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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 13/06/2021.

Senior Innovation Manager

Job Reference: 289-CR-870

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Quality Improvement & Innovation
Euston Square, London
£60,058 - £68,891 per annum incl HCAS

About our Trust

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provide services from two main hospitals, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, and a number of clinics across London and the South-East.

We have over 6,000 members of staff that are PROUD to Care for nearly one million people. Both hospitals provide full clinical services, including full maternity, emergency and children’s, in addition to a range of community-based services across London, such as award-winning sexual health and HIV clinics.

We’re one of the safest and best performing Trusts in the country. We’re also one of the top trusts to work for – our staff say they’re engaged, motivated, and would recommend us as a place to work and receive treatment.

In 2020, The Trust was rated by the Care Quality Commission as ‘Outstanding’ in the well-led and use of resources domains and ‘Good’ in the safe, effective, caring and responsive domains. The Trust as a whole was ‘Good’, but the Chelsea site was ‘Outstanding’.

Our facilities are some of the best in the country. We have been investing around £10 million a year in our estate. We are currently spending c. £25 million on expanding our adult and neonatal critical care facilities at Chelsea and Westminster and redevelopment of our children’s unit at West Middlesex – in partnership with our charity, CW+ and generous donors.

The Role

Senior Innovation Manager,Band 8b

Fixed Term 18 Months due to funding

Staff group: Strategy Directorate


We are looking for a values-driven Senior Innovation Manager with energy, expertise, and empathy to work across a complex set of programmes, relationships, challenges, and innovations which contribute to service transformation across North West London.

You will have specific expertise in innovation methods and tools to support our Innovation Exchange and Design Skill Centre, and other portfolios within ICHP and experience of working with innovators and companies to develop innovations that meet the needs of the NHS.

You will be able to think laterally, build strong trusted relationships quickly, and work as a productive team member. You will bring an appetite for analytics, evidence, and learning in everything you do and have an ability to understand new subjects rapidly.

Imperial College Health Partners (ICHP) is a not-for-profit organisation, established by its constituent NHS and academic members. We exist to improve population health, and we do that by supporting partners to understand complex problems, to innovate, and to implement new approaches sustainably within complex systems. ICHP is also the designated Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) for North West London – one of 15 across England. We are funded through local member contributions, national NHS income as well as commercial income to ensure sustainability.


ICHP is seeking candidates with an interest in healthcare to join our growing Strategy directorate.

As a Senior Innovation Manager, you will work across a complex set of relationships, challenges, and innovations to contribute to service transformation at Imperial College Health Partners. You will be able to think laterally, build strong trusted relationships quickly, and work as a productive team member. You will bring an appetite for analytics, evidence, and learning in everything you do and have an ability to understand new subjects rapidly.

You will be expected to:


  • Role model behaviours that live our organisational values of collaboration, courage, quality, and impact, and encourage similar behaviours in colleagues and line reports
  • Show a commitment to learning, self-reflection, appraisal, and development, including undertaking a Personal Development Plan annually; and support direct reports to undertake a similar process.
  • Operate in an environment of significant complexity and ambiguity, taking time to understand the context of the operating environment and demonstrating good judgement (including seeking counsel from other when needed); and offer support and guidance for others seeking advice
  • Exhibit a curiosity about the work going on across the organisation, and share with others, internally and externally, impactful work that ICHP supports to enable improvement and innovation and resolve complex problems
  • Actively seek to participate in available project opportunities, with an approximate expectation of being involved in project work for up to 70-75% of your time, and working on several projects at any one time (with a mix of longer-term and shorter-term projects).

Key responsibilities include:

  • Leading on several external projects at one time
  • Being responsible for shaping and overseeing projects
  • Working to clarify the problem that our work is trying to solve
  • Applying recognised methods of issues analysis and problem definition
  • Play a lead role in the development of project plans
  • Determine the planning of appropriate tasks within the project
  • Ensuring that research approaches are appropriately rigorous and systematic
  • Keeping an overview of the project and ensuring that progress on your own tasks, and those of others
  • Responsible for a combination of direct line management and project-based team management.

For informal enquiries: please email

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Abeer Itrakjy Job title: Associate Director Innovation Exchange and Design Email address:

Additional Information

The Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all its employees as well as maintaining a workforce that broadly reflects the local communities we serve. In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy, religion or belief or sexual orientation. Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can also be made for any candidates with a disability.


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