The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust – Director of Innovation

  • VSM Salary Range
  • Location: Leeds with regional and national travel expected on a regular basis
  • Closing Date: Monday 23 October

One of the largest NHS acute and specialised services provider regionally and nationally, the scale and complexity of our Trust offers immense potential in clinical innovation – we already have an award-winning innovation space at our Leeds General Infirmary, and recent significant funding increases for our joint NIHR Biomedical Research Centre and Clinical Research Facility, operating in partnership with the University of Leeds at the heart of the Leeds innovation ecosystem and providing the critical clinical links to innovators and entrepreneurs.

Building on our existing innovation work we are creating an Innovation Hub to co-locate clinicians, entrepreneurs, and academics, as part of a wider Innovation Village, right at the heart of the Leeds Innovation Arc, with our new hospitals’ development as a key catalyst.

As such, we are seeking to appoint our first Director of Innovation.  This is an exciting and unique opportunity to ensure that the strategy for innovation aligns with the Trust’s mission, vision, and strategic objectives to drive healthcare improvements including through technological change.

To enhance connectivity between our world-class clinical research expertise and commercial partners, we are seeking an experienced commercial research leader who can bring a new perspective to ensure the Trust reaches the next level of performance – via developing and leading a coherent approach to maximise income generation, inward investment, and increase collaboration and joint ventures with commercial and academic partners.

Reporting to the Trust CEO, the Director of Innovation will be responsible and accountable for the Trust’s commercial innovation strategy and innovation function, and significantly improving the Trust’s economic impact through new revenue streams.

As an integral Trust representative, networking extensively across healthcare, business, industry, government, and our academic community, the Director of Innovation will also help shape national and international debates on clinical innovation priorities, extending our reputation, profile, and impact.

To fulfil the role, you will have demonstrable collaborative leadership skills from a breadth of disciplines and be an inspiring, compassionate, values-based senior leader who creates trust and loyalty. You will have highly developed negotiation, influencing skills and awareness, with significant experience of operating at Board level in a complex environment.

Our Trust is committed to building an inclusive personal, fair, and diverse health and care workplace where belonging, equity, diversity, and inclusion are treasured. We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds.

To find out more, visit our dedicated microsite by clicking the link below.

Or, for a confidential discussion, please contact:

Helen Barkham, Principal Researcher

Melanie West, Senior Consultant

Closing Date: Monday 23 October