Job title: Director of programmes
Salary: circa £90,000 per annum plus benefits
Place of work: Exeter, with regional and some national travel (Currently working remotely from home during Covid-19)
Responsible to: Chief executive officer
For more information please see below and details of how to apply in the job pack.
The South West Academic Health Science Network (SW AHSN) is one of 15 AHSNs across the country set up by NHS England to spread innovation at pace and scale across the health and care system, to improve population health and generate economic growth.
As the only bodies connecting NHS and academic organisations, local authorities, the third sector and industry, AHSNs are uniquely placed to identify and spread health innovation at pace and scale – driving the adoption and spread of innovative ideas and technologies across large populations. We create the right conditions to facilitate change across whole health and social care economies, with a clear focus on improving outcomes for people and patients.
Do you want to lead innovation and improvement in health and care?
Health and care systems around the world are facing an unprecedented challenge. Even before the emergence of COVID-19, increasing demand on health and care services required us to rethink how we help people to stay healthy and support them to manage health conditions.
Like many places across the world, the South West region has been stepping up to that challenge – and with an ageing population and discrepancies in life expectancy spread over three large counties, it’s a significant one. Nearly a quarter of people living across Somerset, Devon and Cornwall are aged 65 and over and, despite numerous thriving communities among these counties, healthy life expectancy for residents of certain South West cities are lower than the national average.
What’s clear is that tackling this challenge will require us to innovate, improve and evolve how we deliver health and care services. That’s where we come in. Established by NHS England in 2013 as one of fifteen Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs), we help heath and care partners across the South West region to develop and spread innovative practice.
As director of programmes, your role is to lead our portfolio of programmes – where our knowledge and experience translates into impact on the health of people in our region.
This is a senior role in an ambitious, forward-thinking organisation. Reporting to our new chief executive officer, Jon Siddall, you will be a member of our executive team and a director on the board of the SW AHSN – with the opportunity to shape and lead the future strategic direction of the organisation.
We are looking for someone who can take our programme design and delivery to the next level – refining our approach, developing the team, and building strategic relationships with partners at a local, national and international level to improve health across our region.
We are working hard to ensure we recruit great people and minimise unconscious bias in our selection process. To support us to do so we use the Applied recruitment platform, which anonymises applicants.
To apply for the role, please click here.
- Interview with Green Park: 13/14/15 July 2020
- Interview with the SW AHSN executive team and informal meeting with our associate directors: 22/23/24 July 2020
- Final panel interview with the CEO and board members: w/c 27 July 2020
A copy of the job pack can be found here
If you’d like to know more about the role or selection process, please contact our executive search partners, Green Park, by emailing Charities&SocialEnterprise@green-park.co.uk or phoning 0203 145 3438. Please ask for Kai Adams or Victoria Wakerley.
Closing date for applications is 6 July 2020.