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Innovation Exchange Coordinator

Job Reference: 304-A-20-98587

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
£31,365 - £37,890

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University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) is recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Operating across multiple sites, including Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Solihull Hospital and Community Services, Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham Chest Clinic, our commitment to our 22,000 staff is to create the best place for them to work, which is why we are dedicated to:

  • Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can;
  • Being a Stonewall Diversity Champion, aiming to achieve positive change for LGBTQ+ staff and patients;
  • Being a disability confident employer and in line with the disability confident scheme guarantee an interview for all disabled applicants where they meet the essential criteria;
  • Making reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process for those with a physical or hidden disabilities, including those who are neuro-diverse;

  • Working with marginalised groups, such as those from BAME backgrounds, to increase representation, facilitate positive action and promote anti-racist practice throughout the Trust;

  • Offering our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, access to mentors and peer support groups to support their personal and career development objectives.

We are a leading provider of healthcare with an regional, national and international reputation providing cutting edge healthcare.

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This role is based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

This is an exciting opportunity to support innovators across industry, healthcare and academia within the West Midlands.

The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN); hosted by UHB, is one of 15 AHSNs across England. We work in partnership with NHS trusts, SMEs, care homes and universities to spread innovations at scale and pace and support the “import and export” of healthcare innovation through Innovation Exchanges.

Meridian is the WMAHSN’s Health Innovation Exchange and provides a coordinated approach to identifying, selecting and supporting the adoption of innovations that have the potential to transform the lives of patients and improve the local economy.

As Innovation Exchange Co-ordinator you will workclosely with the Head of Innovation Exchange to ensure toensure the operational running and ongoing development of a responsive network and Innovation Exchange across the whole of the West Midlands region. Working closely with the Innovation Exchange team you willadvise innovatorsacross sectors on the development of their innovations and support individuals to clearly define their healthcare challenges.

The post holder will need to develop strong trusting relationships, be autonomous and confident to work on your own as well as part of a team. You will be required to have an understanding of the challenges faced by innovators in thehealthcare industry either within industry, the NHS or similar health care setting.

While this role is based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital with regular travel across the West Midlands region and occasional national travel expected, given the nature of the role there is the opportunity to work remotely but the ability to travel between sites is essential. This role is on a 12 month fixed term contract, due to funding.

To discuss this role further please contact Tammy Holmes, Head of Innovation Exchange,

All posts involving access to persons in receipt of health services will be subject to a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.

Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us; this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances of your offences.

Staff recruited from outside of the NHS will usually be appointed at the bottom of the pay band.

Successful candidates will be automatically enrolled onto the Trust staff bank UHB+.

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