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Innovation Manager

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
Stoke on Trent
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Innovation Manager to join the Research and Innovation Directorate at University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust. This is a new role bringing together the Innovation portfolio, creating a fantastic opportunity to join a large multidisciplinary directorate. We are seeking an experienced professional with a background in Innovation to develop and manage our current portfolio. The role is 12 months fixed term/secondment with the expectation that during the term, a business case for the sustainability of the role will be established by the successful candidate.

The Trust is looking for a dynamic and pro-active leader, with experience of managing multiple projects with all NHS professions and stakeholders. This new role will be part of the Research and Innovation Directorate and will play a key role in the development of the future Innovation strategic objectives, through collaboration, education, and awareness, to open Innovation opportunities and solutions to our UHNM colleagues.

Main duties of the job

The Innovation Manager will link in with regional and national partners taking forward NHS Innovations, giving UHNM a voice in this arena. The post holder will support UHNM colleagues to successfully manage and grow their Innovation ideas, connecting through strategic partnerships to ensure efficient and evidenced innovative solutions are adopted into practice.

This role will require excellent leadership skills and the ability to develop and bring together teams who have a shared goal across all specialities within UHNM and wider stakeholders.

The post holder will assist in the implementation of UHNM Research and Innovation strategy. Liaising with all internal and external stakeholders and be an integral part of the local and regional research and innovation community.

About us

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. Based across two sites, Royal Stoke in Stoke-on-Trent and County Hospital in Stafford, we are proud to serve around three million people and we're highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales.

All of our employees make a valuable contribution regardless of role here at UHNM and we are proud of our wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their true potential.

UHNM create and encourage a culture of inclusion, providing equal opportunities for career development that are fair and transparent. We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture in which all staff feel valued and respected. In return we ask all of our employees to make a commitment to the values, co-created by or staff, patients and carers, and that unite us as a Trust.

At University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust we know that investing in, supporting and developing our staff has a direct impact on the quality of care that we deliver. Our employees are as important as our patients and the population that we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for further details regarding the post

Person Specification



  • oDegree in a business, biomedical or health science related subject, with accreditation (qualifications) in project management or significant experience in managing complex projects
  • oEvidence of higher level study at Masters Level Alternatively working knowledge and experience at an equivalent level


  • oTraining in innovation management techniques /processes.
  • oBudget / financial management qualification or experience

Knowledge, Skills, Training and Experience


  • oExperience of overseeing the delivery of challenging multi-stakeholder projects to timescale
  • oExperience of working effectively in partnership with a range of stakeholders
  • oExperience of working with Industry Sector partners
  • oExperience of being involved in Research and/or Innovation Development with experience of NHS R& D governance and processes
  • oAbility to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team with own, and with other, colleagues
  • oExperience of delivering training programmes & presentations to various levels of staff.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust


Royal Stoke

Newcastle Road

Stoke on Trent


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