Circa £34k - £37k
Scottish Health Innovations Ltd has been established to identify, protect, develop and commercialise NHS Scotland intellectual property. Successful intellectual property exploitation requires specific skills and knowledge. We are looking to recruit a Programme Manager to work at our offices based in the Golden Jubilee National Hospital in Clydebank. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer you will have responsibility for managing NHS projects through the commercialisation process, including:
managing the products development pipeline programme
evaluating market opportunity and identifying development route
managing the development of the products or technologies
securing and managing development funding
identifying potential licensees
You will be educated to degree level or equivalent in a scientific discipline and will ideally have experience of working in a commercial environment. Good interpersonal and communication skills, a flexible and adaptable attitude to working on your own and within a multi-disciplinary team environment and the ability to problem solve are key attributes for this position. Experience of working within a regulated industry, for example pharmaceutical or medical devices, would be distinctly advantageous. Some travel throughout Scotland is necessary therefore a driving licence and use of a car is essential.
Applicants are invited to send a CV (no more than 3 pages) and covering letter (no more than 2 pages) preferably by email to Mrs Susan Sweeney at the address below. Please note that interviews for successful candidates will be held on Tuesday 9th December 2014.
Closing Date: 5pm Thursday 27th November 2014
Scottish Health Innovations Ltd
Level 4 East, Golden Jubilee National Hospital
Agamemnon Street, Clydebank
Tel: 0141 951 5506
NHS Research Scotland Communication Manager
Location: Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Clydebank
Hours: Full time (35 hrs)
Length: 2 years
Purpose: To establish and deliver the communications strategy for NHS Research Scotland (NRS).
NHS Research Scotland (NRS) is a partnership involving Scottish NHS Boards and the Chief Scientist Office (CSO) of the Scottish Government. The overarching aim of NRS is to ensure that NHS Scotland provides the best environment to support clinical research. The CSO provides NRS funding to the NHS to support effective delivery of clinical research, and aims to increase the number of studies and the level of patient recruitment to research projects undertaken across Scotland.
Health Science Scotland (HSS) is a partnership of medical universities and their associated NHS Health Boards in Scotland to promote excellence in the field of clinical and translational medicine. It brings together the most senior figures from across Government, academia and the National Health Service to promote and enhance Scotland as a world-leading hub of innovative health research and development. HSS falls under the NRS contract.
The NRS Central Management Team (NRS-GMT) is hosted by Scottish Health Innovations Limited (SHIL) an independent company owned by NHS Tayside and the NHS National Waiting Times Centre Board (as part of NHS Scotland), and the Scottish Ministers. SHIL recently took on the contract to provide this function and the role will develop in line with the requirements of the contract. This post will report to the NRS Central Management Team General Manager.
The CSO invests significant funds annually in supporting NRS infrastructure for clinical studies, and the post holder will work to ensure that NRS is effectively promoted both within the NHS and to external stakeholders. You will have day to day responsibility for gathering stories, information and other reports on the work of NRS, and ensuring that they are successfully communicated through effective channels. You will assist in the development and implementation of the communications strategy for NRS, and be responsible for maintaining and developing traditional and digital media routes. In addition you will have responsibility for the marketing and branding of HSS.
Experience of the NHS or academia is not required, however you will have experience of working with the media or in a similar area, and will be keen to provide a positive representation of clinical research in Scotland.
Strong interpersonal skills are essential, and you will work closely with other members of NRS and CSO.
- NRS communications strategy development
- Development of NRS branding and associated communications channels
- Marketing and publicity for NRS infrastructure and activity
- Event Planning
- HSS marketing and branding
NRS Communications Strategy development
- The principal function of this role is to establish and deliver the communications strategy for NHS Research Scotland (NRS).
- As Communications Manager, you will take the lead in shaping and communicating messages about the work of NRS both internally within the NHS and to wider audiences in Scotland, the UK and internationally across a range of media.
- This will be a hands-on role, in respect to managing and developing the NRS website, twitter account, blog, newsletters etc. Close liaison will be required with the CSO.
Development of NRS branding and marketing channels
- Ensure a clear and consistent approach is taken across NRS to branding and marketing
- Work with nodes and Networks to promote a clear and focused message for NRS
- Coordinate development of NRS branding materials and guidelines, including negotiation and discussion with external providers
- Develop guidance and templates for communications channels, including NRS website, newsletters, digital media (including Twitter, LinkedIn), newsletters, email lists
- Handle external media contacts, produce and manage press releases.
NRS marketing and publicity
- Work closely with the NRS-CMT team and NRS senior management and CSO to shape and communicate corporate messages to support organisational development or external reputation management.
