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Project Manager Research and Innovation

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the dynamic and growing Research and Innovation team at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust (BHT).

We are seeking a highly motivated Innovation Project Manager with Medtech industry experience to join our growing Innovation Team. The post holder will play a key role in fostering an environment of healthcare innovation at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.

Our ideal candidate will demonstrate evidence of strong project planning and project management skills. They will be responsible for managing healthcare innovation projects and coordinating activities with academics and stakeholders in Buckinghamshire and the wider NHS.

Main duties of the job

Project Management and co-ordination:

o Lead planning, execution, and delivery of innovation projects.

o Coordinate with internal teams and external partners and lead project delivery to ensure project milestones are met.

o Manage project scope, resources, and timelines, ensuring high-quality outcomes.

Stakeholder Engagement:

o Work closely with clinical teams to understand their needs and requirements, establishing a strong feedback loop.

o Act as one of the primary liaisons between the Trust and external innovation partners, including universities, tech companies, and healthcare organizations.

o Foster relationships with stakeholders to identify and develop new innovation opportunities.

o Organise and facilitate workshops, meetings, and presentations with project stakeholders.

Innovation Pipeline Development:

o Evaluate market trends and identify opportunities for technology transfer and partnerships.

o Identify and support the evaluate of new technologies and innovations that can improve patient outcomes.

o Aid the integration of successful innovations into clinical practice within the Trust.

o Support the continuous improvement of the innovation process and project delivery.

Risk and Compliance Management:

o Identify potential risks related to project implementations and develop mitigation strategies.

o Ensure all innovation projects comply with regulatory standards and Trust policies.

About us

Why colleagues think we are a great place to work!

What does Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust offer you?

As part of our BHT family, you'll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.

Alongside NHS benefits of generous annual leave entitlement and pension scheme, you'll have access to NHS discount schemes.

We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.

What do we stand for?

Our vision is to provide outstanding care, support healthy communities and be a great place to work.

Our mission is to provide personal and compassionate care every time.

We are working hard to increase diversity at all levels within the trust. We believe a diverse workforce can have a positive effect on both staff wellbeing and patient outcomes.

We welcome applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ candidates, candidates with disabilities and care-experienced candidates.

We are proud to achieve the Gold award for the Armed Forces Covenant and support applications from the Armed Forces Community. Please contact (our Armed Forces Covenant Lead) if you would like guidance or assistance with your application.

We make employment decisions by matching our service needs with the skills and experience of candidates, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a comprehensive list of responsibilities and duties, please kindly refer to the Job Description and Person Specification by downloading the JD and PS attachment in the advert.

If you are an internal applicant there is the option for secondment, all applicants must have the endorsement/support of their line manager prior to application.

If you have a disability that makes submitting this online application difficult and would like assistance, please contact us on quoting the vacancy reference number.

Person Specification



  • Bachelors level degree is essential.


  • Relevant professional certifications in project management or innovation would be advantageous
  • Master's degree is highly desirable.



  • Proven experience in project management, with relevant experience, preferably within the healthcare or life sciences sectors
  • If no previous grant writing experience, then candidate will need to demonstrate strong written English language skills. The candidate should showcase proficiency in articulating ideas, concepts, and proposals effectively, demonstrating the capacity to communicate persuasively.


  • Demonstrable success in managing complex projects, ensuring timely delivery, budget adherence, and achievement of project goals.
  • Desirable to have experience working in a healthcare or research setting, with knowledge of NHS structures and processes.
  • Experience in grant writing or funding applications is highly desirable, with a demonstrated track record of successfully securing funding for innovation projects.



  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to foster effective collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Familiarity with innovation processes, technology transfer, and commercialisation strategies


  • Proactive and self-motivated individual with the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to plan, organise, and execute projects with attention to detail.
  • Analytical skills to assess market trends, evaluate business opportunities, and make strategic recommendations.



  • Ability to travel Trust wide

Employer details

Employer name

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust


Stoke Mandeville Hospital

Mandeville Road


HP21 8AL

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