, managing and delivering innovation and technical based projects/programme management and methodology
  • Formal project delivery tracking using Gantt charts or similar
  • Demonstrable experience of leading and completing complex technical innovation projects
  • Experience of an agile user centred approach to project management
  • Proven ability to negotiate and motivate teams, including SMEs to ensure project delivery
  • Search strategy setting and researching of technical and commercial landscapes Commercial experience, business modelling and funding pitch preparation
  • Experience in understanding technical discussions and documentation
  • Experience in dealing with sensitive and confidential information.
  • Experience of working with industry and HEIs
  • Experience in managing or supporting marketing, communications and events
  • Experience of managing or supervising junior staff


Desirable

  • Experience of working in hospital setting
  • Experience of public & private sector funding


Knowledge of...

Essential

  • Open Innovation Methodology
  • Technology Scouting
  • Intellectual Property
  • The business and innovation needs and structures of start-ups, SMEs and Corporates.


Desirable

  • Understanding of the needs of hospital staff, clinicians and researchers.
  • Knowledge of NHS issues


Skills

Essential

  • Knowledge of IT systems and software programmes such as Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Access.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision Work on own initiative, prioritizing workloads and working to tight and often changing timescales.
  • Clear communicator with excellent writing, data entry and presentation skills: capable of constructing and delivering clear information/ instructions to staff and service users
  • Proven relationship management skills, able to build and maintain positive and productive relationships across a range of stakeholders
  • Ability to work under pressure in a busy working environment and able to multi-task
  • Negotiation and motivation skills
  • Effective team working/Collaborative
  • An ability to maintain confidentiality and trust
  • Professional, calm and efficient manner
  • Commitment to continuing professional development
  • Positive and flexible approach to work


Personal attributes

Essential

  • Passion for self-learning
  • Self-motivated
  • Commercially minded
  • Entrepreneurial/Innovative
  • Demonstrates honesty and integrity and promotes organisational values.
  • Embrace change, viewing it as an opportunity to learn and develop


Employer details

Employer name

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Alder Hey Innovation Hub

Liverpool

L12 2AP

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