- Maximise the use of communication channels, generating strategic and high quality forward plans of communications and evaluating their impact.
- Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with key NRS clients and stakeholders, building networks to stay connected with researchers and the wider research community
- Gather information on NRS activity, successes and developments
- Update and circulate changes to NRS website, newsletter, Twitter feed, etc.
- Coordinate and support the annual NRS Conference, including: collating information from stakeholders on agenda and speakers, handling location booking and other issues, budgeting of costs, managing publicity and attendance lists.
- Assist and support meetings, workshops and other events across NRS as required
HSS marketing and branding
Support and promote HSS activity through the HSS webpage, digital media and other communications channels, as an associated part of the work of NRS-CMT
Experience and Skills:
- Experience of working in a communications role
- Strong verbal and written communications skills
- Track record of achievement in a similar role, and ability to work to deadlines
- Working knowledge of content management and web publishing systems
- Social media and wider digital communication strategy experience
- Experience of communications on potentially sensitive issues
Please note this is a fixed term contract for 2 years and interviews for successful candidates will be held on Tuesday 16th December 2014
Health Sciences Scotland Manager (HSS)
Route: Scottish advertisement, Potential secondment from a Scottish University
Interviews: 18th December 2014
Grade: NHS Band 7 or equivalent (£35k-£40k)
Locations: Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Clydebank
Hours: Part time: 21 hrs (negotiable)
Length: 2 years
Purpose: To co-ordinate and progress research opportunities between the NHS, academia and industry
Health Science Scotland (HSS) is a partnership of medical universities and their associated NHS Health Boards in Scotland to promote and deliver strategic research opportunities in the field of clinical and translational medicine.
HSS brings together the most senior figures from across Government, academia and the National Health Service to promote and enhance Scotland as a world-leading hub of innovative health research and development.
HSS is supported by the NHS Research Scotland Central Management Team (CMT), which is hosted by Scottish Health Innovations Limited (SHIL) an independent company owned by NHS Tayside, the NHS National Waiting Times Center Board and the Scottish Ministers. SHIL recently took on the CMT contract which is funded by the Chief Scientist Office of the Scottish Government and the role will develop in line with the requirements of the contract. HSS is funded by the Chief Scientist Office of the Scottish Government and the Scottish Universities to increase the level and quality of health research and development in Scotland.
This post will report to the NRS Central Management Team General Manager. This part-time position offers a flexible working environment.
- HSS Meeting secretariat
- Progress collaborative strategic research opportunities
- Coordinate NHS/academic development opportunities
- Coordinate external communications to industry and UK and EU funders
- Promote HSS brand
HSS Meeting Secretariat (with admin support)
- Administration for meetings of the HSS Board and other committees as they arise
- Plan meeting schedules, location and facilities
- Preparation and distribution of agendas, committee papers and presentations
- Report to the Board on progress with activities
- Write up accurate minutes of meetings and action points
- Maintain up-to-date logs of papers discussed at the Committees and decisions made
- Any other administrative requirements to run a successful HSS Board
Progress collaborative strategic research opportunities
- Identify and progress strategic research opportunities between NHS/academia/ industry and public research funders.
- Establish key relationships with University academics, NHS clinicians and other organisations and scan and search sources to identify new and emerging health care research opportunities of potential interest
- Develop models for horizon scanning – capturing intelligence, analysing and reporting, and feeding back to colleagues
- Develop and deliver a strategy to increase the quantity and range of European funding activity across HSS.
- To coordinate the timely, targeted, identification and dissemination of appropriate strategic funding opportunities
Coordinate NHS/academic development opportunities
- Project manage the development of projects identified through HSS, including promotion and development of funding proposals.
- Coordinate bid partners input, organise discussions and meetings to progress bids. Provide direct input into bid texts if required
- Support costing of strategic research projects; coordinate project approval and submission with senior staff;
- Co-ordinate high quality negotiations during development of research collaborations
Coordinate external communications to industry and UK and EU funders
- To act as the point of contact with industry and funders on HSS projects
- To take the lead role in coordinating the reporting of project progress and outputs to funders
Promote HSS brand
- To promote the HSS brand to strategic stakeholders in co-ordination with NRS
- To organise internal and external workshops, attend relevant sector events and present where required to help shape the future strategic direction of HSS
Experience and Skills:
- Strong scientific background, with a relevant qualification to masters level or equivalent experience
- Familiarity with research project development, sources of grant funding and other approaches to developing collaborative research activity within an academic environment
- Attention to detail and ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
- Excellent analytical, writing and editing ability
- Good communication skills
- Some experience of working with the NHS or in a hospital setting
- Experience of working within a University or NRS research environment