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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/10/2021.

Band 7 Innovation Manager

Job Reference: 304-1059863BB

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 pa

Defined by our people”

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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Band 7 Innovation Manager

MidTECH (hosted by University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust) is the NHS Innovation Hub for the West Midlands and as such acts as the technology transfer hub for the NHS in the West Midlands Region, offering our service as part of the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN).

The role of the IM will be to provide those technology transfer services and the wider MidTECH service to NHS organisations in the region.

These services include –

- Meeting with new innovators and departments in the NHS in the region to discuss new ideas and innovations (mainly via TEAMS but potential to travel to different locations in the region and beyond on occasion).

- Assessment of new idea disclosures, both in terms of intellectual property (IP) and market potential

- Offering of IP advice and strategy development.

- Developing contacts and negotiations with commercial organisations.

- Reviewing and drafting of certain agreements and documents.

- Assisting with the IP and commercial aspects of funding applications.

- Liaising with external expert services, such as solicitors and patent attorneys.

- Working with organisations to help them develop their innovation strategies and processes.

- Offering IP and innovation training to organisations.

This role will ideally suit a candidate with experience of technology transfer, intellectual property, contract management and business development, although not necessarily in healthcare as we believe the skills are transferable (although healthcare and NHS experience is clearly desirable).

We are looking for a high calibre candidate to join a small dynamic team and be ready to hit the ground running, picking up an exciting portfolio of projects across the region which have the potential to offer real benefit to patients and the economy.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings.

We do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. We will be checking the vaccination status of all new starters so that we can manage individual and environmental risks, and so that we can support those who may be undecided about vaccination. If you are unvaccinated there is helpful advice and information at where you can also find out more about how to access vaccination.

Please note that staff recruited from outside of the NHS will usually be appointed at the bottom of the pay band.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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